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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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appeared in the late 1880s. Wovoka prophesized the coming of a great earthquake. Those who believe will rejoin their resurrected ancestors on a new-made earth of peach and plenty. It was a new religious movement among Native Americans. Wovoka believed that proper practice of the dance would bring unity and peace. It emerged as a public issue since it was first introduced in Eastern part of the U.S. The government insisted on various occasions that the Native American be pacified. 
Is your definition of dance beginning to change? Which example has contrasted most with your definition of dance? Rather than the change of my own definition of dance, I was surprised to know how complicated history each dance posseses.
1.1.14 Theophile Gautier wrote, “The dance is nothing more than…the art of displaying beautiful shapes”
1.1.15 Roger Copeland defined it as, “Any movement…designed to be looked at”
1.1.16 Joann Keali’inohomoki defines dance as, “a transient mode of expression…performed in a given form and style by the human body moving through space”
1.1.17 After reading this chapter, which author do you think is the closest to actually defining what dance is? Why?
Joann, since she explains what is dance and what should be dance.
1.1.18 After
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