FC: Modern Dance | By: KianaLuciano | Modern Dance
1: Table of contents: | Introduction 1. Lester Horton 2. Alvin Ailey 3. Erick Hawkins 4. Paul Taylor 5. Jose Limon 6. Katherine Dunham
3: Modern dance has changed drastically since the post-war generation. Modern dance is a way to express emotion through a song simply by dancing. There are many creators of modern dance that we admire today. There is a huge impact on us from these artist. Many of the dance schools in the U.S still teach their techniques. Without these artist Modern dance wouldn't be Modern dance.
4: Lester Horton | Facts about the artist: | 1. Lester Horton established the first theater in America. 2. He was born in Indiana but chose to work in California even though New York City was most popular for Modern Dance. 3. He studied the Indian tribes and incorporated native american dances into his pieces as well as jazz. 4. He collaborated with Bella Lewitzky to develop the the foundation of his technique. 5. They Joined forces with several other people to found the dance theater in Hollywood in 1946. 6. Born: 1906, Died: 1953
5: " i am sincerely trying now to create a dance technique based entirely on corrective exercises, created with a knowledge of human anatomy, a technique that will correct faults and prepare a dancer for any type of dancing he may wish to follow, a technique having all basic movements which govern the actions of the body, combined with a knowledge of the origins of the movements and a sense of artistic design."
6: Lester Horton | -Most famous piece: " Choreodramas " -Worked with: Alvin Ailey, Janet Collins, Carmen de lava llade, James Mitchell, Joyce Trisler etc.) -His techniques emphasizes a whole body approach including flexibility, strength, coordination, and body awareness to allow freedom expression.
7: Lester Horton | I think Lester Horton was an amazing man that accomplished so many things in life. Not only did he leave a great impression on me, he left an outstanding impression on society. Horton's techniques are still practiced in many schools today.
8: Katherine Dunham | Facts about the artist: | 1. Katherine formed a dance group that performed in concert in 1934. 2. She studied in Brazil 3. She formed an all black company. 4. In 1992 she staged a 47- day hunger strike to highlight the Haitian refugees. 5. She received the National Medal of arts in 1989. 6. Born: 1909, Died: 2006
9: Katherine Dunham | " A creative person has to create. It doesn't really matter what you create. If such a dancer wanted to go out and build the cactus gardens where he could, in Mexico, let him do that, but something that is creative has to go on. "
10: Katherine Dunham | -Most famous piece(s): Cabin in the sky and star spangled rhythm -Technique: involves the merging of polyrhythmic dance styles in continual motion. -She worked with: Arthur Mitchell, Pearly Primus, Alvin Ailey, Julie Belafonte
11: Katherine Dunham | Katherine Dunham was an inspiring woman who accomplished many things in life. I think that shes the perfect role model for any young dancer. She has had a HUGE impact on modern dancers today, as well as her technique.
12: Alvin Ailey | Facts about the artist: | 1. He became a member of Lester Horton's school in 1950 2. He opened his own dance company 3. Ailey was celebrated by the president for a lifetime of achievement. 4. Born: 1931, Died: 1989
13: Alvin Ailey | " What we do is celebrate people. that's all we're about"
14: Alvin Ailey | -Most famous piece: Revelations -Worked with: Martha Graham, Doris Humphrey, Charles Weidman etc.) -His technique is more of dance; "ballet bottom" and "a modern top"
16: Jose Limon | facts about the artist: | 1. He received 2 dance magazine awards 2. Limon was put into the hall of fame at the National Museum of dance in Saratoga Springs, ny. 3. His company toured worldwide during his life and remained active after his death. 4. Opened a company with Doris Humphrey as the artistic director 5. He went to school for painting and then later changed his mind to dance 6. Born: 1908, Died: 1972
17: Jose Limon | -Most famous piece(s): The moor's pavane, Psalm, The winged -Worked with: Doris Humphrey, Charles weidman -Technique: Emphasizes the natural rhythms of fall and recovery, use of breathe, and interplay with between weight and weightlessness.
18: Erick Hawkins | Facts about the artist: | 1. Believed in the beauty of live music; never performed to recorded music. 2. President Clinton presented him with the National Medal of arts. 3. First man to dance in Martha Graham's company. 4. Even though he was sick with cancer, he still choreographed. 5. Born: 1909, Died: 1994
19: Erick Hawkins | "The body is a clear place" | -Technique: Kinesiology; learned how the body moves and how to avoid injuring it. -Worked with: Helen Frankenthaler, Isamu Noguehi, Stanley Boxer etc.)
20: Paul Taylor | Facts about the artist: | 1. Entered Syracuse university on swimming and painting scholarships. 2. Began his career at Martha Graham's company 3. The company performed in 500 cities in 62 countries 4. Many famous dancers emerged from his company 5. His master pieces are known for their warmth and excitement 6. Born: 1930
21: Paul Taylor | "I get my energy, I think, from being afraid to choreograph, being afraid to fail" | -Most famous piece: Esplande -Worked with: Martha Graham, Doris Humphrey,, Jose Limon, Antony Tudor etc.) -Technique: Use of everyday gestures and modernist ideology