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Dance Basics

Subjects : performing-arts, dance
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1. Multiple performers perform the movement in the same way at the same time

2. Succession of tones set to a particular rhythm that serves as the voice in music

3. The element of dance involving rhythm - phrasing - tempo - accent and duration. Time can be metered as in music or based on body rhythms such as breath - emotions - and heartbeat.

4. What is the meter in the waltz

5. In order to develop a dancer's endurance for a long performance - a teacher would recommend

6. Where is the apron of the stage located

7. Dance associated with a nationalistic purpose - usually performed today as surviving portion of a traditional celebration and done for social gatherings or as recreation

8. Combination: sudden time/indirect space/strong weight

9. The action of turning a ball-and-socket joint; circular movement around a central axis

10. The degree of ease or continuousness of a movement from initiation to completion

11. This practice employs repetitive motions derived from fundamental gestures and natural movements to increase awareness of habitual movement patterns and release tension left over from old injuries and habits in order to expand range of motion in the

12. Modern dance technique that appears in the lateral T shape his dancers assume - a one-leg balance with the torso tilted off-center and the other leg extended to the side in a counterbalance

13. Loie Fuller - Isadora Duncan - Ruth St. Denis developed what kind of dance

14. He is the father of ballet in American and the founder of the NY city Ballet

15. Movement executed with one body part or a small part of the body. Examples are rooling the head - shruggung the shoulders and rotating the pelvis.

16. Leaving the ground and landing on the other foot

17. Sturdy body with strong dense musculature - lack of flexibility

18. A structure of movement patterns in time; the pattern produced by emphasis and duration of notes in music.

19. He established the first ballet school in France in the 1600s

20. More is added to the original movement

21. A feeling of completion or wholeness in a dance achieved when all parts work well together.

22. He was a celebrated choreographer and the first male dance for the graham company

23. Physics principles that govern motion - flow - and weight in time and space including: the law of gravity - balance and centrifugal force.

24. He was the choreographer for Ballets Russes

25. Placing the entire foot on the floor without a weight change

26. In Laban's theory of effort (sometimes called movement dynamics) - which of the following qualities is not a dimension of effort?

27. This is a kind of snap. the head is tossed or turned from a frontward orientation to the side.

28. A particular kind or style of dance - such as - ballet - jazz - modern - folk - tap - hip-hop - etc.

29. The rhythmic pattern of the movements is varied

30. Is the degree of the force of body weight introduced into a movement

31. This involves placing the limbs into positions so that the resulting combination of angles is unusual.

32. When a movment phrase or section progresses to the next.

33. The hip joint is a

34. This is the speed at Which music is played.

35. He was a star dancer with and controversial choerographer for Ballets Russes

36. Late modern dance technique developed through an effortless free flow technique that released tension in the body through an emphasis on weight - placement - impulse - immediacy and movement dynamics

37. A dance teacher would most likely suggest that a student practice Pilates exercises in order to

38. Leaving the ground and landing on the same foot

39. Rubrics are most effective for

40. When a frappe` is performed - the accent is typically on the

41. These brothers were famous in vaudeville - on the jazz circuit and in hollywood for their daring acrobatic style

42. This legendary tap dance partner of charles hone coles also worked as a choreographer for artists with the motown record label

43. Intersects an upright standing body horizontally the table plane

44. Placing an accent on a normally weak beat

45. A line along which a person or part of the person such as an arm or head - moves. Pathways can be linear - in circles - zigzags - etc.

46. She was an award-winning choreographer of both broadway and hollywood jazz and modern dance

47. He established the horton technique and was a longtime partner of bell lewitzky

48. The intentional quality of the path taken by a body part or a body through space during a movement. direct or indirect

49. Kazua ohno and tatsumi hijikata developed

50. Late modern dance technique that draws from everyday gestures and movements such as sitting - crawling - rolling - walking - and running.