dance 2010

Trisha Brown
Accumulation, walk on walls
Steve Paxton
contact improvisation-touch and reliance on others
Yvonne Rainer
No Manifesto
Simone Forti
Looked to babies, animals and natural world
Robert Dunn
musician, said no to formula, good and bad, yes to economy and practicality
Judson Church Movement
300 people, 3 hours, 90 degrees, downtown manhattan (villages, artists hanging out with poets and dancers)
Post Modern Dance
1960’s
Catherine de Medici
Ballet Comique de la Reine
Ballet Comique de la Reine
no stage, audience above dancers, recitations and songs, queen louise participates, 6 hours long
King Louis XIV
Sun god, tutor Jules cardinal mazarin, ballet de la nuit, academie royal de la musique
Ballet de la nuit
1653..peasants trying to overthrow monarch
17th century ballet
proscenium stage, 5 positions of the feet, turnout
romantic ballet themes
relationship of human and spirit world (supernatural), exotic locations, rural/peasant life
17th century elements
gas lamps, flying dancers on wires, en pointe
Giselle
1841, high point of ballet, story of a peasant girl who dances to her death because of unrequited love
Giselle
1841, high point of ballet, story of a peasant girl who dances to her death because of unrequited love
Pas de deux
dance between man and a woman
2 rival dancers
Mari Taglioni (angelic), Fanny Elssler (pagan)
romantic period
post french revolution- people overthrew monarchy, against excess of courts, long skirts
russian ballet
Ballet Russes
Mikhail Fokine
Inspired by Isadora Dunca, Choreographer becomes ballet master for ballet russes
Serge Diaghilev
director of ballet russes
vaslav nikinsky
foundation of russian ballet, changebale, barefeet, turned to side, profile, turned it, becomes choreographer after fokine leaves
Afternoon of a faun
barefeet, changebale, turned to side–>profile, turned in,
Isadora Duncan
weight was swung and relseased into the earth
Isadora Duncan
unsuccesful in america, goes everywhere else
Isadora Duncan
raised in california
Isadora Duncan
atheist
Isadora Duncan
died by scarf and car addicent in 1927
Isadora Duncan
children died in seine river
Isadora Duncan
motion comes from emotion and solar plexus
Isadora Duncan
first job, augustin daly- chicago, midsummer nights dream
Isadora Duncan
sheer costumes, bare feet, showed skin
Isadora Duncan
dimmed the lights when came on stage
Martha Graham
Born in Penn moved to California 1897
Martha Graham
influenced by Ruth st. denis
Martha Graham
moved to new york-Denishawn
Martha Graham
no interest in ballet-codified technique
Martha Graham
revealing effort-contraction and release
Martha Graham
appalachian spring
Martha Graham
Father said: “body doesnt lie”
Alvin Ailey
born in rogers texas 1921
Alvin Ailey
devoted to mother-drowning of cat story and sandwich
Alvin Ailey
Studied at UCLA under Lester Horton-Romance Languages
Alvin Ailey
when horton died (1953)-took over the company
Alvin Ailey
revelations
Revelations
1-brown, 2-white/umbrellas, 3-yellow
Alvin Ailey
moved to NY, broadway dancer
Alvin Ailey
dancer, actor, choreographer, director
Alvin Ailey
lester horton
Merce Cunningham
born centralia, washington
Merce Cunningham
soloist with martha graham 1939-1945
Merce Cunningham
John Cage
Merce Cunningham
against drama, story, emotion
Merce Cunningham
movement is enough
Merce Cunningham
used change, rolled dice
Merce Cunningham
Biped
Merce Cunningham
pond way
Merce Cunningham
dance forms
Merce Cunningham
unitard
John cage
musician who removed idea of instruments in music, everything is music

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