THDA 463 Lecture Notes - Lecture 2: Steve Oedekerk, Social Dance, Mazurka

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2 Oct 2015
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THEATRE DANCE I (THDA 463)
September 4, 2015
Dance History
Goal: Identify the cultural impact of social dance from 1900 to the present
oIdentify social dances of different areas of the world
oDiscuss the function of social dance
oHow they came to be (fused other dance styles)
What is the purpose of dance now?
oSocial
oExercise
oEntertainment
What was the purpose of dance then?
oIdentity (class)
oEntertainment
oReligion
oCeremonies
The way that music is accessed through technology moves along social dancing
oTechnology now for music access
Cassette, CD, MP3, iPod, Computer
oTechnology then for music access
Records, going out (live music)
Social dance = the marriage between popular music and contemporary style (what you’re
listening to and what you’re living)
oAreas of interest: North America, South America, Africa, Europe
Popular European Social Dances
oMazurka (Eastern Europe)
Polish folk dance
Stamping feet and clicking heels
Traditionally dances to bagpipes
Counted in ¾ with a forceful accent on the second beat
Improvisational
Has no set figures and more than 50 steps exist
Peasant dance
Intended for four or eight couples as a ballroom dance
o*Polka (Eastern Europe)
Galloping quality
Military two step feel
Counted in 2/4
Slightly unorthodox
Energetic mix marching and skipping
John Phillip Sousa composed many Polka pieces
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