Dance Essay Topics

Folk Dance History in the Philippines

It is impossible to know when exactly dancing became a part of life in the Philippines. Many traditional dances were designed to thank the gods for natural and agricultural events, such as rain and harvests. The dances were performed during festivals and remembrances of past military victories, and still are performed at celebrations of births… View Article

Impressions – art

The ballet paintings of Degas featured women in a variety of intimate moments, so to speak. It is at this point that after trying out a variety of techniques, mediums and themes that his work takes on a completely Impressionist image. Paintings done during his early years turn out to have little resemblance in terms… View Article

Her First Dance

Kaitlyn is a nine-year-old girl who was left with adult responsibilities due to the passing of her mother in November of 2006. I came to know Kaitlyn through her father who is an officemate of mine. You might call me a family friend in a way. Her mother was a stay at home mom who… View Article

John Keats

In John Keats “Ode to a Nightingale,” answer the following: Identify some Romantic quality about this poem. Explicate. This may require that you provide an example from the work. I feel that there is a “romantic quality” to Stanza 2. This stanza goes: 2. O, for a draught of vintage! that hath been Cool’d a… View Article

Twistin’ on the Dance Floor: An Analysis of the 1960s Twist Dance Craze

The art of dance is one of the greatest defining elements of a society’s culture, and parallels the existing social and philosophical tenets of a particular era.  The 1960s, known for many revolutionary concepts that had ultimately carved American culture, was also known for an iconic dance move known as the “Twist”.  During this era… View Article

Petition for Dropping

Greetings!  I would like to request for “dropping” the following subjects: Ballet (year sect lab), Modern Dance (year sect lab), Music for Dancers (year sect lab), and Folk Guitar (year sect lab) due to circumstantial difficulties, time conflict and incompliance with the course requirements.  This year, I switched to BA program which does not require… View Article

Understanding Tanztheater and Pina Bausch

Introduction Dance is generally believed to be the most dynamic, spectacular and demanding among the discipline of performing arts. While dance is usually seen as the movement of the body set to music and rhythm, it has several functions. Dances performed can be interactive or participatory, ceremonial as in rituals, or merely a creation of… View Article

Post Modern Dance

Introduction             By the late 1950s, post-modern dance had refined its styles and its theories, and had emerged as a recognizable dance genre. It used stylized movements and energy levels in legible structures (theme and variations, ABA, and so on) to implicate emotions, tones and social conveyance. The choreography was buttressed by expressive characters of… View Article

Dance and Clarissa

In the short story “Dancer” written by Vickie Sears, depicts a sense of loss identity,which is found later in the story. The narrator who is the foster mother of Clarissa is telling her story. Clarissa is a five year old aboriginal foster girl from a tribe called Assiniboin. Clarissa is angry,scared and doesn’t trust anyone…. View Article

Dance theory

At the beginning of this dance class, I honestly thought it was going to be easy to get by for someone who really knows nothing about dance or anything related to it. Currently, knowing the techniques involved in different types of dance like the Dunham technique I would not say the same thing. It does… View Article

Spanish Dance

At the beginning, it would emulate some steps from the candombe and the dancing couples, instead of approaching each other, would get away from one another following the rhythm. The rhythm of tango is based on a 4/8 beat and dancing it only takes walking this basic nucleus of four steps following the rhythm. Figures… View Article

Charleston Dance

The Charleston is about a group of men and women dancing together, the dance could be done by yourself, with a partner, or in a group. The movement is very active and fun. It is originally developed by The African American Slaves. The dance then became re-created with a few changes in the moves it… View Article

Dance and Daffodils

“I wandered lonely as a cloud” William Wordsworth I wandered lonely as a cloud That floats on high o’er vales and hills, When all at once I saw a crowd, A host, of golden daffodils; Beside the lake, beneath the trees,5 Fluttering and dancing in the breeze. Continuous as the stars that shine And twinkle… View Article

Dance Essay

Chosen to look at the productions Cell Block Tango from Chicago and Rosas Danst Rosas by Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker. I wanted to compare these two dance pieces, as I felt the concept behind them, was very similar. Both pieces represent strong female roles, demonstrated by movement and strong characters. In Chicago, the fosse inspired… View Article

Tap Dance

Tap Dance is known as a favorite discipline because the students are making music with their feet. Students learn to improve their rhythm and co-ordination to energetic music. Tap dance concentrates on rhythm and timing, and requires interpretation of music through sound, creating regulated and controlled sounds through intricate footwork. More advanced levels of tap… View Article

