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  New York University | Bobst Library: Dance Videos -- History   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
A discussion and history of the transformation of court dance to ballet in the Renaissance, tracing its history from its Greek predecessors through its development in the life of the French, Italian, and English courts in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries to its culmination in the masques of seventeenth century England.
The dance notation of the period is illustrated and the film closes with a peformance of a complete short ballet, danced by a pair of dancers in costume and masks.
Probes the traditions of dance in communities around the world--from the often misunderstood waltz to the eloquent gestures of an Asante court dancer in Ghana, and from the latest hip-hop in Morocco to a ballet class in Russia and a modern dance rehearsal in New York.
library.nyu.edu /research/dance/History.html   (2363 words)

 The History of Dance
Dances in primitive cultures all had as their subject matter the changes experienced by people throughout their lives, changes that occurred as people grew from childhood to old age, those they experienced as the seasons moved from winter to summer and back again, changes that came about as tribes won their wars or suffered defeats.
Dance was a crucial element in the festivals held for Isis and Osiris.
Dance was also important in the festivals dedicated to Apis, the bull associated with fertility rituals, and also in a ceremony in which priests portrayed the stars in celebration of the cosmos, or harmonious universe.
www.dance4it.com /dancehistory.htm   (5659 words)

 The History of Irish Dance
Group dances were developed by the masters to hold the interest of their less gifted pupils and to give them the chance to enjoy dancing.
It was not unknown for a dancing master to be kidnapped by the residents of a neighbouring parish.
Dancing schools in Ireland today are filled with young pupils keen to imitate and learn the dancing styles which brought Jean Butler and Michael Flatley international acclaim.
www.irelandseye.com /dance.html   (1256 words)

 History of dance - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The history of dance may be as long as the history of mankind.
It was during the explosion of new thinking and exploration in the early 20th century that dance artists began to appreciate the qualities of the individual, the necessities of ritual and religion, the primitive, the expressive and the emotional.
By the 1980s dance had come full circle and modern dance (or, by this time, ‘contemporary dance') was clearly still a highly technical and political vehicle for many practitioners.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/History_of_dance   (1549 words)

HISTORY: Bhangra is a lively form of music and dance that originated in the Punjab region in Southeast Asia.
The term "Bhangra" has gradually evolved and now refers to many different sub-classes of dance and music for many occasions.The Origin of Bhangra While Bhangra historians speculate the dance may have originated in the time of the wars with Alexander no one is sure it existed until about five hundred years ago.
Julli is a dance associated with Muslim holy men called pirs and is generally performed in their hermitages.
www.cs.cuw.edu /csc/csc175/project/hrpsingh/HISTORYOFFOLKDANCE.HTML   (1168 words)

 Roots of Dance
Dancing is one of the most primitive instincts of mankind, older than any of man’s activities but for eating, drinking and love.
Dance master Victor Silvester, in his book Modern Ballroom Dancing, declared: “The desire to move in response to emotion is a physiological fact which will survive, no matter how it may be suppressed, as long as people exist.
Perugini in his Pagaent of the Dance and Ballet, “dancing itself was always to be found in every country, in the form of traditional folk or national dances, indigenous to the soil: and moreover, dancing was a regular feature of most of the Church festival days, especially in Italy, France and England.
www.geocities.com /SoHo/Museum/6962/vsecrets/history/roots_of_dance.htm   (812 words)

 History of Dance Videos and DVDs
This dance retrospective spans the panorama from average Americans dancing in newsreels to top quality performers who have left a legacy of graceful dance moves across the ballroom floor.
These dances are performed, in parts and as a whole, with the appropriate 19th century music and fashions.
Dances demonstrated are the the 15th Century Balli; the 16th Century So Ben Mi Chi Ha Bon Tempo, La Volta and Galliard; the 18th Century Contra-dances and Follies d’Espagne; the Early 19th Century Country Dances; the Mid 19th Century Quadrilles and Durang’s Hornpipe; and the Late 19th Century Polka, Mazurka, Gallop and Cotillion.
www.iefit.com /dance/history-of-dance.htm   (1285 words)

