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  • Merengue A Vivid Kaleidoscope Latin Dance
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    Merengue - A Vivid Kaleidoscope Latin Dance has evolved into a vivid kaleidoscope of many different cultures dancing to the beat of a single drum. These types of music which find their origin in African influence have developed into a meshwork of individual sounds and have grown to be identified with a particular culture. An example of such can be seen in the evolution and history of one of these, Merengue. This type of dance is native to the Carribean, however, it has developed and taken its pr...
  • Learning About Dance Pg 61 62 Denishawn
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    1. What are the innovations of Isadora Duncan, Denishawn, Martha Graham, and Cunningham. Discuss these in relation to style, technique and theory. Many Historians say that Isadora Duncan was the first dancer to present "modern dancing" to the public. Duncan felt that the pointe shoes and costumes that ballerinas wore were to restrictive. She began to dance in a way that seemed to be more natural to her. Her inspirations came from the movements of the tress, the ocean and other forms from nature....
  • New Dance Style
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    The history of choreography is also very important Any choreography that seems new, fresh and different is usually a variation of something that has been done before. As long as men and women have lived upon this earth, they have danced. The art of movement is among the oldest of the arts. So for eight months I've been learning the skills of hip hop and break dancing by going to at a hip hop club at every week where I learned the basic skills of breaking like how to top-rock and six-step. B-boy ...
  • History Of Latin Dance
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    Latin Dance Essay: Latin Dance originated in many places, for example the countries of Cuba, Brazil and many others. The Latin Dancing that is done today is based on the original styles, but the music and costumes have changed a great deal. For the music of Latin dance, high-hearted flashy upbeat music is played. Many Latin stars have appeared in the last 10 years. For example, Ricky Martin and Jennifer Lopez are the hot Latin singers of today. Their music is filled with passionate words and str...
  • 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...
  • Known Of Ballet Technique
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    Jean Dauberval was born in France in 1742. He is a world wide known French ballet dancer and choreographer. Much of his style was learned from his teacher No verre but did much to disseminate his teacher's ideas on the ballet d'action (ballet with a plot). Dauberval was best known as the inventor of the comedy ballet. Dauberval's genre was during the Pre- Romantic Ballet. The types of dance he worked with during this time was: character or better known as the movement of another nationality, eth...
  • There Are Many Advantages To Ballroom Dancing
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    Ballroom dancing is a fantastic sport created and produced by many different people who were involved in the dancing era. Ballroom dancing is great for all types of people and includes a variety of dances. Ballroom dancing is not only for competitive purposes but used as a recreational activity in many different countries all over the world. In 1928 Victor Silvester created the 'Modern Ballroom Dancing " style, which only included tango. His dancing style became the handbook of dancing internati...
  • People On The Dance Floor
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    Beliefs And Values Seen in Contemporary Salsa Dancing Salsa culture is being consumer ized throughout the world and with it the ideals of Latin culture are being spread. Salsa is being, transferred, translated, transculturated and sold all over the world via multinational corporations (Cultural Studies, pg. 1). With the massive spread of popularity and the mainstream commercialism Salsa dancing has been molded to every different "walk" of life. Even though the Latin ideals still link the dancer ...

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