Modern and Vaudeville Dance
- popular in the 1880s-1930s
- evolved into many things including broadway dance
- it was originally random acts that were unrelated put together in one show
- "Vaudeville" comes from the expressing "voix de ville" which means "voice of the city"
- the first vaudeville dancers were merely a part of the show
- showtunes used for vaudeville are said to be originated from Librettist W. S. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan
- vaudeville type shows started in Europe and evolved in America after the Civil War
- Famous dancers include: Maud Allan, Adele & Fred Astaire, and Bob Fosse
- dances are very theatrical and intense
- modern dance started in the very end of the 1890s
- in 1891, Loie Fuller experimented with lighting and costume design. what she came up with was a form of natural movement and improvisation.
- in 1898, Isadora Duncan had her first modern dance recitals where she revolutionized the way dance was seen.
- modern dance stared in America
- famous dancers: Ruth St. Denis, Martha Graham, and Ted Shawn