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Unlike traditions such as Ballet, contemporary dance is not associated with specific dance techniques. In contemporary dance, people attempt to explore the natural energy and emotions of their bodies to produce a movements. Contemporary dance is characterized by its versatility.

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Why did contemporary dance evolve?

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.


When it comes to dancing what does contemporary mean?

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.


Where did contemporary dance originate?

Europe and north America


Who created contemporary?

If by contemporary dance you mean "modern dance" ... it was invented by Isadora Duncan ... Mary Wigman, Loie Fuller, Ruth St. Denis were all in the crowd at the time ... around 1900.


What is difference between contemporary and hip-hop dance?

contemporary is more flowing, more natural to the body, it is really just a name for all other types of dance that don't have a category for themselves. Hip-hop has a higher, more explosive energy level and can not really be done solo. Contemporary is not controlled and everybody has a different style, Hip-hop has isolations and a lot more strength needed. Contemporary is like water when performed well, Hip-hop, like ice.

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Why did contemporary dance evolve?

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.


When was contemporary dance first invented?

Contemporary dance was invented around about the 1920's


What period of time does contemporary dance come from?

'Contemporary' means 'Modern' in the context of dance.


What dance styles come under contemporary dance?

if you look into the word contemporary...it just means new. But Contemporary dancing can come from any type of movement. If can come from the technique of ballet but with a quirkiness added to it. It can come from jazz, or even lyrical.


When was Contemporary Dance Company of Angola created?

Contemporary Dance Company of Angola was created in 1991.


When was City Contemporary Dance Company created?

City Contemporary Dance Company was created in 1979.


When was London Contemporary Dance School created?

London Contemporary Dance School was created in 1966.


What is the name of a dance that uses moves like ballet but isn't ballet?

contemporary


Where did contemporary dance come from?

There are quite a few places where contemporary dance came from. This sort of dance started in the recital hall as a deviation from classical dance.


What are famous dance steps in contemporary dance?

there are no steps. its contemporary, its all about feeling and the way you interpret a song.


What is modern contemporary dance?

modern contemporary is a very slow and dramatic type of dance in the dance you do many drags, reaches, leaps, and turns.


What is your favorite type of dance?

I have to say... my favorite type of dance is contemporary/lyrical. It's like a mixture of ballet and jazz.

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