Dance history

Timeline created by kcastro37
  • 30,000 BCE

    Paleolithic era

    Paleolithic era
    The paleolithic era was when stone tools were created, In this era,with the new found for metal instruments such as bells, gongs, african pianos, ext. were created. In terms of art, painting and carvings came out of the this era, many engraved or carved bones were used as hunting charms.
  • 10,000 BCE

    Neolithic era

    Neolithic era
    In the neolithic time ,a region shaped in the Middle East where humans began to farm. Eventually, the Stone Age humans in other parts of the world also began agriculture. Art expression in this time was mainly work of magic to communicate with spirits, through singing and dancing members of a clan or tribe.
  • -753 BCE

    Ancient Rome

    Ancient Rome
    Rome grew from a small town into italy's tiber river into an empire taking most of continental Europe, britain, Western Asia, Northern Africa, and the Mediterranean islands. The spread of languages, alphabet, calendar, and christianity emerged.Theaters began to evolve with more additions. Theaters no longer only performed on dionysus celebrations when Alexander the great arose. Christian church disliked the roman theaters because it was based on violence, lude, and was sexual.
  • -480 BCE

    Ancient Greece

    Ancient Greece
    The age where polis, or city state was invented. Small villages began to evolve by building walls, market places, developing government, raising armies, and collecting taxes. During the 6th century theater Dionysus with two maenads was celebrated in the orchestra. worship of dionysus was ecstatic by nature. Most all greek theaters were considered tragedy.
  • -476 BCE

    Medieval (Middle ages)

    Medieval (Middle ages)
    This era is of European history where the fall of the Roman Empire and the beginning of the Renaissance took place. writers and artists started to look back and celebrate the art and culture of ancient Greece and Rome. Medieval dances were two primary sections, the first one was the court dance and the second the country dance. The dances during the medieval period were Carol, Basse Dance, The Egg Dance, Scottish Dance, and many others
  • 1400

    Renaissance

    Renaissance
    Renaissance was the rediscovery of classical philosophy, literature and art. Some of the greatest thinkers, authors, statesmen, scientists and artists in human history was apart of this time period. some important were Domenico da Piacenza, Antonio Cornazzano and Guglielmo Ebreo da Pesaro. The main types of dances were bassa danze and balletti.
  • 1519

    Catherine De Medici

    Catherine De Medici
    presenting Comique de la rien on October 15, 1551, earliest known attempt.
  • Thionot Arbeu

    Thionot Arbeu
    Orchésographie is step-by-step depiction of the 16th-century. first position, the heels are together, with toes turned out. second position, the feet are widened both turned outward. third position, the heel of one foot rests against the instep of the other. fourth position, one foot rests about 12 inches in advance of the other. fifth position, the feet are turned out and pressed closely together, the heel of the one foot against the toe of the other.
  • Catherine De Medici

    Catherine De Medici
    Death
  • Classical Ballet

    Classical Ballet
    Classical Ballet elements from french Ballet
  • Carlo Blasis

    Carlo Blasis
    La Sylphide -1836
  • Romantic Ballet- Ballet of the Nuns

    Romantic Ballet- Ballet of the Nuns
    Magical environment. Cult of the Ballerina begins.
  • Loie Fuller

    Loie Fuller
    Modern Dance Pioneer
  • Broadway-The Black Crook

    Broadway-The Black Crook
    1866 debutted
  • Sergei Diaghilev

    Sergei Diaghilev
    Not a dancer or choreographer but he had a eye for art. He is created for turning ballet modern
  • Isadora Duncan

    Isadora Duncan
    Mother of Dance, Pioneer
  • Bill Robinson

    Bill Robinson
    Bill "Bojangles", HIs signature routine was the "Stair dance".
  • Carlo Blasis

    Carlo Blasis
    Death
  • Anna Pavlova

    Anna Pavlova
    Dancer in Ballet Russes but left for her own company/solo.
  • Ruth St. Denis

