Fundamentals of Rhythm

2768 Words Jan 31st, 2012 12 Pages

Rhythmic Activity is an activity wherein the individual response physically and emotionally to music or any rhythmic accompaniment. In all nature, every individual makes rhythm like foot tapping, head movement, body sway while music is playing.

Definition of terms

* Rhythm is a measured motion of flow characterized basically by regular recurrence of elements or features as beats, sounds, or accents. This definition implies measurement of time, space, and energy. All works of art require rhythm. Rhythm is most clearly seen through dance – the art of movement. * Dancing is a means of expressing one’s emotions through movement disciplined by rhythm. It is an art of moving rhythmically and expressively to an
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This is governed by mechanical principles that limit the ability of an individual to effectively and efficiently.

Factors that Govern of Affect Movement

1. Psychological Factor – fear, anxiety, and any other mental phenomenal affect movement either positively or negatively. 2. Physiological Factor – Physical fitness and body built are two main concerns that affect human movement. 3. Sociological Factor – refers to the relationships of the performer with a particular group and his regard to social conformity and norms.
Elements of Movement

1. Theme – is the main story line of the dance. It tells what the dance is all about. This can be love theme, can be futuristic, can be ritual, etc. 2. Movement – refer to the dance steps and basic body movements required of a particular dance. 3. Technique – is a system of movements performed by a dancer. This is developed through constant practice of certain difficult dance steps. 4. Choreography – pertains to the organization of the movement and figures in the dance. This makes use of the theme and movements dance steps. 5. Music – gives life to the dance. This should be in accordance with the theme and pattern of movements of the dance. 6. Accessories, costume and properties – accessories are what dancers wear in addition to the costume such as the earrings, necklace, bells, feathers, etc. Costume refers to what the dancers should wear, and properties placed on stage. 7. Scenery –
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