Elements of Dance
5 Elements of Dance
Its very much important as a dancer to know about these elements which are the foundations for building skills and processes.
We will allow our students to explore, improvise, experiment and demonstrate their understanding of the basic elements of dance and will combine them into sequences.
What is moving?
Body awareness, use of body parts, body shapes, locomotor and non-locomotor movements, body bases, symmetry vs. asymmetry, geometric vs. organic shape, angular vs. curved shape.
When are we moving?
Tempo, rhythm, pause, stillness, with music, without music, duration, acceleration/deceleration.
Where are we moving?
Pathways, directions, positive vs. negative space, proximity of dancers to one another, various group formations.
How are we moving?
Effort, force, quality.
With what are we moving?
Dancers to props/objects, meet/part, follow/lead, emotional connections, groupings.
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