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  Encyclopedia topic: Contemporary dance   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Contemporary dance is the name given to a group of 20th century concert dance (additional info and facts about 20th century concert dance) forms.
Rather than a specific dance technique contemporary dance is a collection of systems and methodologies developed from Modern (A typeface (based on an 18th century design by Gianbattista Bodoni) distinguished by regular shape and hairline serifs and heavy downstrokes) and Postmodern dance (additional info and facts about Postmodern dance).
The development of contemporary dance was parallel but separate to New dance in Britain but distictions can be made between European (A native or inhabitant of Europe) and American (A native or inhabitant of the United States) Contemporary dance.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/c/co/contemporary_dance.htm   (232 words)

 FAST-FIN-1 Finnish Institutions Papers   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
However, compared to other dance forms, such as ballet, contemporary dance is not commonly known among "normal people." Contemporary dance is considered difficult to understand, which may be why it has remained distant from the public eye.
Contemporary dance is hard to describe to anyone who hasn´t seen it.
But the biggest difference in contemporary dance compared to classical ballet is that no one can say that a movement is being done in "the wrong way." No one, except for the choreographer, can define what is the wrong way to move and what is the right way.
www.uta.fi /~mirkka.naveri/dance.html   (3580 words)

 Dance - Open Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Dance generally refers to human movement either used as a form of expression or presented in a social, spiritual or performance setting.
People who dance are called dancers and the act of dance is known as dancing.
People who set choreographies are called choreographers and may develop their own dance techniques as a part of their choreographic work.
open-encyclopedia.com /Dance   (967 words)

 School of Contemporary Belly Dance
The term "belly dance" is really a modern term used to describe a range of different dance styles from various countries in the Middle East.
Belly dance is a fun form that you don't have to already think of yourself as a dancer to have a go at.
To dance as a celebration of life and as an art is a stimulating experience and challenging in many ways.
www.belly.co.nz   (294 words)

 Miami Contemporary Dance Company - Company - History & Repertory   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
As Miami Contemporary Dance Company continues on its distinctive path to further its mission to bring the highest level of international contemporary choreography to Miami's Community and in turn represent Miami by touring throughout the world, the Company is proud to announce the opening of its new home in the spring of 2004.
The school is founded in the excellence of contemporary dance training by combining the techniques of modern dance and ballet and has a strong basis in Sullivan Technique making it as unique as it is contemporary.
The dawning of a new contemporary age is here and Miami Contemporary Dance Company is dancing forward towards the future and invites everyone to come and share in the power of dance.
www.miamicontemporarydance.org /company/history.asp   (791 words)

 Article19 Contemporary Dance Online V2K5 - Comedy - Idiots Guid to Contemporary Dance   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
The earliest proponent of dance in the contemporary style was that oldest of sticks, Isadora Duncan back in the late 1800’s and early 1900’s.
Loved and hated by dancers and dance makers in almost equal measure mostly disliked by dance students because they are forced to sit through badly made BBC programmes about him from the seventies during their training.
Dance makers who deploy these audio nightmares seem to be forgetting that their audiences have ears.
www.article19.co.uk /comedy-idiotguide.php   (1175 words)

 Contemporary dance   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
The development of contemporary dance was parallel but separate to New dance in the Britain but distictions can bemade between European and American Contemporary dance.
Rather than emphasising technique contemporary dance examines the choreographic and performing process, as a result there hasbeen limited development of dance techniques by seminal dance artists.
Instead, contemporary dance draws on modern dancetechniques and philosophies of movement based on study of the human body and include:
www.therfcc.org /contemporary-dance-12332.html   (145 words)

 Contemporary Dance, Dance Centre school of performing arts   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Although there are many similarities between both forms of dance, Contemporary modern dance is more liberal in its exploration of form, technique, and musical style.
Contemporary dance will guide you through getting to know your body to improve your way of living.
It also is a form of strenuous dance training which students must train in order to achieve their goal.
www.dance-centre.com /DAM_Class_contemporary_dance.asp   (307 words)

