Dance Appreciation Notes- week before exam
Dance Appreciation Notes- week before exam ESS 104
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This 2 page Class Notes was uploaded by Courtney Schmitz on Wednesday March 30, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to ESS 104 at University of Wisconsin - La Crosse taught by Kathy Gorman in Fall 2015. Since its upload, it has received 30 views. For similar materials see Dance Appreciation in Physical Education at University of Wisconsin - La Crosse.
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Modern Dance A revolution in dance history Started in America Mainly by women Isadora Duncan ● “Mother of Modern Dance” ○ Rejected ballet because it was unnatural and created a “deformed skeleton” ○ Very simple, natural movement. ● 3 Sources for her movement ○ The art of ancient Greece ■ Sculpture, vases, copied the poses on them ○ The movements of nature ■ Watch the way a wave moves, how a tree branch blows ○ Going within herself ■ Would watch herself in the mirror and see what movements she made ■ Solar plexus center of movement ● “ I have discovered the dance. I have discovered the art form which has been lost for 2000 years” ○ Had discovered modern dance ● Used to dance in the homes of rich society women for money ○ Would wear Greek tunicvery shocking in that time period ● 3 children by 3 different men all out of wedlock. Probably should’ve lived during hippie era ○ All 3 died very young ● Went on tour of Europe and Russia ○ Danced barefoot ○ Michel Fokine saw her dance inspired him to start contemporary ballet Modern Dance characteristics ● Very much about individual expression ● Whole body movements ● Incorporated running, walking, skipping ● Many different techniques ○ Everyone has their own style ● Often done barefoot ● 1930’s technique began ** What one thing characterizes modern dance: freedom ** Ruth St. Denis and Ted Shawn ● Husband and wife team ● 3 art inspirations for Ruth ○ Eastern ○ Asian ○ Middle Eastern ● 3 Early solos ○ Radha ○ The Incense ○ Cobra ● Denishawn ○ First modern dance company and school ■ Based in Los Angeles ○ Attracted a large audience to modern dance ○ Out of it came the next generation of modern dancers: Doris Humphrey and Martha Graham ■ The first true generation of modern dancers ■ First to create modern dance techniques ○ (1931) they divorced, Denishawn ended ● Men Dancers ○ First all male dance company by Ted Shawn ● Jacob’s Pillow ○ Dance festival started by Ted Shawn ○ Continues after his death ● When Denishawn ended.. ○ Ruth danced spiritually