What are some 80s dance styles?
The Robot &
That move Molly Ringwald does in The Breakfast Club &
Walk like an Egyptian &
The end sequence in Footloose &
This is a tricky question to answer, as East & West Dance could mean a number of things. What dates, motivations of the features need to be clarified. Eastern Dance has origins slightly different to that of Western Dance. As dance progressed through culture in the East, the West was slow in some areas, so a shift in styles occurred, and has never really recovered. In the East, China, being a superpower between 1000BC…
The fashions were still pretty 80s. A lot of big hair, mullets, flat tops, mop tops etc. Acid wash jeans and jean jackets, leggings, shoulder pads, pants high at the waist, bright neon colors, snapback hats, tight lycra. These styles lasted mainly till 1994. Even though the grunge and hip hop styles had been merging since the late 80s, you had a major mix in 80s fashion and new coming 1990s fashion.
Christopher Bruce is a very well know choreographer. His style of dance is based on human rights, and it varies between classical ballet and contemporary dance. Actually Bruce would consider himself a contemporary choreographer, but he uses other dance styles as well. For example, in Ghost Dance, he includes some traditional folk dance movements, and in Swan Song he includes tap dancing.
How are the dance styles we are familier with changing and also as the lines between genres start to blur...how is dance bridging the gap between socio-economic status and culture?
Influences like Isadora Duncan who rebelled against conventional dance styles and started a new era known as The American Modern Dance revolution. Her and her followers differed from eary dance styles such as ballet and ritualistic Zuin Indian Rain Dance where movement was structured and gestures of the body were restricted to certain motions, Isadora believed that dance should be a natural and free motion of the body in which you were able to move…
It truly depends what type of dance you're talking about. For dances such as ballroom I am unable to comment as I have never done those types of dance. Although I have done Ballet, Tap, Street, Hip Hop, contemporary and many other types of dance. Ballet is one of that hardest dance styles that anyone could possibly learn to do. Many people have done ballet from a young age and therefore finds it easy. But…