modern dance


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modern dance

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An expressive style of dance developed in early 1900s as a reaction to the formality of ballet.

modern dance

n
(Dancing) a style of free and expressive theatrical dancing not bound by the classical rules of ballet
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Noun1.modern dance - a style of theatrical dancing that is not as restricted as classical balletmodern dance - a style of theatrical dancing that is not as restricted as classical ballet; movements are expressive of feelings
choreography, stage dancing - a show involving artistic dancing
interpretative dance, interpretative dancing, interpretive dance, interpretive dancing - a form of modern dance in which the dancer's movements depict an emotion or tell a story
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While the show was a valiant effort for the still-amateur choreographer, "The Streets," unfortunately, lacked the finesse and basic techniques of modern dance.
Beijing's modern dance scene is adding to the city's rhythm.
Rickman started the project in September 2005 under the mentorship of Heather Benes, director of the Palmdale Playhouse Youth and Community Ballet and Modern Dance Ensembles.
For the modern dance forms that emerged in those years powerfully united artistic experimentation with attempts to create new modes of personal identity and communal life.
Denis (together they had formed the legendary Denishawn Dance Company), decided to go his own way in 1932 to show America that men could choose modern dance as a legitimate, masculine profession.
Of all the professions a young college graduate could choose for herself, that of a modern dance choreographer would win the grand prize for uselessness.
HOUSTON -- Spacetaker, in partnership with Houston Downtown Alliance, Houston Dance Source, and Aileen Mapes Modern Dance Company presents an original dance piece to scour the landscapes of downtown Houston facing Market Square.
The world of modern dance was then very different from the much-crowded globe we find today, where companies small and large, or at least medium-large, seem almost as plentiful as the grains of sand in the desert--and some of them just as dry.
Shannon Levy-Heath is a dance instructor at the college, teaching jazz, tap, modern dance and dance appreciation.
Chen and Dancers, an innovative modern dance company, has created a uniquely Asian-American style of dance.
BA, MA, MFA, modern dance major 5000 MacArthur Blvd.
Willy Tsao, the 49-year-old artistic director of the Beijing Modern Dance Company, wants his dancers to explore freedom.