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CSET Performing Arts III

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1. Argentina (Spanish) origin - influenced both by ancient African rhythms and the music from Europe.

2. Learn dances specific to 18th and 19th century America - 8th graders can describe functions of dance and compare and contrast different forms of dance

3. Use dance vocabulary to analyze elements and components of dance - understand artistic intent - range of movement expanding

4. The ancient Greeks believed Dionysus - the god of wine and revelry - died and was reborn every year. They held celebrations in his honor in the spring and fall - after the grape harvest. Every form of western drama has its origins in these Dionysian

5. A gong sounds to begin the play - There is no scenery; it is the actor's job to create the environment - Mime - drama - music and acrobatics are blended - Makeup is rich and colorful - Costumes are elaborate - Until 1911 no women performed - only men

6. England was the most famous - and is associated with William Shakespeare. The center of the theater was open to the sky. Curtains were not used.

7. A motif in theatre is a theme that is repeated and developed in artistic work or a decorative design or pattern.

8. King of comedy in 1600s - His most famous play was 'Tartuffe' a witty play about religious hypocrisy

9. Fuse African dance and European styles - mambo - samba - meringue - rumba

10. Aristonphanes and his comedic parodies - Lysistrata (she persuades all women to withhold sex from warring men) and Aeusylus - blunder or ugliness which does not cause pain or disaster

11. Dances that originated in America in 20th century

12. playwriter (after Aeschylus) Oedipus and Antigone (sister who wants to bury body of brother who is killed by another brother) - added a 3rd actor - eliminating strong need for chorus

13. Choral song: was an ancient Greek hymn sung and danced in honor of Dionysus - the god of wine and fertility

14. 'Porgy and Bess' by George Gershwin blended Broadway musical with African - American music

15. The degree of muscular tension and use of energy while moving; the use of weight

16. Roots from European folk dancing

17. Learn to distinguish 1 dance from another - explain and demonstrate being good audience

18. Along with Sophocles refined playwriting (Madea - woman who killed her husband after coming home from war) - introduced elements of comedy and exploration into psyches - representation of traditional - mythical heroes as ordinary people in extraordin

19. Improvisation to respond to various music and oral prompts - younger children dance alone - 2nd learning to work with partners

20. responding to simple oral instructions (reach - turn walk) - vocabulary of opposites (wiggle/freeze - high/low)

21. Originated in Spain - amoung gypsy dancers

22. vivacious couple dance of Bohemian origin in double time; was a basic pattern of hop - step - close - step; a lively Bohemian dance tune in 2/4 time - Czech peasant dance - developed in Eastern Bohemia (Eastern Europe)

23. Critically evaluate dance in terms of the elements

24. 'Hamlet'

25. A part of the main stage that goes into the audience and brings the actors closer to the audience - The audience is on 3 sides of the stage

26. Like the Noh drama - is full of ghosts and supernatural situations - Costumes weigh up to 50 lbs. or more and take hours to assemble - Men play the part of women.

27. This term is used to refer to drama as an art form as well as to the building in which it is performed.

28. credited to Thespis and Aeschylus (in drama added a 2nd actor - The Orestea - Agamemnon) - main character is brought to ruin or suffers extreme sorrow - especially as a consequence of a tragic flaw - moral weakness - or inability to cope with unfavor

29. The relationship of one movement or part of a movement to another

30. Use dance vocabulary to describe movements (unity - variety - force) - physically connect movement phrases with smooth transitions

31. K learning simple folk dances where they come from and functions - 2nd name and perform rhythms from various traditions

32. The arts prepare students to provide understanding of systems - manipulation of information - and use of resources.

33. Began in 16th century Italy. Often used traditional legends - myths or folktales as the basis for their librettos or written text.

34. Create - memorize - and perform variety of simple dance forms - work cooperatively in groups to create dance

35. Creates a 'window' around the scenery and performers. 'picture frame'

36. Mother of modern dance

37. Noh Theater often includes a ghost - The performances are very formal dance dramas - Performances can last 10 hours - All performers are men - Props signify characters.

38. Modern dance pioneer - Greek influence - break away from constricting requirements of ballet

39. Operatic performance the story is told mainly through singing. However - an opera also involves instrumental music - acting - dancing - sets and costumes

40. Brazilian origin - 2/4 time but quick

41. Greek drama was performed at religious festivals and in outside amphitheaters - Medieval drama evolved in the Church from musical elaborations of the service.

42. The area in which you move; the area around you