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DANC185A Final Review
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Who developed first technique that used natural movements like hopping, swaying, skipping, and running which inspired her?
What was the name of modern dance movement during the early stages?
Free flowing movement
What contribution(s) did Rudolf Laban give to modern dance?
Laban notation, movement analysis, chorsuses
What was one of the first schools of modern dance?
Who founded the first school?
Ruth St. Denis
Who developed the technique of contract and release?
Who developed fall and recovery?
What choreographer incorporated humor and satire with in his/her choreographic style?
During the 1940's, who choreographed psychological dramas and used mythological characters in his/her dances?
During the 1940's, who's choreographic style, explored individual, group relationship and "musical visualizations?
Who was a student at the Denishawn school?
What technique is still relevant and in current dance studies?
What technique initiates movement from the solar plexus
Who choreographed ethnic adaptation dances?
Ruth St. Denis
Who was an early modern dancer who choreographed visual spectacles using lighting and long fabrics?
Ted Shawn and Ruth St, Denis were....
Partners and were married
Who choreographed a dance based on the story of Oedipus Rex?
Who developed his/her own technique, which requires a strong torso? His/hers choreography was inspired by Native American dance, ballet and theater. He/she was a mentor to Alvin Ailey.
Which choreographer was a Mexican American who formed his own company and developed his own technique which deepened fall and recover?
Which choreographer was an anthropologist and developed a technique that explores isolations of the body. He/she influenced jazz dance and choreographed for Hollywood. "South land" and "Negro Rhapsody" are two well-known pieces that this choreographer created.
Originally a ballet dancer and became first male dancer in Martha Graham Company and later married her and later developed own technique which put emphasis on ease and flow of movement.
A German choreographer that choreographed the Green Table?
The "Green Table" was about?
Protest of World War II
An anthropologist and dancer, he/she studied under Graham, Weidman and Holms. He/She combined African and modern dance to develop his/her personal style that was athletic and dynamic. Some of his/her works were political and expressed life as an African American living in the south. He/She choreographed "Hard Times" and "Strange Fruit."
Best known for being a member of Martha Graham Company and being an independent choreographer. His/Her choreography has always been both political and social commentary of society issues. Known for saying to dancers and pupils, "No, I do not believe you."
• A German choreographer who choreographed "Witch Dance."
A German choreographer who choreographed "Witch Dance."
Inspired after seeing Pearl Primus, McKayle studied with Graham and Cunningham among others. Uses many styles as well as rhythm with in his choreography.
An African American that combine, Ballet, Horton technique, African traditional dance and modern dance to develop a style that helped him build profound respect among American audience members with is technically challenging and stunning pieces. Choreographed "Revelations."
Who? Movement makes the spine act like a spring, coil and twists.
Who? Student of Martha and danced in Cunningham company.
Who? Employed the use of "Chance Choreography" within his works.
Who is a "chameleon" of post-modern dance due to his constant ever changing dances?
Did not have a technique but a definite style that is athletic and beautiful.
His work was like a moving painting on stage and use theatrical elements, like props and sets to develop a kaleidoscope image on stage.
Has his own company based in New York City.
ALL: Paul Taylor, Merce Cunningham, and Alwin Nikolais
Has own technique that is still taught today.
Once performed a dance that had the curtain came up and a women and man stood there for 5 minutes and the curtain came down.
He used very balletic dancers that abstracted leg extensions and manipulated the torso and back.
Used "decentralization" within his choreography.
Who was the catalyst to the Judson "post-modern" era of the 60's?
ALL: Merce Cunningham, Paul Taylor , Alwin Nikolais
Who reduced dance to a minimum, without emotion, theatrical or spectacle? Usually took out music all together?
Although seemingly "loose", what choreography is technically difficult which includes many dance forms, including ballet, modern, tap and jazz? Was the main speaker in Modern Dance History Video and assignment day.
What choreographer was best known for developing contact improvisation?
Who is a musician and organized the first performance at Judson Church?
Who is known for creating intricate movement that logically builds from one movement to the next, which choreographer employed the use of repetition? 1, 1, 2, 1, 2, 3, 1, 2, 3, 4 etc.
Which choreographer differed from most Judson Church choreographers due to the use of symbolism and emotion within pieces? Uses multi-media, site-specific and within work and vocal scores that she composes.
Which choreographer grew up Seattle, father was a musician and mom introduced dance. He studied at an early age Ballet and flamenco/folk dance. Resides in NYC where he began his dance company. His choreography is witty, athletic and used musical scores to choreograph works.
Studied and inspired by Alwin Nikolais, Cunningham. He/She attended Ohio State, received masters and now a Professor. While studying dance, found a balance between technique and movement. Technique/style uses moving through space and improvisation.
Which choreographer danced for Merce Cunningham and studied with Eric Hawkins. Technique style had the use of patterning, athletic movements, explored momentum and spirit. She also used Multi-Media within work and did mostly solo's and at times nude.
Which choreographer combines break dancing and martial arts elements to create a contemporary dance style. His/Her choreographic styles feel of playfulness.
Based in DC Maryland, which choreographer uses a variety of age and cultural diverse dancers? Work is witty and brings social awareness to her audience members. Once did a dance piece in the streets using tractors and construction workers.
A 1980's choreographer, who is well known for cross culture, "conceptual material" about race, history memory and the creative process. He believed the process is more important than the product. Won a Bessie award for his experimental and depth of work.
Which choreographer is classically ballet trained and contemporary modern choreographer? His work is said to be anti-ballet, kinky and abnormal. He is the "punk rocker"of ballet and costumes and scenery outrageous. He gave an edge to the ballet world and worked with social political about gender identity within his work.
Choreographed a piece that depicted the novel of "Uncle Tom's Cabin" in a social political evening concert exploring racial and homosexual stereotypes.
Bill T. James
Who Recreated the ballet "Rite of Spring."
Originated from Japan, and choreography is based on dark and dramatic themes showing vulnerability of the dancing bodies. Used Butoh dance style as well as art instillations which they constructed themselves to give the feeling of meditation and internal/external expression.
Emo and Kimo
Which choreographer used scene-setting for creating stage pictures that were astonishing not just visually but also, it seemed, tactilely. This artist at times created stage floors full of water, or spread with carnations, or covered with dirt. Her female dancers usually wore floor-length dresses of deluxe fabric and brilliant colors. The women's hair was also long and lustrous, and they whipped it around like their gowns.
An African American artist that choreographed "still/here" and uses state of the art technology to create a theatrical space with text, narration and modern dance.
Bill T. Jones
Choreographed "Caught" which used strobe lights to trick audiences into seeing the dancer only when in the air.
A choreographer based in Tel Aviv, Israel and creator of the "Gaga" technique.
Technique was developed and codified.
Developed during the Turn of the Century.
Labeled as the forerunners of modern dance.
Process more important than product/performance.
Dancers part of choreographic process.
Developed during 40's and 50's.
Developed during 60's and 70's.
Used dance to invoke the audience to feel and think.
A new 'open' vocabulary developed, legitimizing movement that had always been excluded from dance lexicons as having no theatrical content.
First to break away from the ballet shoes, corset and technique.
Took dance performances out of the traditional proscenium stage and placed them in art galleries, streets, parks, etc.
Dancers more excepted in Paris, France during the start of their dance journey.
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