    Ruth St. Denis
    Modern Dance Pioneer
  • Ted Shawn

    Ted Shawn
    Modern Dance Pioneer
  • Doris Humphrey

    Doris Humphrey
    Modern Dance Pioneer
  • Kurt Jooss

    Kurt Jooss
    German Dancer
  • The Wizard of Oz

    The Wizard of Oz
    jump kicked bradway,
  • George Balanchine

    George Balanchine
    A dancer best known for neoclassical Ballet
  • Agnes De Mille

    Agnes De Mille
    Agnes De Mille was a dancer and choreographer. some of her works were "Oklahoma!" in 1943, and "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes" in 1949.
  • Clayton Bates

    Clayton Bates
    Clayton "Peg Leg", had a wooden peg leg and taught hiself tap dance with it.
  • Lincoln Kirstein

    Lincoln Kirstein
    A dancer and Choreographer
  • Anthony Tudor

    Anthony Tudor
    Dancer and choreographer
  • Ballet Russes

    Ballet Russes
    Ballet company in paris, performed "Les Syliphides", adn "Cleopatre
  • Katherine Dunham

    Katherine Dunham
    African-American dancer, and choreographer. Created Dunham technique.
  • The Swan/ Dying Swan

    The Swan/ Dying Swan
    Performed by Ana Pavlova and created by Micheal Fokine
  • Alwin Nikolais

    Alwin Nikolais
    American choreographer.
  • Jazz-Jack cole

    Jazz-Jack cole
    Born 1911, East Indian and African dance lit up Hollywood and Broadway, American dancer, choreographer, and theatre director known as "the Father of Theatrical Jazz Dance".
  • John Cage

    John Cage
    American Composer
  • Jerome Robbins

    Jerome Robbins
    Melting Pot, combined Modern and, Jazz, Ballet, Exc.
  • Merce Cunningham

    Merce Cunningham
    American dancer and choreographer.
  • Pearl Primus

    Pearl Primus
    African-American dancer and choreographer.
  • Jazz- Gus Giordano

    Jazz- Gus Giordano
    Gus Giordano creating the Jazz Dance World Congress and pushing for jazz to earn its laurels as an acknowledged art form
  • Les Noces

    Les Noces
    Bosolishlann Najinsca known piece for Ballet Russes
  • Fred and Adele Astaire

    Fred and Adele Astaire
    took the stage with "Lady be good" in 1924, and "Funnyface" in 1927
  • Jazz-Luigi

    Jazz-Luigi
    Eugene Louis Faccuito was the father of classical jazz. Promoted body alignment, balance, and core. Gus Giordano creating the Jazz Dance World Congress and pushing for jazz to earn its laurels as an acknowledged art form
  • Murray Louis

    Murray Louis
    American modern dancer and choreographer
  • Jazz-Bob Fosse

    Jazz-Bob Fosse
    Bob Fosse was known as the father of jazz. He was a dancer and choreographer
  • Apollo

    Apollo
    George Balanchine works
  • Isadora Duncan

    Isadora Duncan
    Death
  • Loie Foller

    Loie Foller
    Death
  • Ballet Russes

    Ballet Russes
    Ended
  • Sergei Diaghilev

    Sergei Diaghilev
    Death- Ballet Russes died with him
  • The Prodigal Son

    The Prodigal Son
    George Balanchine works
  • Robert Joffrey

    Robert Joffrey
    Dancer and Choreographer
  • Paul Taylor

    Paul Taylor
    An american dancer and choreographer.
  • Anna Pavlova

    Anna Pavlova
    Death right before show night of "The Swan" by Pneumonia
  • The Green Table

    The Green Table
    Kurt Jooss created this piece based around the fact he hated war during this time
  • Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers

    Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers
    End of Fred and Adele Astaire- Ginger rogers took Adele's place and then Fred and Ginger released "The gay divorce" in 1934,
  • Serenacle

    Serenacle
    George Balanchine works
  • The Nicholas Brothers

    The Nicholas Brothers
    Fayard born 1914 and Harold born 1921, performed in Stormy Weather
  • Fancy Free

    Fancy Free
    Jerome's work
  • Ohad Naharin

    Ohad Naharin
    Russian dancer and choreographer, Creator of Gaga.
  • Gregory Hines

    Gregory Hines
    Gregory Hines, Tony award nomination for "Eubie!" in 1979
  • Jiri Killian

