Contemporary Dance and Modern Dance Quiz

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What is the primary focus of contemporary dance?

Expressing individual ideas and emotions

Who is considered the mother of American modern dance?

Isadora Duncan

What does choreography refer to?

Creating and composing dances by arranging steps and movements

What are common characteristics of a well-developed dance according to choreographic form?

Unity, continuity, transition, variety, and repetition

What is meant by 'Floor Patterns' in the context of contemporary dance?

The use of space and patterns in a dance

What does 'Gesture' specifically emphasize in contemporary dance?

The movement of body parts with expressive aspects

What is the definition of 'motif' in dance?

A recurring gesture used to provide a theme or unifying idea

Which element of dance involves rhythm, phrasing, tempo, accent, and duration?

Time

What is the meaning of 'axial movements' in dance?

Stationary movements like bending, twisting, and stretching

What does 'low level' signify in dance?

Gives the feeling of earthiness

What is the purpose of a 'prop' in a dance performance?

To enhance the movement and design in a dance

What do 'curved shapes' signify in dance?

Continuous cycle of life and bending forces of nature

What is the meaning of 'vertical forward direction' in dance?

Feels aggressive and violent

What is the role of 'time' in dance?

Involving rhythm, phrasing, tempo, accent, and duration

What is meant by 'direction' in the context of dance?

Refers to how dancers move in and around the area

How are 'angular shapes' represented in dance?

Express anger

What type of dance emerged out of a desire to express individual ideas and emotions instead of performing established dance forms?

Contemporary dance

Who is considered as the mother of American modern dance?

Isadora Duncan

What does 'floor patterns' refer to in the context of contemporary dance?

The use of space, including the 'road map' of the dance

What does 'choreographic form' determine in a dance?

The structure of the dance

What does 'gesture' emphasize in the context of contemporary dance?

The expressive aspects of the movement

What is the primary focus of modern dancers as mentioned in the text?

Exploring and expressing personal feelings and thoughts

In dance, what does the term 'tableau' refer to?

A static composition that does not move, creating a frozen moment in time

Which of the following is considered an axial movement in dance?

Twisting

What type of feeling does the 'high level' convey in dance?

Defying gravity, elevation, and freedom

What is the primary function of a motif in dance?

To provide a theme or unifying idea

What does the term 'accent' refer to in the context of dance?

A stress or emphasis to specific beat or movement

What distinguishes locomotor movements from axial movements in dance?

Locomotor movements involve traveling through space, while axial movements are stationary.

What is the significance of angular shapes in dance?

Represent anger

What does the term 'dimension' refer to in the context of space in dance?

The wide and narrow area occupied by a dancer

What role does 'time' play in dance?

It involves rhythm, phrasing, tempo, accent, and duration.

What type of composition does 'prop' refer to in dance?

Static composition that does not move

Test your knowledge about contemporary dance and modern dance, the evolution of personal expression in dance, and the key figures in the development of American modern dance.

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