Art: Dance forms

Dance forms

Ballet, Jazz dance, Contemporary dance, Social dances, Step, Folklore

Modern social dances

In the long tradition of dances, some folk dances – for various reasons – in a modified version are transferred from the people to the “higher strata of society”, become generally accepted, and stand out in a new category called “social dances”. Initially, various court dances fall into this category, and only with the relocation of waltzes from folklore among the nobility – which was a kind of scandal due to the mutual closeness of the dancers – the era of modern social dances begins. Modern social dances are, with rare exceptions, dances in pairs, based on popular music.

Today, social dances can be divided in several ways. The division according to the categories of competition is very common, but it is also among the least accurate – some dances “strayed” into “wrong” categories (for example, competitive “Latin American” dances include jive, which is not Latin, and paso doble, which is not American dance), and in some competition systems some dances are often added or removed, but according to the interest of the competitors and the audience (show-dance competitions). Furthermore, there is always a dilemma, whether to divide dances according to kinship in music, or according to identity in step and movement, because both are essential components of dance, and these divisions are not always in harmony.

Perhaps the best division of social dances could be that of their geographical, temporal, and cultural origins:

Classical (European) social dances:

Waltzes (Viennese waltz, English waltz, Boston-waltz, Country-waltz, etc.), Group of foxtrot-dances (Quickstep, Slow-fox, …), Classical tango, One-step, Two-step and similar old dances , Blues, etc.

Boogie- (or swing-) dances:

Lindy-hop, Stomp (or Stump), Jitterbug, Boogie-woogie, Swing-step, Shag, West-Coast swing, East-Coast swing, Jive, Rock’n’Roll (in various variants, from “salon” to acrobatic ), Hustle, Disco fox, etc.

Latin American dances:

Bolero (and as its derivative, sports rumba), Cha-cha-cha, Mambo, Salsa, Cuban rumba,

Merengue, Bachata, Pachanga, Cumbia, Samba, etc.

Traditional dances:

Paso doble, Argentine Tango, Polka (as a social dance), Western Polka (or Country-Polka),

Mexican waltz, etc.

Fashion dances:

Charleston, Shimi, Twist, Boogaloo, Calypso, Bossa-nova, Lambada, Reaggeton, etc.

MUSIC can be defined as an artistic activity that uses tones as material. The resulting sounds sound harmonious, ie. harmonious or not, depending on the stylistic period.
A rounded work is most commonly called a musical musical composition or musical work.

Music is a performing art that needs performers, similar to theatrical art or dance.

ACTING is the name we use for a set of acting skills by which an actor shapes a character in some stage part. An actor or actress is a person who acts or plays a role in an artistic performance. The term usually refers to people who act in the film industry, on television, in the theater, or on the radio, and is sometimes used for street entertainers as well. In addition to playing dramatic roles, actors can also sing, dance, work only on the radio, or “borrow a voice”.

LITERATURE- is the art of words. The artist (writer) tries to convey something to the reader, be it an impression, knowledge or entertain him, by acting or again by asking questions that will intrigue the reader. The work that manages to arouse all these reactions in the reader is called art, the one that satisfies only a few criteria – we call it commercial or nonsense.
9. STRIP is a series of narrative-related scenes. The comic comes from the American name Comic Strip which literally means comic tape. Its existence is associated with the emergence of mass media. Although it initially existed as additional entertainment for newspaper readers it soon became an independent medium or as it is called “ninth art”.

While narrative as such until the end of the 19th century was related to either written expression (eg drama, story, short story, novel) or live performance (theater), the emergence of newspapers and moving images gives us two completely new media: comics and film . While comics are usually seen as entertainment for children, while movies are watched by adults, both comics and film are actually about the same thing, narration – the story should be told to the reader (viewer) through images, static or moving. The form of the comic itself requires concise expression, because in a few frames and with little text the whole story needs to be told, but this emphasizes the mastery of screenwriters and cartoonists, because they do not have the additional form of expression that the film has – sound. So actually reading (good) comics we can enjoy not only artistically / graphically beautiful expression but also perfectly chosen sentences and shots that actually turn “ordinary” comics into masterpieces.

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