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A dancer He is a person who dances to music or any rhythmic source and who has made dance his profession. Dance is a method of expressing body movements.
Thanks to an excellent athletic preparation and sensitivity for music, a dancer is able to masterfully perform classical or modern dances and to interpret the most diverse genres.
There are various styles of dance: among the best known are classical dance, modern dance, hip hop, Latin American and Caribbean dances, jazz, smooth, tango, contemporary dance.
The work of professional dancers combines artistic aspects - performing movements and figures with their own body to interpret music - with considerable physical effort: many hours are spent in the dance studio or in the gym working with constancy, commitment and discipline on a series of exercises and rehearsing dances and choreographies.
In fact, training is the first and most important activity for dancers: exercises are essential for developing and maintaining physical efficiency and flexibility of one's body (which is the main working tool ), to learn the basic techniques and move in a coordinated way, to the rhythm of music.
Ballet or academic dance is based on the so-called “t academic technique ”, which has been developed since 1613.
Special shoes called “shoes ” with reinforced toe are used. special plaster, (protecting the feet from any blisters and wounds with paper tape, absorbent paper or, if you want to be more accurate, silicone or fabric toe pads), obviously pointe shoes can be used after studying for a few years with demi-pointe shoes, because the muscles that support the spinal column must be well formed.
Ballet is one of the most prestigious and codified disciplines, with a rigorous training path.
The term modern dance generally defines the developments of dance which, starting from the end of the 19th century, led to a new way of conceiving stage dance, as opposed to classic ballet o-academic.
The definition of “modern ” given to the current (also called “new dance ”), is due to the fact that it presented characteristics quite in contrast to classical ballet. Modern dance does not reject the unnatural use of the body, however it prefers linear movements. The gesture and movement are enhanced that express the personality of the dancer starting from the naturalness.
Modern dance often makes use of impromptu improvisation. However, modern dance movements also have a precise “grammatic ”
Hip Hop was born at the beginning of the 70s, with the Break Dance of the Street Dancers of the New York ghettos.
Hip hop is a lifestyle, which refers to the young people of the multi-ethnic societies of the metropolis, it is a way of dressing that cancels the shape and eliminates the difference between men and women: people are distinguished by their skills. à to sing or move in a personal way, not for forms.
Hip Hop evolves very quickly. A multitude of styles and movements, even spectacular ones, are born, which enhance the personal characteristics of
In the evolution of hip hop dance, dancers create their own style starting from improvisation.
It is a particularly choreographic and dynamic modern dance, whose nature is enriched over time thanks to the contribution of new aspects and experiments.
Two main styles currently fall under this definition, modern jazz and lyrical jazz. The first style is particularly lively, while the second is more calm while retaining the instinctive and tribal aspects typical of jazz.
The history of this style of dance is connected to the events of jazz music that at the beginning of the twentieth century began to peep out in the United States of America, undergoing the influences of African culture that arrived in American territories through the events of the African peoples who came from ’Europe.
One of the characteristics of jazz dance today is that of being a dynamic language open to moments of experimentation and improvisation that make it a more creative and stimulating form of expression than other dances.
It is thus suitable for those who want to combine technical aptitude with a personal artistic research where factors such as body coordination, choreographic aspects, technical elements, but also purely expressive, come into play
The ballroom dance is born in Romagna at the end of the 19th century.
It is a fusion of Central European dances (waltzes, polkas, etc.) imported into Northern Italy in the mid-nineteenth century, then combined with rhythms and instruments of jazz derivation, with the presence of a solo singer.
From the very beginning, ballroom dancing was something different from popular dances: the dancers were not separated but formed a couple, they did not dance in the farmyards, but in public and paid places.
Ballroom dancing includes:
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Tango is a musical genre and a dance. It is mostly in binary time, originating from the R ío de la Plata region. Born in Argentina as a popular and artistic expression, it includes music, dance, text and song. Nobody knows who gave the name of tango to this dance, nor is it known exactly why it is called this way.
In the Argentine Tango the couple communicates through the body, constantly exchanging sensations and emotions; the evolution of dance is not codified, but changes from time to time, according to the sensitivity and the inspiration of the dancers.
Latin American dances are dances officially recognized in the second after war.
The figures relating to these dances differ from continent to continent and from one nation to another because local traditions and customs differ. Consequently, specific codifications have been produced which technically have their own validity and their own justification.
Various types of Latin American dances:
Contemporary dance was born in Europe and in the United States after the Second World War world. It evolves in favor of new bodily expressions, which sometimes also include acting. ù
The role of the dancer has changed in contemporary dance: a dancer who is often the author of himself, to whom the choreographer leaves more creative space than in the past. The contemporary choreographer often delegates to the dancer the creation of choreographic phrases, which he then assembles and inserts into a context and space.
To do this, improvisation becomes an indispensable tool for choreographic creation, a technique of listening to one's body and the environment
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