 Ballet Dance Magazine Contemporary Dance in Istanbul
The studio is modest but functional: forgotten dance clothes strewn in the makeshift change room, old comfy couches on which to chat, floors that creak, a small sink, a messy but informative bulletin board, and most importantly a sprung wooden floor built by the very dancers that dance on it.
Self-defined as a contemporary dance space, Çati values artistic exploration and research, thriving on a constant influx and outflux of technical and artistic information.
He dances because he loves to dance and this purity of intention translates into his work, his teaching and his inter-personal relations.
www.ballet-dance.com /200409/articles/ContemporaryDanceinIstanbul.html   (838 words)

 PeoplePlay UK - London Contemporary Dance Theatre
London Contemporary Dance School was established in 1966, moving to The Place in 1969, giving the Trust a headquarters, studios, offices and, eventually, a performance venue.
Alston was an original student at London Contemporary Dance School and one of the first notable contemporary dance choreographers to develop in the 1960s.
A major figure in British dance, Davies was a founder member of London Contemporary Dance Theatre before founding the innovative Second Stride with Richard Alston and Ian Spink in 1982.
www.peopleplayuk.org /guided_tours/dance_tour/contemporary_dance/london_theatre.php   (488 words)

 Dayton Contemporary Dance Company explores African-American heritage
As an illustration of the connections between spirituality and dance, Jerome Stigler of the Dayton Contemporary Dance Company will perform excerpts of Talley Beatty's "Mourner's Bench," which is danced on a church pew.
Blunden has painstakingly led the Dayton Contemporary Dance Company to national and international prominence by recovering and breathing new life into lost classics and expanding the African-American dance repertory through the creation and presentation of new works.
The residency and performance of the Dayton Contemporary Dance Company are supported, in part, by grants from the Iowa Arts Council and Arts Midwest.
www.uiowa.edu /~ournews/1997/december/1231dance.html   (726 words)

 CONTEMPORARY DANCE CLASSES IN LONDON modern dance lessons contemporary dancing,   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Contemporary dance classes invigorate the body and refresh the mind.
Study contemporary, ballet and choreography and gain the.
Give yourself a pick me up with a contemporary dance lesson, and you'll be begging for more.
www.jumpanddance.com /contempo.htm   (98 words)

 Dance   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Its aims are the research of historical dances (from 15th to 19th century) on a scientific basis, as well as the practising and performing the dances themselves
CCDR is a non-profit organization, dedicated to the study of dance.
The Dance Page is co-maintained by Arts Wire and DanceUSA, whose role is to maintain the collection, organize the information, and to add new listings.
www.theatrelibrary.org /links/Dance.html   (442 words)

 Silk Road Dance Company: ancient, folkloric, classical & contemporary dance from the Middle East, Caucasus and Central ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
We were honored to present a lecture and dance program on "Women's Dances of Egypt" at the Egyptian Embassy in Washington, DC, earlier this year.
Silk Road Dance Company presented two performances of Egypta at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C. Both the September 14 and 15, 2003 performances were well-attended, with audience members spilling into aisles and standing in the back.
Artistic Director Laurel Victoria Gray was chosen by the Kennedy Center Local Dance Commissioning Project to develop new choreography for Egypta and to perform Egypta as a concert-length program on the Kennedy Center's Millennium Stage.
www.silkroaddance.com   (947 words)

 London Theatre Guide | Dance, Ballet and Contemporary Dance Shows
Dance, Ballet and Contemporary Dance Shows currently on in London and the West End.
Images Of Dance returns to the Peacock with a company of 18 young dancers and a programme of classical ballet for all the family.
A hit at this year's Edinburgh Festival, Jump is a high octane display of the ancient Korean fighting art of Tae-kwon-do, jaw-dropping flips, dazzling acrobatics and sword fights, crossed with a sit-com.
www.officiallondontheatre.co.uk /london/dance   (809 words)

