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CSET Domain 1 Performing Arts Dance

Subjects : cset, performing-arts, dance
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1. 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

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

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

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

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

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

7. High - medium - or low

8. Countable patterns

9. Gaze - floor - or away

10. Warm - up exercises and Body awareness exercises

11. Dancing evolved from pageants and processions of the period

12. 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

13. 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)

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

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

16. A 'passing' position in which the foot passes by the knee of the supporting leg - When this position is held - as in pirouettes - with the foot of the working leg resting against the knee of the supporting leg - it is known as retire

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

18. 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

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

20. 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

21. 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

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

23. Often danced on May Day in various European nations such as Germany and Sweden - taught in American schools today - The maypole is a tall pole decorated with floral garlands - flags - and streamers - Ribbons are attached to a pole - so that children

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

25. Quality of Energy - Degree of Energy

26. Wide/Narrow - Big/Little

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

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

29. In theatre chorus; also the festival of Dionysus

30. Movement associated with gods/funerals

31. 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).

32. The arrangement of head - shoulders - arms - torso - and legs while dancing

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

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

35. 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)

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

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

38. Gaze - Floor - Away

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

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

41. 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

42. Locomotor - Nonlocomotor - Combined Locomotor

43. Speed: fast or slow

44. Pantomime/dance expression

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

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

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

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

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

50. 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