Sumazau Dance

Sumazau dance is a popular ethnic dance from Sabah. This traditional dance has always been correlated to the tribe of Kadazandusun, a tribe that populates and settles in Sabah. The locals from the district of Penampang are substantially well-versed in this type of dance. Being the most famous dance in Sabah, it has also become… View Article

Dance Analysis

As the lights went o? , the audience went silent, curiously waiting to see what was going to happen next. All we knew was the performance name, Agwa, the Portuguese term for water. Even if I had not been given the title of the performance, I could have guessed it after seeing the dancers perform…. View Article

Analysis of Dance

The type of dance I attended was a mix of ballet and modern. This involved group performances as well as individual performances. For the purpose of this paper I will narrow my observations to an individual performance of both ballet and modern and a group performance of both. Dance has the ability to draw it’s… View Article

Dance Piece

Attending the Spring Dance concert was a fun learning experience. I am glad that this was a required assignment for this dance class because if it was not required I am sure I would not have attended . The variety of dances have taught me different things, and one of them is that you do… View Article

Dance Moms

Before deciding to do this assignment, other than the clips we watched in class I had never seen the show before. The episode of Dance Moms I watched was actually very entertaining. The episode I watched was in Season 3. In the episode there was a new girl who joined the competition dance team her… View Article

Dance Concert

The Falling Into Pieces Dance Concert performed March 25, 2007 was a blend of five distinct dances, each communicating a different message through the use of varying choreography and stage production arrangements. The concert’s opener Gasp depicts a resistance to bounds that hold one down. It’s All About Falling, the second piece, dealt with the… View Article

Dance Philosophy

Dance is the reason I exist and as cheesy as it sounds its true. In 1982 my father met my mother at a dance club. He said after watching her dancing with her friends he had to talk to her. Dance has the power to cross boundaries and touch one’s soul. As a form dance… View Article

History of Dance

INTRODUCTION: Once upon a time there was dance! In dance there are many forms. There is Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Hip hop, partner dancing, modern, and country and western. Dance originated many, many years ago. People used it to express emotions and stories. As time went on so did new dance techniques. Ballet came into the… View Article

Belly Dance

“Locked in this dance is a secret language that tells the story of women’s lives… their passions and their spirituality, their sacrifices, their joys, their intuitions, their emotional life drama. ” -Delilah Belly dance is a style of dancing that originated in the middle east, around egypt, and has evolved globally to be more known… View Article

Ghost Dances

In 1981 Christopher Bruce choreographed a dance about the human rights of people in Chile and how they were tortured or killed and left to rot on the side of the road until they were found. The dance is called Ghost Dancers. In Ghost Dances there are a eleven dances, there were three people who… View Article

Traditional Dance

Question 1 2 out of 2 points A pas de deux is a dance for _________. Selected Answer: two ?Question 2 2 out of 2 points _______________ are what link one movement phrase to another, allowing a dance to ? ow smoothly from section to section. Selected Answer: Transitions ?Question 3 0 out of 2… View Article

Tradional Dance

The Ibans perform a unique dance called the ngajat. It serves many purposes depending on the occasion. During Gawais, it is used to entertain the people who in the olden days enjoy graceful ngajats as a form of entertainment. The origin of this indigenous dance is not clearly known but it is believed to have… View Article

Dance Critique

Ballet “Cry” simply showed to us real life of all African women. Every single American people know what kind of life they went through. Therefore it touched their heard. Alvin Ailey’s “Cry” presented wonderfully combined movements, technique and emotion. Ms. Donna Wood uses tragic face, a mask of sorrow. It is a face born to… View Article

Evolution of Dance

With the progress of different societies, dance has evolved and adapted to the changes. Dance has been an important part of ceremony, rituals, celebrations and entertainment since before the birth of the earliest human civilizations. Archaeology conveys traces of dance from prehistoric times such as the 9,000 year old Bhimbetka rock shelters paintings in India… View Article

Dance Captain

Kathak is the classical dance of north indian style that was characterized by rhythmic footwork danced under the weight of more than 100 ankle bells, spectacular spins, and a representation of themes from Persian and Urdu poetry alongside those of Hindu mythology. The word kathak means “to tell a story”. It is derived from the… View Article