Renaissance Dance Essay

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Renaissance Dance Today we have many different types of Dance: hip-hop, jazz, Irish dance, Ballet, and many more. During the Renaissance time period witch is from the 1300s to the 1600s, they had different types of Dance too Most dances were very similar, and the music during this time had a lot to do with the Dance too. The two main types of dance during the Renaissance were Court dance, and Peasant dancing. Court dances were done for entertainment and more complex, the courtiers would hire dance masters to come up with some new dances. Peasant dancing was usually not for entertainment but just for the fun of dancing! These dances danced by the peasants were called Simple dances, were with lots of people and usually done in a circle…show more content…
It usually has a forward movement. The steps consist of a series of double steps and one pair of single steps. Last but not least are the dances from France like the Branle, the word Branle comes from the French word Branler that means to swing side to side. They called it this because many of the steps go from side to side. This is one of the first dances that are taught because the steps are simple and easy. It is danced in 4/4 time. The Branle is usually danced in groups in the form of a circle or chain where the dancers hold hands and move together in a sideways motion. I have two other types of Dances, but I was not able to find out were they were from they were the Pave; witch is a well know dance. It is danced in 2/2 time. It consists of two simple steps and one double step forward and then two simple steps and one double step backward. It was a professional dance where the dancers walked in pairs with the lady on the right of the man. The other on is the Galliard witch is a solo dance that is very complex. It is full of variations of fast steps and high jumps. This can also be danced in couples using a series of sideway steps, turns and hops. It is a triple meter and a lively dance. P The most important part of all these dances was the footwork, because a lot of the people had bulky clothing on the upper part of the body so they could not move there upper part of there body as much. As I was watching some videos of Renaissance Dance I was
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