Dance Appreciation: Tuesday, March 8th
Dance Appreciation: Tuesday, March 8th ESS 104
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Tuesday, March 8 th Doris Humphrey -term “modern dance” started in 1927. It meant: Dance that reflects contemporary attitudes -water study (1928)-performed entirely to silence, no story or emotion conveyed-only movement of waves -“the shakers” (1931)-most famous- men and women remained separate on stage because of history -Humphrey Modern Dance Technique: FALL AND RECOVERY o Based on the pull of gravity o Lots of swinging of the arms, legs, torso, and head Describing the way of movement-“the arc between two deaths” o -2 deaths are the moment of 2 stillnesses Martha Graham Movement Never Lies” based on Asian dance 2 lessons learned at Denishawn: 1. The actual dance technique taught at Denishawn. 2. The importance of costuming for dance: The dance costume should never hide nor hinder the movement, but intensify it Four Stages of Choreographic Life 1. Rebellion Stage a. “Revolt” b. “Heretic” c. “Lamentation” 2. Americana Stage a. “American Document” b. “Frontier” (Isamu Noguchi) c. “Letter to the World” d. “Appalachian Spring” (Aaron Copland)- Most famous piece/most romantic piece 3. Greek/Psychological Stage a. “Errand into the Maze” (Ariadne/Minotaur)- a greek story of a princess who kills a half man and half monster b. “Cave of the Heart” (Jason/Medea) Medea kills Jason’s love because of jealousy c. “Night Journey” (Oedipus/Jocasta)- he is sleeping with and married to his mother 4. Bible Stage- pieces based on bible stories a. “Embattled Garden” b. “Judith” c. “Seraphic Dialogue”- St. Joan of arch
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