Modern Dance

By: Esther Choi(Fall AA2/Cron)

History of Modern Dance

Modern dance originated from America during the turn of the 20th century. It all began with a handful of choreographers and dancers rebelling against the idea of the two popular forms of dance: ballet and vaudeville. They were not fond of the rigid nature of those dances. Instead,they wanted to be taken seriously as artists, not entertainers. Loie Fuller, Isadora Duncan, Ruth St. Denis, and Ted Shawn are considered to be the founders of modern dance.

Modern Dance Description

The elements of modern dance include performance art, contact improvisation, floor work, release-technique, and improvisation.
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