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Dance History. ….INCOMPLETE
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The ‘western’ dance community has built one general story, commonly recognised as the official tale for concert dance or scenic dance history.

TWO categories: Contemporary dance history and Modern dance history .

 Contemporary Dance History

Rough chronological period: 1950’s – Present time.

Some characteristics: its figures are spread all over the world, eclectic use of modern and classical techniques for the dancers training, eclectic use of choreographic vocabulary on stage, ‘performance’ instead of show, dance has a social and political function as much as an aesthetical function, names of dance trends associated: Post-modern dance, New dance, Young dance, Dance-theater, Contemporary ballet.

CONTEMPORARY DANCE HISTORY
Merce Cunningham
The ‘postmodern’ dance
Butoh (Tatsumi Hijikata, Kazuo Ohno, Ko Murobushi, Ushio Amagatsu, Carlotta Ikeda…)
Pina Bausch
Ballet and contemporary dance (art) ideas

MODERN DANCE HISTORY
François Delsarte
Émile Jaques-Dalcroze
Rudolph Laban
Mary Wigman
Loïe Fuller
Isadora Duncan
Ruth Saint Denis
Ted Shawn
Doris Humphrey
Jose Limon
Martha Graham
Alvin Ailey
Alwin Nikolaïs

REFERENCES

http://www.contemporary-dance.org/

TV PROGRAMME FROM LABAN

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