 Silk Road Dance Company: ancient, folkloric, classical & contemporary dance from the Middle East, Caucasus and Central ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
She was a member of the jury for the 1997 International Music Festival "Sharq Taronalari" (Melodies of the East) which was held in Samarkand and for the 1993 Uzbekistan Puppet Theater Festival.
Gray is also the founder and president of the Uzbek Dance and Culture Society, and has photographs on display in the Museum of Peace and Solidarity in Samarkand, Uzbekistan.
For several years she gave instruction in traditional Persian dance at the Iranian Community School in Vienna, Virginia; she currently teaches eight weekly classes at the Joy of Motion Dance Center in Washington, DC (www.joyofmotion.org).
www.silkroaddance.com /director/index.asp   (577 words)

 Cleveland Contemporary Dance Theatre - criticaldance.com ballet and modern dance forum
When Michael Medcalf founded Cleveland Contemporary Dance Theatre in 1998, he told his friends to watch for the company's name in lights on Euclid Avenue.
Among the many small dance companies emerging in Northeast Ohio, none is more passionate, more promising, more popular or more relevant than Cleveland Contemporary Dance Theatre.
Michael Medcalf's works, performed Friday at Dance Place by his Cleveland Contemporary Dance Theatre, are narratives about his family and explore being fl and gay.
www.criticaldance.com /ubb/Forum5/HTML/000646.html   (226 words)

 KET Arts Toolkit | Lesson Plan: Little Johnny Brown: Creating a Contemporary Ritual Dance
A dance can be a ritual, reflecting and helping note important events in human life.
Student attempts to create a ritual dance based on one of the events, but application of knowledge of dance elements and use of critical thinking skills is underdeveloped or inappropriate.
AH-H-2.1.35: Critique the meaning of a dance based on form and movements from the perspective of a dancer and/or an audience member.
www.ket.org /artstoolkit/dance/lessonplan/162.htm   (948 words)

- the membership is based mainly on the interest in contemporary dance, physical theatre and performing arts, on the will to help the improvement of the situation and the position of the mentioned art genres in Slovakia
- to contribute to the improvement process of the conditions of the Slovak contemporary dance, physical theatre and performing art, by associating the independent dancers / choreographers / pedagogues / persons interested in mentioned art fields - via a closer communication and definition of the common interests.
Anton Lachký, premiere January 29, 2002, in the frame of the Dance in Arena
www.sucasnytanec.sk /engl.html   (938 words)

 Modern / Contemporary Dance
Modern and contemporary dance performances, although not in themselves parties, can be a great way to entertain guests.
Dance Theatre of Ireland - in Dun Laoghaire, County Dublin
Dancing on the Edge festival of contemporary dance - in Vancouver; July 8 - 17, 2004
www.partyguideonline.com /cultures/dance/modern.html   (2208 words)

 Contemporary Dance / Fort Worth - About the Company
Contemporary Dance/Fort Worth is a founding member of the Barefoot Brigade coalition for modern dance and performance art, and gratefully acknowledges the collaborative efforts and support of the other Barefoot Brigade member organizations:
Dance Council - Founded in 1973, the Dance Council is a service organization that supports and promotes all forms of dance.
The Dance Council provides artistic and cultural opportunities for people of all ages, races, and cultures, and is the leading advocate for dance in Texas.
www.cdfw.org /CDFW.shtml   (383 words)

 Find contemporary dance - Contemporary Dance   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Finnish contemporary dance is widely known among dance professionals and to find new promising talents in the field of Finnish contemporary dance.3
Freelance contemporary dance director, choreographer, teacher and producer, based in Swindon.
Put on your dancing shoes and practice your moves for this dance challenge open to all dance Folk, contemporary and fusion dances will also be explored.
pagesfind.com /psfd/find-contemporary-dance.html   (449 words)