 History of Dance
Through historical photographs and sources, and modern performances, the history of dance form is traced from the comedies of the early Greeks to the Baroque Era.
Discusses origins of modern American dancing with demonstrations of African tribal dance, buck dancing, which is a combination of Irish step dancing and English clog dancing, and tap dancing, which evolved from dances from Africa, and the dances of white Southerners.
Dances include the Scottish branle and horse's branle, old allemande and fl allemande, country dances Cuckolds all in a Row, Chestnut, Parson's Farewell, The Female Sailor, and Mr.
www.lmu.edu /PageFactory.aspx?PageID=13353   (926 words)

 Dance Extreme History   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Dance Extreme was founded by owner and artistic director Rebecca Brettingham in July 1998.
It was during these years that she began to develop her own ideas about the best way to operate a dance school.
Dance Extreme has been very fortunate in having an active parents group that conducts fundraising events throughout the year.
www.danceextreme.com /history.htm   (133 words)

 Dance History
Humans may have been newcomers, but dancing as self-expression probably developed early in their cultural evolution, perhaps as early as speech and language and almost certainly by the time people were painting on cave walls, making clay figurines and decorating their bodies with ornaments.
The prevalence of what appear to be dancing scenes in the earliest art from the ancient Middle East, Dr. Garfinkel said in a recent interview, suggests the importance of the dance in these preliterate agricultural communities.
In the just-completed manuscript of a book on dance in the beginning of farming, Dr. Garfinkel writes: "In periods before schools and writing, community rituals, symbolized by dance, were the basic mechanisms for conveying education and knowledge to the adult members of the community and from one generation to the next.
www.splittree.org /misc_pages/dancehistory.htm   (1856 words)

 Dance - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Dance is also used to describe methods of non-verbal communication (see body language) between humans or animals (bee dance, mating dance), motion in inanimate objects (the leaves danced in the wind), and certain musical forms or genres.
Dance is still used for this purpose by cultures from the Brazilian rainforest to the Kalahari Desert.
The relationship of music to dance serves as the basis for Eurhythmics, devised by Emile Jaques-Dalcroze, which was influential to the development of Modern dance and modern ballet through artists such as Marie Rambert.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Dance   (2252 words)

 Dance-Dance History
NYPL Research Libraries Dance Collection Catalog: Lists works about all forms of dance in print and other media, and serves as an index to an international range of dance periodicals.
A brief history of the ballet is followed by an alphabetically arranged listing of more than 500 major ballets giving the plot, staging, choreographer, composer, date and place of the first performance, and the dancers that originally appeared in the work
The Society of Dance History Scholars (SDHS) is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to promoting study, research, discussion, performance, and publication in dance history and related fields.
library.gmu.edu /resources/fa/dancehistory.htm   (564 words)

 Western Social Dance
The importance of dance and appropriate conduct was echoed in manuals that date back to the early Renaissance, to a time when courtiers, gentry, and wealthy citizens were fortunate enough to have a private dancing master or to have taken advantage of the skills of itinerant masters who traveled from one court to another.
In the era of the nineteenth century, a proliferation of publications were intended to aid those who needed to adhere to the expanded rules and regulations surrounding the growing ritual of the ballroom.
Dance instruction manuals and corresponding etiquette and fashion manuals provided instruction for fashionable dances, appropriate ballroom conversation, and even the handling of silverware in the supper room.
memory.loc.gov /ammem/dihtml/diessay0.html   (649 words)

