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Arts and Humanities
The Arts - Dance Study Guide
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What are the main differences between the two paintings: The Ball at Court by Marten Pepijn & The Wedding Dance by Pieter Bruegel?
pictures on p.257 and 258 (or look them up!)
Although originally dance was mostly ceremonial, today dance is viewed as a form of
What dance did the Wodaabe people of West Africa dance every September?
What do the women display in Korean Buchaechum dances?
Where did the musicians sit at Renaissance court dances?
In urban Western societies, where the old ways of life have disappeared, _____ is a fun way to keep custom alive.
What does the hopak, or Cossack dance, display of the young Ukrainian men who perform it?
What was shocking when the can-can first debuted in Paris music halls?
Where and when did ballet originate?
Name three of the most famous ballets created in late 19th century Russia, which are all still performed today.
What was Rudolf Nureyev's first job after graduating from the Kirov Ballet School in Leningrad?
Describe the waltz.
Name four dances that were a combination of African rhythm and European music?
Describe the Rumba.
Dance of Afro-Cuban folk dance; origin that became internationally popular in the early 20th century ;
Identified as the dancers using subtle side-to-side hip movements, using two quick side steps and a slow forward step
What do more than 200 Samba schools in Rio de Janeiro participate in each year?
The Carnival Parade; the parade is filled with revelers, floats, and adornments from numerous samba schools located in Rio
What was Pearl Primus famous for?
American dancer, choreographer, anthropologist, and teacher whose performance work drew on the African American experience and on her research in Africa and the Caribbean
Where did Isadora Duncan draw her inspiration for her dances?
American dancer, her dances were an expression of freedom
She got rid of the ballerina tutu and wore loose clothing based on Ancient Greek dress, she also danced barefoot
Describe Bhangra dance.
A folk dance from the Punjab region of India and Pakistan performed to a fast drum beat; Bhangra is very energetic with many raised arm and leg movements
Unlike Hollywood stars, what are most Bollywood stars expected to have in addition to their acting skills?
Name four famous ballroom dances.
Paso Doble, Ballroom tango, Ballroom rumba, and Quickstep
What had to be changed with the Rumba to adapt it for ballroom dancing?
It was originally a fast paced dance, the Cuban-inspired rumba was slowed down when it was adapted for ballroom dancing
What is it called when a dancer performs a tap dance without music?
Why did early 19th century African American slaves start to tap dance?
They tapped because they were forbidden to play with drums
What are some names of tap steps?
The shimmy, the stop, the shuffle, the paradiddle, and the cramp roll
Who were the dance partners who dominated Hollywood in the 1930s?
The Nichols brothers who were perhaps the greatest tap dancers ever
What was the popular solo dance for teenagers in the late 1950s and into the 1960s?
The twist and the Watusi
Who popularized the moonwalk in a 1983 television appearance and is known as the "King of Pop"?
Michael Jackson did not invent moonwalking. What was the original name of the dance move in 1932?
What skills are needed to street dance?
Strength and balance
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