Modern dance

By: Kennedy, Drew, Avery, Amanda, Sydney, Carly, and Analyse

Creation of modern dance

Modern Dance was born in America during the 20th century when a number of choreographers and dancers rebelled against the two forms of dance that were popular at the time, ballet and vaudeville. They didn't like rigid and imperialistic nature of ballet, and wanted to be taken seriously as artists, rather than be seen simply as entertainers.

Leaders in its creation

-Loie Fuller

-Isadora Duncan

-Ruth St. Denis

-Ted Shawn

Famous performers/choreographers

Modern dance was created in the late 19th century-early 20th century and evolved in America.

Description of modern dance

A form of contemporary theatrical and concert dance employing that includes the use of the entire body in movements expressive of abstract ideas. The dancers decide which emotions they want to convey and modern dance puts emphasis on exploring emotion and expressing personality through movement.

Miller/Cron, PE AAII Spring 2 2015

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