Mr. McKinley Dance Vocab test 3/23/18

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is the manner in which you keep track of Movement and time while dancing
Accent
The increase in stress, emphasis, or intensity within a movement count.
Balance
the stability produced by even distribution of weight on each side of the vertical axis.
Coordination
Harmonious functioning between arms, head, trunk, and legs in combined movement.
Contraction
tightening of the muscles, usually in the rib cage or abdominal.
Dance
Moving or dancing in time using space with energy
Dynamics
the degree of energy, intensity, or power in the execution of movements.
Elements of dance
time, space, and energy
Expressive elements of music
the elements of rhythm, tempo, melody, harmony, timbre, articulation, and dynamics.
Freestyle/improvisation
unplanned exploration and creating in movement that is facilitated through a variety of creative explorations including body mapping through mind centering, levels, shape, and dynamics.
Isolation
Moving individual parts of the Body independently of one another.
Performance skills
skills used to enhance a dance presentation, such as focus, stage presence, performing energy, and clarity of execution
Rhythm
timed movement through space, the regular recurrence or pattern in time.
Technique
The correct execution of a maneuver or movement within the style of dance being performed.
Tempo
is the speed of music and movement
Turn out
Position of the legs: rotating outward.
Unison
is moving or dancing in space at the same time while dancing.
Warm up
a series of movements and exercises to increase heart rate and circulation, to encourage concentration and body awareness, and to stretch muscles that will be used in forthcoming activity.
ADD ON
groups perform a sequence of movements in which each group member joins the movement sequence one after another until all members are in unison.
Canons
groups perform the same single theme or sequence but beginning at different times so that they overlap.
choreographer
The person who created the movement for a dance piece.
Choreography
is the art of arranging of movements into a finished performance
Choreographic intent
the mood or impression that the choreographer and by extension the performance wish to create or realize in the audience. (to amuse, to surprise, to present a point of view or raise questions). Choreographic intent is achieved through use of technique, form, the principles of design, stage craft elements, and so on.
Formation
is the organizing of people to perform.
Groove
movement that follows a short rhythmic pattern that is repeated.
Level changes
performers expand movement to higher and lower planes.
Direction change
is when a performer changes their position focus of the performance. (Ex. Dancing front then dancing with your back to the audience)
Motif
a dominant usually recurring idea or element in dance sequence. Motif development as a choreographic device involves using a single movement or short movement phrase that is manipulated to develop movement sequence for dance.
Movement memory
the acquisition and retention of kinesthetic sensation which helps the body to remember what a given movement feels like.
Narrative
A choreographic form which follows a storyline and conveys specific meaning through that story.
Transition
moving or dancing from one place to another.
Technique
Ability to perform elements of movement efficiently, safely, and as appropriate to the dance style (within the context of this generalist document, does not refer to traditional, formalized techniques for particular styles or genres, such as ballet or Graham)
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