DAN 3430 Lecture 4: Modern dance lecture

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16 Aug 2016
Tuesday, May 10, 2016
Modern Dance
modern dance
-Isadora Duncan
never married
-Anna Pavlova
-never married
-Francois Delsarte (1811-1871)
-communicate more honestly with bodies
-developed a theory of posture and gesture that was based on “scientific”
observations and his understanding of the trinity
-correspondences in terms of three
-father - son - holy spirit
-beauty - truth - goodness (socrates)
-physical - emotional - intellectual
-rhythm - harmony - melody = music
-head = intellectual
-torso = emotional
-lower limbs = physical
-all actions have attitude force and motion
-attitude - positive rises and negative falls
-3 great orders of movement: opposition, parallelism, succession
-3 kinds of gestures: away fro center of body, balanced, toward center of body
-Emile Jacques-Delcroze 1865-1950
-eurhythmics - method of learning and experiencing music through movement
-music related to the body
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