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Social Dance

Social Dance I begin to move my body side to side with the music. No boundaries, restrictions, or rules to abide by when I'm dancing. I chose to dance because it's a way of expressing myself through whatever movements I want. However, social dance was not always this causal. If we traveled back to a certain point in time we could find ourselves in France doing the waltz. On the island of Rarotonga among the Cook Islands, the men would be flapping their legs in and out while the women would...

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Swange Dance

SWANGE DANCE Introduction. Benue State is state of the historic Benue river, a State renowned for the valiancy of its progenitors, a State of notable political gladiators and hardworking people who rightly brand themselves as ‘the food basket of the nation’. Benue is also a State of rich cultures and traditions, as exemplified in the world acclaimed SWANGE DANCE which has brought fame to both the State and the nation. Meaning of Dance Dance is a type of art that generally involves movement...

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Strictly Ballroom

to belong to the insular, claustrophobic and gaudy ballroom dancing world because he only wants to belong on his own terms. perceive this in Baz luhrman’s ‘strictly ballroom’ and the short film ‘ Paris Je t’ aime’ . (Barry Fife, president of the Dance Federation, and therefore a symbol of the barrier that Scott has to overcome in order to belong on his own terms, reacts to the performance with intense anger. The background of red curtain reflects the red of his face, captured in medium close up...

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Ballroom Dancing

year. In this particular and in general with ballroom dancing partnerships the man holds the power, not because ballroom dancing is a sexus sport but because the lady seems to be able to do more things such as arm lines and head lines which makes the dance improve, then if the lady had to lead and world then the man may as well not be there, so they have made it that the man leads because the man has very little to do other than body shaping and doing the correct steps. Some visual conventions have...

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Dance Black America Dance Analysis

The movie Dance Black America showcases many different styles of dance in an effort to document a festival that celebrates the evolution of black dance. There are a wide range of dances from contemporary to more rhythmic traditional African dances. With all of the dances performed, two stood out to me. These were “Ostrich” performed by Charles Moore and “Junkie” performed by Eleo Pomare. “Ostrich” starts off with the dancer coming on stage only wearing a feather skirt to an African style drum beat...

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Zulu Traditional Dance

ZULU TRADITIONAL DANCE Zulu means the people of heaven, which is a friendly and hospitable culture. They have an expressive language punctuated with distinctive click sounds. The Zulu people are proud of their nation and treasure their heritage. During the 16th and 17th centuries, they had a powerful king named Shaka Zulu. He helped expand the Zulu tribe territory and claimed that he was king of all Africa. Many cultures in Africa today still have traditions that were influenced by the Zulu people...

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How Dance Has Affected Me

How Dance Has Affected Me If I had to give one reason why dance has changed my life, I would say that it's because it gave me so much within the numbered dance we had together. When I was 5 years old I asked my mother if I could join ballet. I had been growing obsessed with it for the past year of my life. I loved to watch videos of ballet recitals that my cousin Lucy had performed in. I was extremely jealous of her. She was...

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The Influence of Musical Theatre on Dance

The Influence of Musical Theatre on Dance One of the things that can make or break a new type of musical is the dance routines. All these difference dance types mostly made their first appearances on stage. When you take a good look at musical theatre in general, you can see that one set of dance routines differs from one musical to another. Yet what they have in common is their effect on dance and dance trends. Take a look at "Lord of the Dance" which looked to bring and expand Irish Riverdance...

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Dance, the art of precise, expressive, and graceful human movement, traditionally, but not necessarily, performed in accord with musical accompaniment. Dancing developed as a natural expression of united feeling and action. The Origins of Dance The earliest history of human dance is a continuing mystery. From the evidence of illustrated ceramic fragments, some archaeologists have speculated that dance originated some 5,000 to 9,000 years ago in early agricultural cultures located in a swath...

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Food Dance and Language of States of India 1

Food Dance and Language of States of India Posted On 2014-09-24 India is a state of diverse cultures, religions, traditions and beliefs. The country is home to millions of people who exhibit diversity in their thoughts, lifestyles, worship and work but are united in one spirit in the love for their country. A journey through India is a revelation for many and this is one of the main reasons why many foreigners flock to India to explore its myriad colours.  The distinctively distinguishable customs...

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