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dance timeline

  • Period: 500 to May 2, 1400

    Medieval Period

    Church saw dance as a Pagan activity.
    The "Dance of Death" emerged.
    Islamic dance bloomed; was done for rituals and entertainment purposes.
    15 century: In Italy, dance was performed as an interpretation of fencing. It was entertainment for the court and based on social events of the day.
  • Period: May 2, 1200 to


    Catherine de Medci arranged Italinan ballet.France and Russia was where ballet was developed. Ballet had simplistic floor patterns and poses with elaborate costumes. King Louis XIV granted 1st school of ballet, called Acadamy of Dance.Renewed interest in art, and dance became more about the individual artist.Court ballets flourished and folk dancing remained popular. Ballet emerged as a prefessional art form. Ballet took on a more seriousl/theatrical quality.Turned out position and vocab formed
  • Ballet-17th century

    Ballet-17th century
    Ballet was recognized as a viable art form.
  • Jazz: 17th century

    Jazz: 17th century
    slaves were brought to America from Africa and brought music and dance with them.
  • Ballet-18th century

    Ballet-18th century
    Ballet aesthetic began to change.
    The meaning/message that movements depicted were the most important elements of dance.
    Saw the beginning of rivalries between leading femal dancers.
  • Jazz:18th century

    Jazz:18th century
    Jazz dance was found in England, France, and Germany.
  • Ballet-19th century

    Ballet-19th century
    Romantic ballet was produced. Ballet characterized by use of mythical creatures and places which created wonder and excitement.
    DAnces included: plot, love triangle, dramtic actions of characters, and was emotional and realistic/human,
    1860's shoes were reinforced, tutu was introduced and classical ballet formed.
    Aerial work, pointe work, turns and leg bends introduced.
  • Jazz: Bill 'Bo Jangle' Robinson

    Jazz: Bill 'Bo Jangle' Robinson
    tap dance legend
  • Modern Dance:Isadora Duncan & Links

    Modern Dance:Isadora Duncan & Links
  • Jazz: Busby berkely

    Jazz: Busby berkely
    known for amazing floor patterns
  • Modern: Merce Cunningham

    Modern: Merce Cunningham
    First choreographer to emerge from traditions modern.
  • Jazz: Fred Astaire

    Jazz: Fred Astaire
    added suaveness to hightly rythemic foot patters and perfect musicality.
  • Ballet-20th century

    Ballet-20th century
    Contemporary ballet evolved in russia due mainly to work of Michel Fokine- frst master choreographer for Russian Ballet Company
  • Modern: Ruth ST. Dennis & Ted Shawn

    Modern: Ruth ST. Dennis & Ted Shawn
  • Jazz: Eleanor Powelol

    Jazz: Eleanor Powelol
    tap dance
  • Ginger Rogers

    Ginger Rogers
    mad dance of tap and ball room
  • Gene Kelly

    Gene Kelly
    performed tap and dance
  • Jazz: 20th century

    Jazz music emerged.
  • Hip Hop- Earl Tucker

    Hip Hop- Earl Tucker
    style boldlyt related to 'waving'
  • Harlem Renaissance

    Harlem Renaissance
  • Modern: Pioneers of Modern Dance

    Modern: Pioneers of Modern Dance
    Marth Graham, Doris Humphrey, Charles Weidman, and Jose Limon were Pioneers of modern dance.
  • Jazz: Bob Fosse

    Jazz: Bob Fosse
    321 earned 8 Tony awards for choreography
  • Post modern

    Post modern
    Post modern dance, coreographers such as Alvin Ailey
  • Hip Hop- DJ Kool Herc

    Hip Hop- DJ Kool Herc
    became known as father of hip hop.
  • Hip Hop- "Rubberband"

    Hip Hop- "Rubberband"
    created 'rocking;
  • Hip Hop: Don Capbellock

    Hip Hop: Don Capbellock
    created 'campbellocking'
  • Hip Hop-TV

    Hip Hop-TV
    soul train takes off on tv.
  • Hip Hop: B-boys

    Hip Hop: B-boys
    B-Boys laid foundation of hip Hop
  • Hip Hop Movies are released.

    Hip Hop Movies are released.
  • Hip Hop groups hit for money.

    Hip Hop groups hit for money.
  • Primitive Period

    Primitive Period
    Dance was a form of communication.
    Rituals were done to worship and appease gods; and at special occasions such as: birth, marriage, and death. They focused on fertilit and abundant harvests.
    Move ments were initiative (of nature and animals) and very basic.
  • Period: to 200

    Ancient Period

    Aesthetic elements were consciously sought.
    Movement choices represented themse and developed out of regligios rituals.
    Dance combined movement, music, and poetry were all participatory.
    Dance was often in the popular Greek theatre.
    Many dances of India were religious dances.
    Evidence of dance in China Dates back to 200 AD.Dances performed in 8th century China influenced all of the dance that was to follow.
  • Michel Fokine: Ballet

  • Jazz 20th century

    Jazz 20th century
    Seymour Felix introduced the marriage of book, music, lyrics, and dance as an aspect of musical theatre.