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    • Amerta Movement

    • Amerta movement is a form of non-stylised movement practice that draws on free movement, the practice of Vipassanā, Javanese Sumarah meditation and Javanese Theravada Buddhism. Its free-form approach is exploratory rather than therapeutic, though it is frequently used by therapists in many different disciplines as a ... Read »


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    • Canter rhythm

    • Canter time, canter timing or canter rhythm is a two-beat regular rhythmic pattern of a musical instrument or in dance steps within 3/4 time music. The term is borrowed from the canter horse gait, which sounds three hoof beats followed by a pause, i.e., 3 accents in 4/4 time. In waltz dances it may mark the 1st and th ... Read »


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    • Choreomusicology

    • Choreomusicology is a portmanteau word joining the words choreology and musicology. As a discipline, choreomusicology emerged at the end of the twentieth century as a field of study concerned with the relationship between music and dance. More precisely, choreomusicology grew out of Euro-American performance traditions ... Read »


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    • Contact improvisation

    • Contact Improvisation

      Contact Improvisation is a form of improvised dancing developed internationally since 1972. First conceived as a performance by American dancer and choreographer Steve Paxton, Contact Improvisation has evolved into an art-sport, oscillating between different statuses depending on the moments and personalities who prac ... Read »


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    • Dance improvisation

    • Dance improvisation is the process of spontaneously creating movement. Development of improvised movement material is facilitated through a variety of creative explorations including body mapping through levels, shape and dynamics schema. Improvisation is a free, seemingly unstructured, less technically strict and imp ... Read »


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    • Dance positions

    • Dance position is a position of a dancer or a mutual position of a dance couple assumed during a dance. Describing and mastering proper dance positions is an important part of dance technique. In ballet, the term pose is used to describe stationary dance positions; the most important are referred to as "First position ... Read »


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    • Floorwork

    • In dance, floorwork refers to movements performed on the floor. Floorwork is used extensively in modern dance, particularly Graham technique and Hawkins technique, as well as in vernacular breakdancing. Some dance training practices, notably Floor-Barre, consist entirely of floorwork. Floorwork changes the body's rela ... Read »


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    • Gloving

    • Gloving is a form of modern dance which involves the use of fingertip light-emitting diode (LED) lights to accentuate hand and digit movement. Gloving performances are called light shows and have become increasingly popular at raves in America. Elements of hip-hop dance including liquiding, finger tutting, and popping ... Read »


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    • Graham technique

    • Graham technique is a modern dance movement style and pedagogy created by American dancer and choreographer Martha Graham (1894–1991). Graham technique has been called the "cornerstone" of American modern dance, and has been taught worldwide. It is widely regarded as the first codified modern dance technique, a ... Read »


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    • Handhold (dance)

    • A handhold is a manner the dancers hold each other's hands during the dance. A hold is the way one partner holds another one with hands. Hold and handhold are important components of connection in dance. When danced in line or circle formation, the handholds usually connect a dancer with the two immediate neighbors, s ... Read »


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    • Humphrey-Weidman

    • Humphrey-Weidman is a modern dance technique consisting of "fall" and "recovery" (losing and regaining equilibrium) that was invented by Doris Humphrey and Charles Weidman. In 1928 Humphrey and Weidman founded a dance school to teach their technique and a dance company to perform it; both were disbanded by Humphrey in ... Read »


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    • Release technique

    • Release technique is a movement practice that focuses on breathing, skeletal alignment, joint articulation, muscle relaxation, and the use of gravity and momentum to facilitate efficient movement. Release techniques can be found in modern and postmodern dance, in therapeutic movement techniques such as Feldenkrais and ... Read »


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    • Spotting (dance technique)

    • Spotting is a technique used by dancers during the execution of various dance turns. The goal of spotting is to attain a constant orientation of the dancer's head and eyes, to the extent possible, in order to enhance the dancer's control and prevent dizziness. As a dancer turns, spotting is performed by rotating the b ... Read »


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    • Syncopation (dance)

    • The terms syncopation and syncopated step in dancing are used in two senses: Many dance teachers criticize the use of the term "syncopation" and abandon it in favour of the term "double-time". This is most likely due to a convenience in similarity, and/or a misunderstanding of the rhythmic concept. Dance syncopation ... Read »


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    • Tap dance technique

    • Tap dance makes frequent use of syncopation. Tap dance choreographies typically start on the eighth beat, or between the eighth and the first count. Tap was formed from other types of dancing, such as ballet, jazz and contemporary clogging. Hoofers are tap dancers who dance only with their feet, making a louder, m ... Read »


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    • Weight transfer (dance move)

    • A weight transfer or weight change is dancer's movement so that their weight is moved from one supporting foot (or supporting limb/body part) to another one fully or partially. Walking, for example, involves shifting of the body's weight from one foot to another, so freeing the first so that it may be lifted and moved ... Read »


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