Historically, the traditional shape of a folk dance was based upon the: -- triangle -- square -- circle -- figure eight
Why was the circle used for folk dance?
Circle fostered community spirit and increased dancer interaction
Was the circle used universally?
Yes. > Circle is a universal symbol for ancient sacred cultural dances from around the world
Is folk dance a form of cultural dance?
What do folk dances pass on?
Important historical and cultural importance from ancient civilizations. Really, that's what it says.
What is postmodern dance?
The creation of movement outside traditional modern dance
Ballet can be dramatic or non-dramatic. In comparison to a dramatic ballet, a nondramatic ballet emphasizes: -- dancing that is based on classical Greek models -- dancing w/out telling a story -- poetic and lyrical styles -- fewer technical conventions than traditional ballet
Nondramatic ballet emphasizes dance that does not tell a story
What is the central focus of nondramatic ballet?
Dance movement, > including its expressive qualities
Dramatic (theatrical) ballet often follows what kind of model?
Classical models based on: > common themes > precise choreography > a narrative
Which style of ballet allows for different styles that may emphasize musical lyrical qualities?
Both dramatic and nondramatic
Square dance & third grade: -- is it a: > simple dance > requiring few movements, > that's easy to learn, and > doesn't require partners?
No: requires partners; rest is true
Square dance & third grade: -- is it a good choice because it allows the students to improvise?
No: > square dance is structured and > does not allow improvisation
Square dance & third grade: -- is it a good choice b/c most students are already familiar with this type of dancing?