Japanese Dance There are many traditional dances and art forms in Japan. While there is a strong tradition of performance dance, many of the traditional dances of Japan are associated with annual festivals. These festivals usually have some kind of religious over tone. Usually dance in Japan is associated with the worship of spirit deities. However, while traditional Japanese dance is still very common today, many other art forms have evolved from such ancient traditions and festivals.
It is the sound of the drum and the rhythms that are said to provide the “heartbeat” of the dance. Of the various drums different tribes used in their dances, the bougaragou was the most popular and frequently used. Many groups also trained singers in order to provide intricate harmonies to go in combination with the powerful strikes of the drum. Some major changes came to African dancing throughout the slave trade era. The 1500’s were the beginning of slave labor as the Africans were brought to North and South
Although it is an entertaining TV program, but there is much can be learn from the candidates. The candidates of the competition have made their voice heard around china through the stage. What they have sung out are not only the songs but also the voice of they heart, the courage to express they idea to tens of thousands of people and the persistence of chasing dreams. These kinds of spirit are really worth learning for us students. So, through the TV show, have we got to know how to make your voice heard?
One of the earliest causes of the Battle of Dien Bien Phu were the Chinese occupations of Vietnam from approximately 200BC – 938AD and then again from 1407AD - 1427AD. The Vietnamese originated in China and brought many Chinese traditions and methods with them such as the concept of the xa (village). The Vietnamese adopted the xa values of family, religion and mutual sharing in all aspects of life. The attitudes of the Vietnamese were also greatly influenced by the Chinese philosophers Confucius, Buddha and Lao Tzu who taught them to act morally and be mentally strong. This heritage and culture that was shaped helped to bring the Vietnamese together and make them more nationalistic.
Bharata Natyam versus Yoruba Dance “Religion may exist without dance: but dance cannot exist without religion.” (La Meri) Kelley Sleiman Intro to World Dance and Culture Throughout history, dance has been a form of natural self-expression. It has become an unbroken line of human interaction. Dance has been used to define cultures, communicate emotion and bring people closer to the spiritual world. While Hindu dance is an important religious art form for the people of South India, it is just as versatile to the Yoruba people of Nigeria. Bharata Natyam of India has become the most common classical dance-drama of India.
Such as lyrical dance, which branched off from the modern dance, jazz, contemporary and other 20th century techniques. Lyrical dance began in the 1970’s to the 1980’s, which was a series of different dance techniques, including modern, ballet, jazz, and hip-hop dances. Lyrical dance became most popular in the 1990’s, It got its name from the actual meaning of the word lyrical; having a poetic, expressive quality; musical; characterized by or expressing spontaneous, direct feeling; expressing deep persona; emotions or observation; highly rhapsodic or enthusiastic. Lyrical dance is expressive, subtle and dynamic, expressing emotions through movement. Music that is used when performing a lyrical dance piece is slow tempo versions of pop, hip-hop, and techno.
I will focus on Ballet Folklorico de Mexico which is a folkloric ballet ensemble in Mexico City. For the past five decades folkloric dancers have performed dances in costumes that reflect the traditional culture of Mexico. The most famous dance group in Mexico is Ballet Folklorico de Amalia Hernandez, this group has been international competitions and has won many times. Folklorico is composed of Ballet steps and musical pieces reflecting various regions and folk music genres of Mexico. We should educate ourselves a little about Mexican Folklore.
Antiphonal song contests take place at all of their festivals. The Zhuang love music and dance, and most can compose their own songs. Accompanying their song-and-dance routines are percussion tunes from large bronze drums - a uniquely Zhuang folk instrument inherited from ancient times. Today, over 500 bronze drums of varied designs have been unearthed in Guangxi. Although majority of the Zhuang resides in China, archaeological research has confirmed that they are not from mainland China, but probably emigrated from South Vietnam.
These are: Bha from Bhava meaning emotion, Ra from Raaga meaning music or melody, Ta from Taala meaning rhythm and Natyam meaning dance. Thus Bharatanatyam is the dance that encompasses music, rhythm and expressional dance or Abhinaya and strictly adheres to the Natyashastra (the scripture of classical Indian dance). • Bharatanatyam, it is said, is the embodiment of music in visual form, a ceremony, and an act of devotion. • There are a number of musicians and instrumentalist who provide the musical accompaniment. Typically there is one or more vocalist, a person reciting the dance syllables • Musical instruments: table, or how south Indians call mridangam • Typically a contemporary performance includes many different types of stages.
Qi (or Chi) is a kind of life force; therefore, Qi is held inside any living thing. Chinese people believe if we can control the Qi inside our bodies, we can treat any disease. However, no scientists can explain these phenomena. We can say that traditional Chinese medicine has achieved an important role in people life because of its long experience. Secondly, in my opinion, Chinese people are very good at making and seeking herbal medicines.