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CSET Domain 1 Performing Arts Dance

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1. A pose modeled after the statue of the winged Mercury by Giovanni Bologna in which the working leg is extended behind the body with the knee bent; it can also be held in front of the body

2. Ethnic and cultural dance - Cultural dances - Religious or ceremonial dance - Folk Dance - Play and sing with movement - Maypole dance - Modern Dance - Theatrical dance - Social dance

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

4. Posture - Balance - Flexibility - Strength - Coordination

5. Often carry important historical significance from ancient civilizations Examples: Chinese ribbon dance - Polish polonaise - India's Kathakali or Bharatanatyam dance - Clogging - traditionally from Wales - which involves double taps on both the heel

6. Countable patterns

7. In theatre chorus; also the festival of Dionysus

8. Even or uneven beat

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

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

11. Characteristics: circle form (rhythmic motion within a circle); use of imagery - Gender roles: war and hunting for men - seasons and planting for women; early accompaniment came from drums - harps - flutes - and chants

12. 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)

13. Floor - elevated - or air patterns

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

15. 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

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

17. 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

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

19. Ceremonial dance with each character having specific hand movement - and martial (war) dancing

20. 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

21. 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

22. Elaborate costumes - balance and moderation - and traditional dance

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

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

25. Movement without previous planning

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

27. Gaze - Floor - Away

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

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

30. Pantomime/dance expression

31. 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

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

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

34. Movement associated with gods/funerals

35. Wide/Narrow - Big/Little

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

37. 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

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

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

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

41. 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

42. Polka - square dances - historic dances

43. Provide opportunities for interpretation of dance - Provide a classroom dance program that includes different styles of dance from a cultural and historical context

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

45. 1. Originated with the Andalusian Gypsies in Spain 2. Forceful rhythms 3. Hand clapping 4. Rapid foot movements 5. Use of castanets 6. Colorful costumes

46. 1. Direction 2. Form and Shape 3. Level 4. Range 5. Pathway 6. Focus

47. 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

48. 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

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

50. Stretched the boundaries of classical ballet; new movements ('turnout')