 History of Dance Spectrum
Dance Spectrum was founded in October 1991 as a children's dance company for the Northwest Austin area students over the age of eight.
Dance Spectrum members have grown and developed both technically and artistically by working not only with their resident staff, but also with guest choreographers, teachers, and artists from around the globe.
In addition, Dance Spectrum is noted as a consistent venue for local choreographers including Camille Adams, Dawn Baker, Andrea Beckham, Toni Bravo, Dawn Davis, Melanie Huskey, Tracy Sadler, Emily Shapiro, Tracey White, Katherine Wolff, and Nicholas Young.
www.dancestudioaustin.com /history.htm   (369 words)

 LyricsVault: History of music; History of dance   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Dance generally refers to human movement either used as a form of expression or presented in a social, spiritual or performance setting.
Dance is also used to describe methods of non-verbal communication between humans or animals (bee dance, mating dance), motion in inanimate objects (the leaves danced in the wind), and certain musical forms or genres.
Definitions of what constitutes dance are dependent on social, cultural, aesthetic artistic and moral constraints and range from functional movement (such as Folk dance) to codified, virtuoso techniques such as ballet.
www.lyricsvault.net /history/historyofdance.html   (1456 words)

 The History of Irish Dance
Dancing in limited space was an imporant aspect of style.
This was where the honoring statement of a dancer being able to "dance on the top of a plate" originated.
Born to Dance: A History of Irish Dance
academic.uofs.edu /student/MCGEEHANE2/history.html   (464 words)

 The History of Tango Dance — 150 years of Tango in Buenos Aires
This history of Tango Dance is based on many years of study and research in Buenos Aires.
The subject is a huge one, and the great dancers, those who were genuinely part of the living culture of Tango, have tended not to have academic backgrounds, while the academics in Argentina have tended to neglect the dance, concentrating instead on the music.
There are many gaps in our understanding of Tango's history, particularly the history of the Dance, that might never be fully filled.
www.history-of-tango.com /history-of-tango-dance.html   (376 words)

 Dance Spirit Magazine - Dancing Through History   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Through the establishment of the Martha Graham School Of Contemporary Dance and the Martha Graham Company, and the choreography of over 180 works, her technique revolutionized dance with a language based on the concept of contraction and release.
Graham danced at the White House eight times and in 1976 was the first dancer/choreographer to receive the Presidential Medal Of Freedom, the U.S.’s highest civilian honor; nine years later, Ronald Reagan awarded her the Medal Of Honor.
Dancing during a downpour in Singin’ In The Rain (1952) was a high point for Gene Kelly as well as for the entire history of dance in film.
www.dancespirit.com /backissues/dec02/legends.shtml   (1652 words)

 DANC 483: History of Dance II
Using danc* as a subject word should retrieve all the materials that have been assigned dance or dancing as a subject heading.
Covers the fields of literary studies, history, the visual & performing arts, cultural studies, education, political science, gender studies, economics, and many other arts and humanities and social science disciplines.
All forms of dance, from all cultures, in many languages are included.
www.lib.umd.edu /MCK/danc483.html   (946 words)

 Florida Dance Theatre - History
Erkes realized that she had a company which not only excelled in ballet, but was quite proficient in modern and jazz dance as well.
An “Intensive Workshop” is offered at the Academy of Florida Dance Theatre in June for serious students of dance, and the unique “Summer Youth Dance Camp,” which focuses on giving children of economically disadvantaged families the opportunity to take dance classes, is held in the month of July.
Between performances, Florida Dance Theatre offers master classes, workshops, and partners with other arts organizations to bring the living art of dance to the community and surrounding areas.
www.floridadancetheatre.org /history.asp   (373 words)

 History of Dance, Early, Renaissance, Middle Ages, Edwardian, Chinese, Irish Dancing
Dance History Resources from Artslynx - Hands down the motherlode of dance links with extensive resources to history tutorials and timelines for ballet, Renaissance, modern and more.
The Calendar of Early Dance - Stefan Kühn's love of historical dance and surfing the Net brings combines into a user friendly, multilingual site with upcoming events, classes in your area, clean links and a wonderful picture gallery.
Free to Dance - Dance Timeline - The PBS television special chronicaling the history of fl dance in America from 1691 to 2001 with clickable thumbnail images.
www.chiff.com /art/dance/history.htm   (211 words)