    Jiri Killian
    Contemporary dance choreographer.
  • Bill Robinson

    Bill Robinson
    Death
  • 7 brides for 7 brothers

    7 brides for 7 brothers
    1954 "7 Brides for 7 brothers"
  • Edouard Lock

    Edouard Lock
    Canadian choreographer, Founder of Lalala Human Steps
  • Damn Yankees

    Damn Yankees
    Bob Fosse work
  • Joffrey Ballet

    Joffrey Ballet
    Founded by Robert Joffrey
  • Doris Humphrey

    Doris Humphrey
    Death
  • Rent

    Rent
    "Rent" released
  • Sweet charity

    Sweet charity
    Bob Fosse work
  • Ruth St. Denis

    Ruth St. Denis
    Modern Dance Pioneer
  • Hiphop- waacking

    Hiphop- waacking
    Hip hop took form of deejaying, Emceeing, Breaking and Dancing, and Graffiti , these weren't just hobbies, they were sanctuaries. During this time, LGB clubs began waacking dance as a form of release as well.
  • Bosolishlann Najinsca

    Death
  • Ted Shawn

    Ted Shawn
    Death
  • Savion Glover

    Savion Glover
    Savion Glover being known as the Tap dance kid in1985
  • Jazz-Jack cole

    Jazz-Jack cole
    Death
  • Esplanade

    Esplanade
    Choreographed by Paul Taylor
  • Exchange

    Exchange
    Choreography by Merce Cunningham.
  • Sweeney Todd

    Sweeney Todd
    The Musical Theater show "Sweeney Todd" debuted in 1979
  • Kurt Jooss

    Kurt Jooss
    Death
  • Vogueing

    Vogueing
    Vogueing was also a style that came out of waacking, voguring is more of a posing aspect while waaking is a twist of the hands/arm motion. It also formed during the LGB clubs of the 1980's
  • George Balanchine

    George Balanchine
    Death
  • Crucible

    Crucible
    Choreographed by Alwin Nikolais
  • Jazz-Bob Fosse

    Jazz-Bob Fosse
    Death
  • Anthony Tudor

    Anthony Tudor
    Death
  • Robert Joffrey

    Robert Joffrey
    Death
  • Krumping

    Krumping
    Krumping came from the riots in Los Angeles, Its more intense whole body movement, resembling intense emotions. in 1992, Clowning began with Tony the Clown, who attend birthday parties, and performed, in battles or events.
  • Echad Mi Yodea

    Echad Mi Yodea
    Created by Ohad Naharin for The Batsheva Dance Company.
  • The Nicholas Brothers

    The Nicholas Brothers
    Fayard death 2006, and Harold death 2000
    Last performance together was in "We sing and We dance" in 1992
  • John Cage

    John Cage
    Death.
  • Agnes De Mille

    Agnes De Mille
    Death
  • Alwin Nikolais

    Alwin Nikolais
    Death
  • Pearl Primus

    Pearl Primus
    Death.
  • Lincoln Kirstein

    Lincoln Kirstein
    Death
  • Clayton Bates

    Clayton Bates
    Death
  • Jerome Robbins

    Jerome Robbins
    Death
  • Gregory Hines

    Gregory Hines
    Death
  • The Lion King

    The Lion King
    In 2003 followed by "Wicked" debutted
  • Amelia

    Amelia
    Dance for the cameras.
  • Sleeplessness

    Sleeplessness
    Created by Jiri Killian
  • Katherine Dunham

    Katherine Dunham
    Death.
  • Jazz- Gus Giordano

    Jazz- Gus Giordano
    Death
  • Merce Cunningham

    Merce Cunningham
    Death.
  • Jazz-Luigi

    Jazz-Luigi
    Death
  • Murray Louis

    Murray Louis
    Death.
  • Paul Taylor

    Paul Taylor
    Death
  • Savion Glover

    Savion Glover
    Alive Today !
  • Jiri Killian

    Jiri Killian
    Alive today !
  • Edouard Lock

    Edouard Lock
    Alive today
  • Ohad Naharin

    Ohad Naharin
    Alive today