 VoS - Voice of the Shuttle
Contemporary Dance in Japan (explores "New wave in dance and butoh after the 1990s") (Kazuko Kuniyoshi)(Arts Midwest)
Dance & Technology Zone ("resource for artists and others who are particularly interested in using new media and information technologies in the creation and performance of dance, dance theater and related live performance works") (Troika Ranch, New York / Writing Research Associates)
The Institute for Historical Dance Practice ("objective is to research, preserve and perform social and theatrical dances of Western Europe between 1450 and 1920")
vos.ucsb.edu /browse.asp?id=3640   (1675 words)

 Amazon.com: Choreographing Difference: The Body and Identity in Contemporary Dance: Books: Ann Cooper Albright   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Albright has certainly accomplished a task few dance history scholars have: she gives us a comprehensive approach to dance from a variety of theoretical perspectives.
I think the first step is to set out a cohesive analytic frame from the start of a study, rather than throwing a hodge-podge of post-structural/post-colonial theory to bat against a corpus composed of two hundred+ years of history and thousands of works.
I have been a dance teacher for 13 years, and I have never thought to use dance as Ms.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0819563218?v=glance   (884 words)

 Anjali Dance Company: Learning disability is no barrier to contemporary dance
Anjali Dance Company is a professional contemporary dance company.
The company produces and tours performances, and undertakes educational and outreach work: it is one of the first of its kind in the world.
Anjali Dance Company is a Company Limited by Guarantee and Registered Charity No. 1087187.
www.anjali.co.uk   (367 words)

 CD/FW Programs
Dialogues in Motion: dances in conjunction with the "Dialogues: Duchamp, Cornell, Johns, Rauschenberg" exhibition at the Dallas Museum of Art
Dallas Dance Company: Dancers L to R: Ashley Wilkerson, Laine Edwards, Danielle Archibald, Jennifer Nix, and Shara Chamblee.
Contemporary Dance/Fort Worth will perform Dialogues in Motion at the "Dialogues: Duchamp, Cornell, Johns, Rauschenberg" exhibition at the Dallas Museum of Art.
www.cdfw.org /Programs.shtml   (759 words)

 Centre for Creative Arts - Jomba! Contemporary Dance Experience
His increasing popularity and high calibre of African contemporary work has made him a beacon of light in the South African search for a dance language we can call our own – this has seen him touring all over the world and winning numerous dance awards both locally and internationally.
contemporary dance training that he has received in Brussels in the PARTS school under the direction of Anne Teresa De Keersmaker.
The Fringe was open to anyone making CONTEMPORARY/Fusion dance work in KZN who would like an opportunity to perform their work in a professional environment.
www.cca.ukzn.ac.za /Jomba2001.htm   (1229 words)

 Kacico - Kansas City Contemporary Dance
Kacico Dance, Kansas City Contemporary Dance, is a professional contemporary modern dance company creating and performing excellence in contemporary dance in the Kansas City area and the mid-west region.
Don’t miss Kacico Dance in performance in the 2005 season.
It is this live, physical connection that is the essence of dance as an art form.
www.kacicodance.org   (271 words)

 IONA Contemporary Dance Theatre
IONA Contemporary Dance Theatre (previously IONA Pear) is dedicated to the creation and performance of innovative dance/theatre works that provide transformational imagery and messages.
IONA is renowned for their harmonious and innovative blend of Eastern, Western and indigenous influences melded by luxuriant costumes, witty spoken text, and the power of music and video to create a consummate experience that reaches beyond dance to total theatre.
IONA has developed audiences for dance through their numerous collaborations including the Hawaii Opera Theatre in 'Macbeth' and 'The Tales of Hoffman', and the University of Hawai'i in Victoria Nalani Kneubuhl's play, 'The Story of Susanna'.
search.volunteerhawaii.org /org/2281410.html   (564 words)

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