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CSET Domain 1 Performing Arts Dance

Subjects : cset, performing-arts, dance
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1. An adagio movement in which the dancer pivots completely around on one foot while maintaining a pose with the working leg

2. Dancing on the toes

3. Feeling the dance movements of others in one's own muscles

4. Ballet - jazz - and tap

5. Polka - square dances - historic dances

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

7. Choreography played a significant role in many cultural events throughout history - The origins of dance show that dance was created and performed in celebrations - rituals - and rites of passage - Many cultures consider dance a universal spiritual l

8. Sequences - motifs - and phrases developed as the choreographed dance

9. Quality of energy: sustained (smooth) - suspended (light) - swing (under - curve) - sway (over - curve) - collapsed (loose) - percussive (sharp) - or vibrate (shudder) - Degree of energy: strong - weak - heavy - light - dynamic - static - flowing - o

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

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

12. Release of potential energy into kinetic energy

13. Countable patterns

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

15. Locomotor - Nonlocomotor - Combined Locomotor

16. The continued evolution of ballet; emphasis on emotions and fantasy; true pointe work; evolution of 'lightness in flight'; - this differed from other dance forms in placement and alignment of the body - as well as in training - Focus on the ballerina

17. Wide - narrow - big - or little

18. Angular - rounded - twisted - bent - crooked - symmetrical - or asymmetrical

19. Whether the energy is: Sustained (smooth) - Suspended (light) - Swing (under - curve) - Sway (over - curve) - Collapsed (loose) - Percussive (sharp) - Vibrate (shudder)

20. Movement without previous planning

21. Pavane - Galliard (from the Renaissance period) - The minuet - Charleston - Twist - Disco - Hip - hop - Lambada

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

23. Developed in France (1500s) - and moved to Italy; this led to the development of court dancing in Europe (nobility in a palace setting); patronage of the Medicis; 'dancing masters'; steps were slow (adagio) and fast (allegro); lack of spontaneity (de

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

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

26. Pantomime/dance expression

27. Determine appropriate age - related expectations for a safe - enjoyable classroom activity

28. Formalized hand movements (e.g. - Hindu dance - the oldest world dance)

29. A term coined in the 1960s by those who wanted to create movement outside the influences of any of the then - traditional modern dance pioneers - such as Cunningham - Graham - Humphrey - Lim

30. Rhythm: countable patterns - Tempo: fast or slow speed - Beat: even or uneven - Meter: 2/4 time - 3/4 time - etc.

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

32. Space - Time - Levels (dynamics)- Force (energy) - Locomotor (traveling through space)

33. Ethno - cultural - kabuki - Russian - and Celtic dance

34. Dancing evolved from pageants and processions of the period

35. High -- Medium -- Low - Might refer to a dancer's head

36. Forward/Backward - Up/Down - Sideways (horizontal or vertical) - Diagonal - Straight - Circle - Out/In - Zigzag - Spiral

37. Direction: forward - backward - up - down - sideways (horizontal or vertical) - diagonal - straight - circle - out - in - zigzag - or spiral

38. Even or uneven beat

39. 'To twirl or spin'; a turn on one foot that can be executed outward - away from the body - or inward - toward the body

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

41. Broadway and Hollywood shows; a new style of moving with emphasis on speed and mobility; lean body types; importance of the female dancer

42. Based on music - songs - dialogue - and dance - Audiences often experience it in the form of musical theatre productions

43. There are many regional differences; all had recreational aspects and basic steps such as running - walking - hopping - and skipping; all are linked to culture - music - and the history of a group; they take the form of a circle

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

45. 1. Rhythm 2. Tempo 3. Beat 4. Meter 5. Syncopation 6. Rhapsodic Rhythms

46. Born in the 20th century as a result of dancers resisting the rigid structure of classical ballet dance

47. Gaze - floor - or away

48. A formal aristocratic court dance developed at the end of the rennaisance period

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

50. A pose in which the working leg is extended with a straight knee directly behind the body (both the height of the leg and the position of the arms are variable)