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CSET Domain 1 Performing Arts Dance

Subjects : cset, performing-arts, dance
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1. Locomotor - Nonlocomotor - Combined Locomotor

2. Growth of contemporary dance - post - modernism in the 1960s; movement toward simplicity and a less sophisticated technique; 'No' manifesto - a frequent rejection of costumes and stories

3. Refers to dances in which socializing is the main focus; therefore - a dance partner is essential

4. Polka - square dances - historic dances

5. Warm - up - skill building - expression via classroom dance activities

6. An adagio movement in which the dancer pivots completely around on one foot while maintaining a pose with the working leg

7. On the ball of the foot - or half toe

8. More eclectic; ballet and ethnic used in the same performance; all - male groups; intense theatrical effects in lighting - costume - and sets

9. Ballet - jazz - and tap

10. The essence of an idea applied to the art of movement

11. Side - by - side - supported - far - or near)

12. Have the dancers walk through the floor pattern. Then combine the steps with the floor pattern - first without music - and then with music (remember that not all dances have a set floor pattern).

13. The ability to get up into the air and remain there long enough to perform various movements or poses

14. A form of cultural dance - originated from medieval times when townspeople danced to celebrate - e.g. Medieval 'carolers'

15. Kabuki (traced to primitive rituals; it involves stomping - elaborate costumes - is male only - and is still current)

16. The steps of a dance as put together for performance or the art of composing dances

17. As in music - the opposite of allegro; a slower tempo - also a set of practice exercises in class consisting of extensions and balances

18. Often danced on May Day in various European nations such as Germany and Sweden - taught in American schools today - The maypole is a tall pole decorated with floral garlands - flags - and streamers - Ribbons are attached to a pole - so that children

19. Countable patterns

20. Music to accompany specific - technical ballet steps; a theatrical art form developed

21. Movement without previous planning

22. Release of potential energy into kinetic energy

23. Hip - hop - line dance - ballroom - waltz - foxtrot - tango - rumba - jive - and swing

24. A rhythmic pattern produced when a deliberate pattern is upset

25. Pantomime/dance expression

26. The Church attempted to restrict pagan dance - often associated with fertility - but folk dances evolved from earlier ritual dance (e.g. - Maypole dance; origins in primitive fertility rituals [dancing around a pole]; associated with spring)

27. Intense movement often depicting pain - fear - and love; dance forms 'sculptured' by human body positions; contraction and release of the torso - 'fall and recover'; angular gestures; schools and dance companies

28. Movement associated with gods/funerals

29. Based upon the subjective interpretation of internalized feelings - emotions - and moods - Unlike formal ballet - this is often unstructured and makes deliberate use of gravity and body weight to enhance movement - It also encourages students to expr

30. High - medium - or low

31. Type of creative dance involving specialized movement techniques; emphasis is on expression and communication

32. Rhythmic pattern produced when a deliberate pattern is upset - Rhythm produced when beats are displaced such that strong beats become weak and vice versa

33. Non - metric (e.g. - breath - water - or wind)

34. Variations on folk dances are found in dance forms of today - including...

35. Formal dancing spread to the Continent; expansion of professional dancing masters; professional choreography at the Paris Opera (opera and dance); costuming; introduction of the waltz (1-2-3) rhythm; court dance

36. A period from about 1820 to 1870 in which ballet was characterized primarily by supernatural subject matter - long white tutus - dancing on the toes - and theatrical innovations that permitted the dimming of the house lights for theatrical illusion

37. Raising the leg to a straightened position with the foot very high above the ground; the ability to lift and hold the leg in position of the ground

38. Must include these four factors: Dance movements must predate the 19th century - Dance is performed by peasants or royalty - The choreography is derived from tradition - There is no teacher

39. Body position - Angular/Rounded - Twisted - Bent - Crooked - Symmetrical/Asymmetrical

40. Immediate area surrounding the body; the area in which bodies can move at all levels

41. Appreciated the qualities of the individual; primitive expression and emotion; 'new freedom' of movement; choreography of Isadora Duncan and Martha Graham and their harsh break from restrictive classical ballet and tutu; broadening the minds of the p

42. (Staying in one place 'on spot'): stretching - pushing - twisting - bending - kicking - sinking - or curling

43. All - inclusive term meaning the aesthetics of movement - the organization of moves with a beginning - middle - and end in sequential form

44. Have expressed mourning the spirit in dance movement. They have also used dance as a ritual to prepare for battles and to celebrate joyful occasions.

45. Gaze - Floor - Away

46. Primary school children love to play and sing with movement in the simple sing - along dances of London Bridge - Hokey Pokey - Ring Around the Rosie - The Farmer in the Dell - B.I.N.G.O. - Pop Goes the Weasel - and Skip to My Lou

47. Includes locomotor (moving from one place to another) and axial (contained movement around an axis of the body)

48. Walking - running - leaping - jumping - hopping - galloping - skipping - and sliding (Chasse)

49. To cue the steps and directional changes - and to alert students (e.g. - 'ready'); this helps students keep the main rhythmic pattern and encourages them to gain a sense of the whole

50. In this leap - the dancer turns halfway in midair to land facing the direction in which the movement started