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not a dancer; work for film; led to a lot of what we see in 'Golden Age' musicals; kaleidoscope patterns
Choreographer for Oklahoma!; Dream Ballet; Used dance to tell a story
Agnes de Mille
Modern dancer; jazz, ballet, so many dance forms; anthropologist (study of people; especially in Haiti); Dance integration part of Haitians; Articulation of spine; utilizing floor; contractions
mixing ethnic movement with jazz; dubbed 'urban folk dance'; movement is typified by huge leaps from deep pliés, rapid direction changes, long knee slides, syncopation and isolations of the head, arms and fingers. His rigorous warm-up is legendary—it included push-ups against a wall—and he auditioned dancers with a ballet barre.
Broadway performer; almost fatal car accident- was told he would never be able to dance again; created exercises to regain strength
Body isolation; bringing jazz into concert jazz
"Godfather of American Jazz Dancing"
"Godfather of soul"; Black and white cultures; Likened to Master Juba
an act of spinning on one foot, typically with the raised foot touching the knee of the supporting leg.
a gliding step in dancing in which one foot displaces the other.
bending over and 'brushing' your foot, almost as if shining your shoes
as the dancer changes their direction of movement, their body leans in the direction that they are about to travel, giving the impression that they are about to fall over
Fall off the log
A sliding movement on one foot while the other foot is in the air; executed from side to side or front to back:
Walks done in demi-plie, parallel position. Arms can be in various positions. Long torso, energy rising through body even though knees are bent.
turns general classification for dance turns in which the performer's body rotates about its vertical axis without traveling. The performer may be supported by one or both feet, which swivel in place during the pivot turn.
knee bend in ballet. It is used in jumps and turns to provide spring, absorb shock, and as an exercise to loosen muscles and to develop balance. Performed in all of the five basic foot positions, pliés may be shallow, so that the dancer's heels remain on the floor (demi-plié), or deep, so that in all foot positions except the second the heels rise (grand plié).
: a rise to the toes from the flat foot in ballet dancing.
a classical ballet term which means "beating." When a dancing is doing battement, they are essentially closing their legs in together then opening again or the other way around, staring from a closed position to an open, back to a closed. The "closing" is whats referred to as the battement or "beating."
means "tight or stretched." A tendu is one of the fundamental movements in ballet where the working leg is extended along the floor until only the tip of the toe remains touching the floor.
means "to disengage." Dégagé is a movement where the working leg "disengages" from the supporting leg
a dance move that consists of a kick followed by the ball change.
Kick ball change
a series of short usually fast turns by which a ballet dancer moves across the stage.
an auxiliary movement in which the foot of the working leg passes the. knee of the supporting leg from one position to another
a person assumes a split position after leaping or jumping from the floor, respectively, while still in the air.
a turn where the non-supporting leg and foot are 'dragged' on the floor
o List 3 characteristics of vernacular jazz
o List 3 categories of vernacular jazz
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