Understanding Dance Forms Quiz

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What are the roots of hip hop/street dance?

New York

What is the characteristic feature of Cordilleria Dance?

Reflects daily living

What does the Cariñosa Dance symbolize?


Who is known as the 'Mother of the Philippine Folk Dance'?

Francisca Reyes-Aquino

Which dance form is usually associated with rap music?

Hip hop/Street Dance

What is a key feature of Spanish-Influenced Dance in the Philippines?

'Filipinized' adaptations

What is the significance of the Tinikling dance in Philippine culture?

It focuses on prayers for rain, sun, fertility, and protection.

Which dance style challenges the structured technique of classical ballet and focuses more on expression?

Contemporary Dance

What is a characteristic feature of Classical Ballet compared to Modern Dance?

Embraces a rigid set of technical positions

What type of movements does Contemporary Dance combine?

Strong legwork and balance of ballet

Which dance form is traditionally done by a couple in closed dance position?

Ballroom Dance

What is a key aspect of Modern Dance that differentiates it from Classical Ballet?

Embracing expressive styles over technical positions

What type of dance imitates the movements of 'tikling' birds walking between grass stems or running over tree branches?

Tinikling dance

In Folk Dancing, what are the performers doing with two bamboo poles during the Tinikling dance?

Dancing along the sides and between them

Which type of dance aims to use movement to express the music and illuminate human emotion and endeavor?

Classical Ballet

Where did modern dance originate in the late 19th and early 20th centuries?

Europe and America

Which type of contemporary dance style blends techniques from classical ballet, jazz, and lyrical dance?

Contemporary Dance

What is the purpose of Modern Dance as seen in the late 19th and early 20th centuries?

To combine physical and emotional aspects to express the human spirit

Study Notes

Tinikling Dance

  • Imitates the "tikling" birds' movements as they walk between grass stems or run over tree branches
  • Performers dance between two bamboo poles, about nine feet long, struck together in time to the music

Fundamentals of Folk Dancing

  • Examples include OPM Disco Music and Annie B.

Classical Ballet

  • Purpose is to use movement to express the music and to illuminate human emotion and endeavor
  • Examples include The Legendary Ballet, Swan Lake, Giselle, and Cinderella

Importance of Dance

  • A way to tell stories, remember the past, and celebrate life
  • Helps bridge the gap between generations and cultures, creating a shared experience of joy and understanding

Contemporary Dance

  • Embraces innovation, blending techniques from various genres, including classical ballet, jazz, and lyrical dance
  • Examples of contemporary skills: Action Focus, Timing, Projection, and Emotion
  • Origins: modern dance originated in Europe and America in the late 19th and early 20th centuries
  • Focuses on combining physical and emotional expression to express the human spirit

Types of Contemporary Dance

  • Disco Dance: a retro form associated with disco music and disco dance clubs of the 1970s
  • Hip hop/Street Dance: originated in New York, associated with African American and Latino American communities, and often accompanied by rap music

Philippine Folk Dance

  • Francisca Reyes-Aquino: National Artist for Dance (1973) and "Mother of the Philippine Folk Dance"
  • 5 Major Classifications of Philippine Folk Dance:
    • Cordilleria Dance: reflects daily living, wind, rain, movement rituals, and celebrations
    • Spanish-Influenced Dance: reflects Christianity, European art, and culture, with Filipinos adapting foreign dances to create unique Filipino styles
    • Cariñosa Dance: a courtship dance characterized by its graceful and playful movements, with a fan and a handkerchief
    • Others: see below

Other Forms of Dance

  • Traditional Dance: focus on important events like birth, death, marriage, war, and harvest
  • Modern Dance: highly expressive, challenges classical ballet techniques, focuses on expression
  • Ballroom Dance: traditional partnered dance forms, including waltz, swing, tango, salsa, and blues
  • Cheer Dance: combination of cheering and dancing

Test your knowledge on various dance forms including Tinikling, OPM Disco Music, and Classical Ballet. Learn about the movements, music, and emotions expressed in different dance styles.

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