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DNCE 1017 Study Guide - Comprehensive Final Exam Guide - Time, White People, Stonewall Riots


Department
Dance
Course Code
DNCE 1017
Professor
Laura Malpass
Study Guide
Final

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Cultural perceptions of Dance!
What is dance!
Transient mode of expression performed in a given form or style by the human body
moving in a space!
Purposefully selected and controlled rhythmic movements!
Recognized as dance both by the performer and the observing members of a given group!
DEFINING DANCE- Time, Space, and Energy!
Sociocultural Lens!
Studying relationship between dance and culture requires the consideration of race/
ethnicity, socioeconomic status, sexuality and gender!
Race!
Socially constructed concept to signify types of human bodies based on
physical features!
Ethnicity!
Belonging to or deriving from the cultural, religious, or linguistic traditions of a
people or country!
Socioeconomic status!
An individual or groups position within a hierarchical social structure.
Occupation, education, income, wealth, and place of residence !
Gender!
The attitudes, feelings, and behaviors that a given culture associates with a
persons biological sex!
All dance forms are ethnic!
Primitive and ethnic as underdeveloped or other!
Primitive!
A person belonging to a non/pre-literate, nonindustrial society or culture!
Ethnic !
group which holds a common genetic, linguistic, and cultural ties, with special
emphasis on cultural traditio!
Ethnic absolutism!
The perception that all ethnic minorities have the same norms and values!
Ethnocentrism!
Judging other cultures based on the values and standard of ones own culture!
ALL dance is ethnic!
Five premises for a culturally sensitive approach to Dance- Diedre Sklar!
Movement us a kind of cultural knowledge!
Is conceptual and emotional as well as kinesthetic!
Is intertwined with other kinds of cultural knowledge !
Movement is always an immediate corporeal experience!
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CARTESIAN DUALISM!
Renee Descartes philosophy that the mind (immaterial) and body (material) are separate entities!
Implies a hierarchy as well: mind/intellect is greater than the body/physicality!
Why do we care about this!
Now we know that the mind are body are connected, can not function and cannot be expressed wout
each other!
Western culture written texts are highly values and used to analyze culture. Desmond proposed that
dance and the body be used as a text un culture studies!
Dance as a text!
Dance is a performance of culture, and therefore can be analyzed to gain an understanding of the location,
values, and social identities of a culture!
Movement serves as a marker for the production of race, class, and sexual identities!
Culture values and identities in dance are elucidated by determining !
Who is dancing? Who is watching (Who is not)!
Where are they dancing!
When do they dance!
Why do they dance!
How do they dance !
Aesthetics!
A set of principles concerned with the nature and appreciation of beauty, especially in art!
Dance travels!
Migration!
Geographical pathway!
Transmission!
Process!
Terms!
Holism!
Everyone involved!
Polyrythmic!
Social/Vernacular!
Learned informally through cultural and social exchange. Developed informally within a culture!
Popular!
Frequently and widely accepted, commonly liked or approved!
Borrowing!
Use of aesthetics with historical understanding and context!
Appropriation!
Use o7f aesthetic without understanding or crediting presumed culture of origin, generally benefiting a
party with more power than the culture of the origin !
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