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Dance Genres
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Hello! I am currently doing some research on how specific genres of dance affect an audience. My main theory is that rhythm heavy dances with intense emotional investment affect an audience more…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Adriana Pegorer Sep 5, 2011.

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Adriana Pegorer replied to Lauren Dobbs's discussion Dance Genres
"your writings made me think of Hofesh Shechter's dances and do you know about this book: http://www.bookdepository.co.uk/Do-You-See-What-I-Mean-Brenda-Farnell/9780803222823"
Sep 5, 2011
Karen Wood replied to Lauren Dobbs's discussion Dance Genres
"Yes, very relevant points made there Karen and an interesting discussion started Lauren!   Perhaps Lauren, and this is something that I have considered in my research into kinesthetic empathy and screendance audiences, you could consider…"
Sep 1, 2011
Elaina Stover replied to Lauren Dobbs's discussion Dance Genres
"Great Karen!  "
Aug 31, 2011
Karen Pearlman replied to Lauren Dobbs's discussion Dance Genres
"Fascinating question, Lauren, but I wonder if it wouldn't be fruitful to narrow and define some key conditinos and terms... For example: "people" -  do you mean any particular people?  An audience conditioned to expect and…"
Aug 31, 2011
Elaina Stover replied to Lauren Dobbs's discussion Dance Genres
"Having danced West African dance and gymnastics & ballet I understand your theory in a very personal way. I would add a layer to your reasoning. Traditional dance often retains a visible sense of raw expression, even animalistic or spiritual.…"
Aug 31, 2011
Dr Fiona K. O'Neill replied to Lauren Dobbs's discussion Dance Genres
"Just a quick thought: in reading your piece, I was prompted to recall the notable audience reaction to the first performances of 'the rite of spring'...."
Aug 31, 2011
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Dance Genres

Hello! I am currently doing some research on how specific genres of dance affect an audience. My main theory is that rhythm heavy dances with intense emotional investment affect an audience more intensely than dances where technical control is key. So the main battle is Cherokee tribal dance vs. ballet or contemporary dance.  It seems almost obvious that more intense dances affect people more but is it right to distinguish the intensity of a dance by the rhythm and emotional ties. Obviously a…See More
Aug 21, 2011
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