Essay on Dance 101 Study Guide 1

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Lesson 1 Study Guide
1.1 Dancing: Chapter 1: The Power of Dance:
This chapter takes a broad look at the relationship between human movement, framed as dance, and important identities such as religion, ethnicity, gender, and social status. While not specifically focused on issues of identity in America, this chapter will provide an important foundation in understanding the broader scope of how dance can be seen as a representation of cultural values, which will underlie the remainder of our coursework.
1.1.1 Before starting this chapter it might be useful for you to write out your definition of dance. Let’s pretend for a moment that aliens landed on earth looking for intelligent life.
Obviously they ended up at your apartment and asked
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“Dance was good for the body and good for the spirit and essential to integrating the two. The natural world pulsed with power; since….the same powers animated the human body, the body could serve as a kind of lever to bring about change in the world

1.1.15 How did the Ghost Dances begin, what did its practitioners believe dancing the dance would accomplish, and how did the American government react? was a new religious movement incorporated into numerous Native American belief systems.According to the teachings of the Northern Paiute spiritual leader Wovoka (renamed
Jack Wilson), proper practice of the dance would reunite the living with the spirits of the
1.2.3=Lesson 1.Resource 2.Question 3

3 dead and bring peace, prosperity, and unity to native peoples throughout the region. Outrage in the eastern United States emerged as the public learned about the events that had transpired. The U.S. government had insisted on numerous occasions that the Native American be pacified.
1.1.16 The Ghost Dance are a form of trance dance. What other religious are listed as performing trance dances?
1.1.17 Trance dancing is believed to bring such benefits as:
a. A direct experience and trust in the metaphysical healing powers we all possess
b. Healing through the disappearance of lifelong patterns of disease
c. An increase in the trust that Sprint is real and not just a concept or dogmatic tradition
Is your definition of dance beginning to change?
It is slightly

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