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dance : (a) to move one’s body rhythmically usually to music : to engage in or perform a dance (b) to move or seem to move up and down or about in a quick or lively manner — Webster
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.
An important distinction is to be drawn between the contexts of theatrical and participatory dance, although these two categories are not always completely separate; both may have special functions, whether social, ceremonial, competitive, erotic, martial, or sacred/liturgical. Other forms of human movement are sometimes said to have a dance-like quality, including martial arts, gymnastics, cheerleading, figure skating, synchronized swimming, marching bands, and many other forms of athletics. — Wikipedia
Dancing News about dancing. Commentary and archival information about dancing from The New York Times.
How to Fall Under a Butoh-like Spell
by By ALASTAIR MACAULAY on January 1, 1970 at 12:00 am
Change is glacial in Kota Yamazaki’s “Darkness Odyssey Part 2: I or Hallucination”; Indah Walsh’s “homespun” is playful and benign. […]
For Russians Tired of ‘Swan Lake,’ a...
by By MARINA HARSS on January 1, 1970 at 12:00 am
Diana Vishneva’s Context is a high-profile festival devoted to contemporary dance in a country synonymous with ballet. […]
Dance in NYC This Week
by By GIA KOURLAS on January 1, 1970 at 12:00 am
Our guide to dance performances. […]
Tony Manero Doesn’t Live Here Anymore, but...
by By JEFFERY C. MAYS on January 1, 1970 at 12:00 am
The anniversary of “Saturday Night Fever,” celebrated at the original disco where the movie was filmed, underscores how much Brooklyn has changed. […]
‘Tesseract’ Shoots for the Stars, but Half of...
by By BRIAN SEIBERT on January 1, 1970 at 12:00 am
The filmmaker Charles Atlas works with the choreographers Rashaun Mitchell and Silas Riener in this multimedia production at the Brooklyn Academy of Music. […]