Why is contemporary dance important?
Why are you being taught contemporary dance techniques instead of other ethnic techniques in class today?
Contemporary Dance Techniques are the most sophisticated of the modern dance movement. Ethnic dance techniques are important to keep individual dances alive. The idea behind teaching Contemporary technique is that if the techniques are masterd then the ethnic techniques can be applied to the body of knowledge gained.
contemporary means new... therefore, contemporary jazz is the new style of jazz but contemporary is basically a mix of all of the dance styles combined. Mainly, it is a combination of lyrical, jazz and hip-hop. Lyrical being a mix of jazz and ballet. So I guess you could say contemporary dance or modern dance is a mix of all the style combined. (except tap)
Contemporary was evolved because dancers wanted to get away from the rigid formations. It is called contemporary dance because if you have a look at ballet it is all turnouts and posture and they made contemporary so it was relaxing and if you look at contemporary dance today there feet are in parallel and they have contractions and release also fall and recover in their movements.
The name 'Contemporary Dance' describes a range of techniques and styles used in classes, workshops and dance choreography. Contemporary dance was developed in the early 20th Century as a reaction against the rigid techniques of ballet. Contemporary can be danced to almost any style of music, or united with other dance forms to create new styles of movement.
(I think) It is because they do not want to dance Ballet. According to what I have heard, Contemporary is supposed to be against Ballet, and it was supposed to be for people who want to break free from the rules of Ballet. The woman that invented Contemporary probably learned Ballet and probably found it very restricted and questioned about (e.g.) why the positions were like that and why she could not do it another…