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CSET Domain 1 Performing Arts Dance

Subjects : cset, performing-arts, dance
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1. Movement associated with gods/funerals

2. Quality of Energy - Degree of Energy

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

4. Release of potential energy into kinetic energy

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

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

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

8. 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

9. High - medium - or low

10. 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

11. 1. Space 2. Time 3. Levels (dynamics) 4. Force (energy)

12. 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

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

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

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

16. Polka - square dances - historic dances

17. 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

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

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

20. Separate the dance into the steps. Begin by teaching the steps - describing and demonstrating each separately. Steps are done slowly at first - using counts - and then at the proper tempo - Teach one part of the basic step pattern at a time; when two

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

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

23. Dancing evolved from pageants and processions of the period

24. 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

25. From the musical term - this refers to quick or lively movements

26. 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

27. Gaze - floor - or away

28. Locomotor - Nonlocomotor - Combined Locomotor

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

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

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

33. Wide - narrow - big - or little

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

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

36. Focusing the eyes on one point in the distance in order to keep balance while turning

37. Wide/Narrow - Big/Little

38. 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

39. Even or uneven beat

40. 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

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

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

43. Solo - duet - or ensemble

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

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

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

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

48. Posture - Balance - Flexibility - Strength - Coordination

49. Ballet developed throughout Europe; this led to ___________ - expressive capacity of the body - pointe footwork and the heel - less shoe

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