 Dancetime Publications - History of dance - dance videos & dance dvds featuring 500 years of social dance (via ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Dancetime Publications is a leading source of information on the history of social dance and theatrical historical dance in Western civilization.
Dancetime Publications’ videos trace the evolution of historical theatrical dance traditions, as well as the historical roots of social dance traditions that influence today’s dance styles – from couple dancing and line dancing to square dancing.
Enjoy historical original clips of dance in film that have been lost to the public for years.
www.dancetimepublications.com.cob-web.org:8888   (486 words)

 Great Dance Weblog: History Archive
Loie Fuller (1862-1928), a modern dance pioneer, was known for her captivating theatrical and dance performances that combined projections of multi-colored lights onto her flowing silk costumes.
She was the first dancer to use the then new incandescent lights of Edison fame, a traveling team of lighting and stage engineers, and her own patented dress designs for her tours in the US and France.
Mirror Dance is a documentary, airing on November 15th, that traces the lives of Cuban-born identical twins that followed different dance careers and live paths after the Cuban Revolution of 1959.
greatdance.com /danceblog/archives/history   (1741 words)

 Amazon.com: Ballet & Modern Dance: A Concise History: Books: Jack Anderson   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
YA A one-volume dance source that does it all, this is a history of dance from prehistory to the 20th Century.
It provides a sound overview of the history of dance with special focus on ballet and modern dance.
This book begins with a history of dance in the Greco-Roman era and brings the reader full circle with discussions of recent triumphs in dance.
www.amazon.com /Ballet-Modern-Dance-Concise-History/dp/0871271729   (982 words)

 Connecticut College - Dance Department History   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Connecticut College was known as the home of the American Dance Festival from 1948 to 1977.
The dance department was founded in 1971 by the renowned Martha Myers, who led the department until 1992 and continued as Dean of the American Dance Festival in North Carolina through the summer of 2000.
With the dance department’s history and reputation in mind, we must look at dance not only in the context of a liberal arts education, but also in the broad scope of society and the world.
www.conncoll.edu /academics/departments/dance/history.html   (228 words)

 Dance Program History   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
The discipline of dance was formally established at William and Mary in 1941 by Professor Grace Felker through the Modern Dance Club and its subset of advanced students known as Orchesis.
The focus of the minor is choreogaphy, and in 1998 it became necessary to produce the first Dance Minors Concert in addition to the Orchesis spring concert in order to allow all choreographers to present their work.
In 2000, Professors Roby and Sherman retired, and that fall, the Dance Program moved to the Department of Theatre, Speech and Dance where it continues to flourish.
www.wm.edu /dance/History.html   (311 words)

 IU Ballroom Dance Club - History   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
The History of Ballroom Dance at IU The Indiana University Ballroom Dance Club was founded in 1984.
It is comprised of students, faculty, and Bloomington community members at all levels of dance.
History of Dance - Foxtrot, Jazz, Mambo, Merengue, Polka, Rhumba, Swing, Waltz, Western
www.iub.edu /~dance/history.shtml   (258 words)

 Great Performances: Free To Dance - Dance Timeline (1619-1889)
While the captives bring with them little material evidence of their culture, their music and dance have a lasting impact on that of the New World.
In DANSE, Moreau de St.-Mery describes African dance in the Caribbean and the fascination mingled with repulsion with which whites greet the "Calenda," "Bamboula," "Chica," and other secular and sacred dances.
White performer Thomas Dartmouth "Daddy" Rice adds a new twist to the tradition of mimicking African Americans, and his "Jim Crow" dance earns him the title "father of flface minstrelsy." Minstrel shows produce two major stereotypes that haunt fl performers for years -- the clown and the dandy.
www.pbs.org /wnet/freetodance/timeline   (443 words)

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