12 terms

understanding dance as movement partII

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Movement
motion or rhythmic action performed by the body action having its own key, structure, theme, and form in a part of a composition
Transition
a step that you need to use to get from one position in space to another
Contrast
a pattern that is demonstrated differently from the original theme
Elevation
the height to which movement is lifted above a point in space
Space
the place of self in a given time of movement: high, medium, low
Energy
the force of movement: sharp/sudden, smooth/sustained
Time
the speed of rhythm: fast, medium, slow
Initiation
the beginning of movement or action
Theme
an original movement concept, pattern, or dance sequence from which variations may be developed
Variation
an amount or degree of change, a different form of a dance movement or movements
Shape
a particular body form made fit from movement to create a desired position or look
Dynamics
a pattern or process of change, growth, or activity that allows variation and contrast in force or intensity of the movement
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