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CSET Domain 1 Performing Arts Dance

Subjects : cset, performing-arts, dance
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1. A leap from one leg to the other in which the working leg is kicked or thrown away from the body and into the air; the pose achieved in the air differs - a does the direction the leap takes

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

3. 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

4. Leader - follower - mirror - unison - or parting)

5. 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

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

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

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

9. 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

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

11. Gaze - floor - or away

12. Non - metric rhythms e.g. breath - water - or wind

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

14. 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.

15. A line along which a person or part of a person moves - Patterns on/in the Floor - Elevated or Air

16. 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

17. 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).

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

19. Literally - 'a step for two'; this refers to a specific codified form that is choreographed in many classical ballets; this is also used to refer to any section of a dance performed by two dancers together

20. 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

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

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

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

24. Refers to the lexicon of dance as taught in the original academies - also used in reference to ballets as created during the Imperial Russian days - such as The Sleeping Beauty - The Nutcracker - and Swan Lake - also refers to a style of performing

25. 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

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

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

28. High - medium - or low

29. Posture - Balance - Flexibility - Strength - Coordination

30. Number of beats grouped together e.g. 3/4 or 2/4 or 6/8

31. 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

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

33. (Often traditional folk steps): two - step - paddle - grapevine - step - hop - chug - and spinning

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

35. Release of potential energy into kinetic energy

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

37. Wide/Narrow - Big/Little

38. 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

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

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

41. Dance movement that is primary and nonfunctional - with an emphasis on body mastery for expressive and communicative purposes

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

43. 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

44. 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

45. Ballet - jazz - and tap

46. Strong/Weak - Heavy/Light - Dynamic/Static - Flowing/Tense

47. The way in which various parts of the dancer's body are in line with one another while the dancer is moving

48. Another popular form of the flamenco that originated in Cuba and Latin America

49. 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

50. 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)