Berlin, Germany

Dance Lab: Approaches and Practice

Language: English Studies in English
Subject area: arts
University website: www.berlin.bard.edu
Dance
Dance is a performing art form consisting of purposefully selected sequences of human movement. This movement has aesthetic and symbolic value, and is acknowledged as dance by performers and observers within a particular culture. Dance can be categorized and described by its choreography, by its repertoire of movements, or by its historical period or place of origin.
Dance
And then he danced;—all foreigners excel
The serious Angles in the eloquence
Of pantomime;—he danced, I say, right well,
With emphasis, and also with good sense—
A thing in footing indispensable:
He danced without theatrical pretence,
Not like a ballet-master in the van
Of his drill'd nymphs, but like a gentleman.
Lord Byron, Don Juan (1818-24), Canto XIV, Stanza 38.
Dance
Where dance is, there is the devil.
John Chrysostom Homily on Matt.48.3
Dance
Come, knit hands, and beat the ground
In a light fantastic round.
John Milton, Comus (1637), line 143.
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