My personal aesthetic in the terms of dance extends far beyond mentioning what I like and what I dislike. It unfolds the layers of my personality, my style, and my past experiences. I tend to think of aesthetics in the form of a jigsaw puzzle. Within a puzzle there are hundreds of important pieces that fit together to make a grand image and each puzzle piece requires a process of development and self-discovery. My aesthetic puzzle pieces include confidence, vulnerability, dynamic, high energy, illusion, and emotional connection. Most of my aesthetic is initiated by personal preference or a significant event in my life, but I will start with the foundation of my dance training first. I was raised in the dance studio where I regularly practiced ballet, jazz, tap, musical theatre, and contemporary. I was blessed to have the opportunity to explore multiple genres of dance at a young age and as a result of this, I began my aesthetic development with a very versatile palette of movements and interpretations.
People often think that dancing is just about having to do a routine, but it isn’t. I just don’t dance, I perform, I breath, I count, I see the world slowly fade away. I create my own little place to be safe in. I release my feelings, and thoughts. I tear down the walls that stop me from being happy, and that allows me not to be angry anymore. I lose the pain, and I let go of that girl that is full of hurt, and I smile. It is not just about doing a dance it is much more than that. What I do is something wonderful that I can not find the words to express how amazing it makes me
1 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
When you dance a piece, you become one with it and it changes your perspective and you feel like you are actually living the part you are dancing to. Everyone that has danced has been infected and overwhelmed with emotion at some point. Think about the first dance you had with your husband at your wedding, or a father daughter dance, or your first dance in middle school. All of those are just two person dances, but sometime people dance alone or in a big group as a performance, and in order to be a hit, the dancers must become one with the dance. They have to let go and let their bodies take
A piece I enjoyed at the Orchesis concert titled Here Nor There was REVIVAL, which featured choreography by Jonahira Cordero and music composed by Mike Wall. It has been a privilege to watch this piece develop since its performance debut at the Choreographer’s Showcase this past fall. I believe the
I’m getting ready for a choir event on a Thursday. I’m not nervous tonight; I’m just looking forward to performing, and to a reason to do my makeup and blow-dry my hair. I’m in my uniform dress but it’s still a step up from my daily attire. As I put in my pearl earrings, I feel pretty.
The way a dance is interpreted is based on an individual’s personal experiences and point of views. I grew up in a stable and very happy household. My parents were high school sweethearts and have been married for 25 years. I have two brothers, one younger and one older, so I have always been the mediator for their fighting. Because of my upbringing and personality, I am very easy-going and open-minded about almost everything in life. I love hearing everyone’s opinion on various subjects, but rarely have a strong opinion of my own. I am a happy person, I do not annoy or anger easily, nor do I have much experience with the feeling of loneliness or sadness in my life. My personal history impacts my taste in dance. I tend to enjoy happier, carefree dances over extremely emotional and distraught dances, because I understand and connect with them better personally. While dances with a narrative can be entertaining to watch, I also tend to lean towards enjoying dances without a story line, but rather a broad, general idea. These dances engage and intrigue my mind more because they give me room to think and go off on tangents of every possible angle or point of
While I listen to music after I finish a test, my body can’t help but subtly move in a bobbing motion to the beat. To my school peers, I may seem like a conscientious student who devotes her time every night in an attempt to master her school subjects. While this may be true, my whole heart is committed to expressing my innermost thoughts through the movement of my body. Some days feel like static on a broken television with the buzzing ringing through my ears. Some days it’s all storms, and I’m drenched in grey. But when I start to dance, I find that my mind doesn’t tremble as often. When I count the times I’ve hit the floor with my hands and feet, I remember that without dance, I would not be Monica
Contrary to the argument ad populum, dancers are determined, artists, performers, actors and actresses, dreamers, goal-reachers, and most importantly passionate. Without passion there is no soul, and without soul there can be no dance. Ruth Denis embodies an incredible view of dance when she says, “I see dance being used as communication between body and soul, to express what it too deep to find for words”. The meaning behind a dance has to be found through the connection between the body and the music and once it is found it opens a beautiful and sometimes heartfelt experience that cannot be experienced the same way again. It is visible music to the eyes while pleasing both the heart and mind as well. The emotions felt when dancing are best drawn out by Albert Einstein when said, “We dance for laughter, we dance for tears, we dance for madness, we dance for fears, we dance for hopes, we dance for screams, we are the dancers, we create the dreams”. So, dance
Dancing, in the simplest terms, can be defined as rhythmical movement to music. For me, however, it has held a far greater significance in my life that goes beyond any physical means. For as long as I can remember, dance has served as my escape — a way to momentarily proceed from reality, and become in touch with my mind, body, and soul. It is a freedom of expression; an art
Growing up in a small town called Lauderdale, MS, dancing has been a way for me to see more of the world. I use this artwork as a way to showcase my talents and escape my problems in life. Many people believe that dancing is easy but I
Dance is a universal language that allows the people to connect through communication by using their body and music. It’s also a form of expressing strong emotions and expressions through one’s storytelling. In the article, “Dancing Dream Meaning and Interpretations” author Stephen Klein interpret dance in various ways, one being, “If you are the one dancing, it represents how you feel about life. Dancing can be expression of your feelings of freedom. Or, it can mean you are shaking off feelings of oppression. You may not be someone who responds well to others attempts to control you. Dreams of dancing are a true expression of joy running through your veins “(Stephan Klein 2016). On May 5th, 2017, I attended the Spring Dance Theatre and I was
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This dance provided me with a feeling of separation from the real world almost as if I was in space. Lately, I have been listening to a lot of electronic dance music or EDM. This music style does not contain words and makes you feel free as well as disconnected from your surroundings. I feel as though Kimberly Bartosik’s Etroits sont les vaisseaux does the same. The performance provides an overwhelming sense of calm for me just as EDM does. The piece does this through multiple focuses including: heavy breathing, the floor plan and lighting design, and the constant flow of movement.
Analysis of Dance Styles ARTS/100 Professor Analysis of Dance Styles For centuries peoples have been dancing as an art form that allows them to physically express themselves without using words. These are times when simple dignity of movement can fulfill the function of a volume of words (Humphrey, 1937). A great deal can be understood when a person watches a person dances. The message that is related is strong and clear. When you understand the types of dance the message is clear. I will attempt to examine the different forms of dance. We will look at the forms of dance like Ballet, Modern World/Ritual, Folk, and jazz. Never the less it helps construct a better understanding of the different forms.