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  • Poem The Physical Form Of The Dance
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    An Analysis of the Use of Form And Rhythm in "The Dance" In William Carlos Williams's poem, "The Dance", Williams uses the inspiration of a painting by Peter Breughel to shape his poem. Peter Breughel's painting called "The Kermess" depicts a peasant dance of the mid fifteenth century. It shows the form and rhythm of the dance. Williams also captures the form and the rhythm of this dance in his poem. In William Carlos Williams poem, "The Dance" the open form, suggested images, and rhythm embodie...
  • Basic Steps Of Country Line Dance
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    "Reflections on Country Line Dancing" "Don't tell my heart, my achy breaky heart; I just don't think you'd understand". Who knew that the 1993 smash hit, "Achy Breaky Heart", by Billy Ray Cyrus would be the turning point that would cause country line dancing to become a worldwide phenomenon. Despite differing opinions on the exact history, it is evident that country line dancing is an extension of past social dance forms and is representative of the social, economic, and political state of the U...
  • Ballroom Dancing
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    Ballroom Dancing: The Development of Two Techniques It is a fact that emotion stimulates the body into movement. It has been said that "dancing is older than anything except eating, drinking and love". Civilization and conditioning has taught people to suppress this natural response but the primitive desire still remains. Prehistoric man expressed his emotions by movement. When speech was just developing, even primitive cave drawings depict men dancing. As time went on and language was developed...
  • Style Of Kathak
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    Kathak is the classical dance of north indian style that was characterized by rhythmic footwork danced under the weight of more than 100 ankle bells, spectacular spins, and a representation of themes from Persian and Urdu poetry alongside those of Hindu mythology. The word kathak means 'to tell a story'. It is derived from the dance dramas of ancient India. Kathak arose from the fusion of Hindu and Muslim cultures that took place during the Mughal period. More than any other South Asian dance fo...
  • Dance Music Of Flamenco
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    Flamenco is an individualistic folk art, a genuine Southern art form, which was mainly originated by Andalusian gypsies. It exists in 3 forms: El can te, song, el bail e, dance and, guitar playing. Its roots also are with Arabs, Spanish Jews and socially outcaste d Christians. The flamenco essence is song, which is usually accompanied by guitar and improvised dance. Complex rhythmic patterns and sophisticated footwork differs from other European dance forms. The word 'flamenco' has been question...
  • Mother Of Modern Dance
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    The fine art of modern dance is like many other fields in that it is based on the actions and deeds of those who were pioneers in the field. These pioneers helped to mold modern dance into what it is today. Of the many people who are partially responsible for this accomplishment is Isadora Duncan. Duncan, often referred to as the "mother of modern dance", inspired many other dancers to the extent that the art of dance would not be the same today without her many contributions. Isadora Duncan who...
  • African Dance Forms In North America
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    Through out history, nations and regions have experienced barriers to development as a result of geographic factors. Japan: Japan is a mountainous region geographically isolated from the rest of the world with a lack of raw materials. They formed a barrier for trade, development, industrialization, and cultural diffusion. They attempted to adapt to the barrier by turning to of China to gain raw materials. Russia: Russia has very cold climatic conditions, the Ural mountains. The adapted to their ...
  • New Style Of Dance
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    Dance has been a part of human history since the earliest records of human life (Praagh 30). Cave paintings found in Spain and France from 30,000 -10,000 BC had life-like drawings of dancing figures participating in rituals. They illustrated the prominence of dance in early human society. Later in the Renaissance Era a new attitude towards the body, the arts, and dance was originated. The courts of Italy and France became the center of new developments in dance, providing support to dancing mast...
  • Birth Of Capoeira As A Fighting Style
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    Peter Newell 11-10-99 Period 1 Capoeira Essay (Informative) CAPOEIRA Origin: Angola and Brazil History: Capoeira is the common name for the group of African martial arts that came out of west Africa and were modified and mixed in Brazil. These original styles included weapons, grappling and striking as well as animal forms that became incorporated into different components and sub styles of the art. In 1500's the Portuguese, led by explorer Pedro A lvares Cabral, arrived in Brazil. One of the fi...
  • Classic Forms Of Dance
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    Did you know that dancing is an art form? Do you know what dance is? Well here are the three classic forms: ballet, modern, and jazz. There are many forms of dance, but these three are the most intricate, involving a technique only gained through years of training. Dancing is a self expression that can be done in numerous ways. All dance forms use emotions as inspiration. Since there are many human emotions, there are many forms of dance. All forms are better attained by training in the classic ...

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