can be done with individual parts of the body or with the whole body. Have the quality or action of the pendulum on a clock as it traces an arc like path between two points- rising, falling, rising
known and widely used as a part of Horton modern technique these are used to strengthen and correct alignment in the torso and abdominals
Often taking weight in the hands, arms, or head and turning movement upside down
humphrey-weidmen school falling away from and returning to equilibrium (balance)
Prolonging the movement
a moment when movement is lifted and held
the rate with which movements speed up or slow down
an energetic relationship between the head and the tailbone.
The body part or location form where movements begins. Movements can be centrally (core0 or peripherally (distal) initiated
Choices concerning weight, flow, space,time and purpose by the performer, in conjunction with the dance maker that give distinction to the movement
the relationship of the body with gravity and the ability to let go of unnecessary muscular tension
also called the ischial tuberosity, these are the bones that make contact with the ground while sitting
a twisting action of the spine or joints
a movement of the upper body laterally and downward
the transfers of body weight from one leg to the other
Name 3 modern choreographers who have specific codified techniques
Graham technique (contraction), Limon (fall/recover and rebound, Horton (flat back/laterals)
centers on a dancer's own interpretations instead of structured steps, as in traditional ballet dancing. A modern dancer rejects the classical ballet stance of an upright, erect body, often opting instead for deliberate falls to the floor.
name given to a contemporary dance trend that emerged between the 1960s and 1970s in New York (U.S.A.).
Created by a group of artists who worked in the Judson Church, it defended the aesthetic value of everybody's and everyday's movement
is an art whose working material is the movement of the human body. It doesn´t have fixed or established movement patterns but it's rather in a continuous search for new forms and dynamics. Therefore its dancers make use of varied modern and classical dance techniques to train. It produces performances or shows in conventional and non conventional stages (such as theaters or public and private places), having a frequent dialogue with other aesthetic languages such as audiovisual technologies, visual or fine arts, lightning, architecture, music, circus and others.
2 ideas that incorporated in Contemporary dance
pilates and yoga