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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.
Alexei Ratmansky’s Elective Affinity, Musically...
by By MARINA HARSS on October 17, 2017 at 6:19 pm
Mr. Ratmansky keeps returning to Leonid Desyatnikov’s music. The two talked about their new work, Ukraine, their Jewish backgrounds and their Soviet upbringings. […]
Robert Fairchild Says Goodbye to City Ballet With...
by By GIA KOURLAS on October 16, 2017 at 4:24 pm
Mr. Fairchild performed “Duo Concertant,” with Sterling Hyltin, and then handed roses to fellow principal dancers. […]
Mary Cochran, Dancer Who ‘Lit Up the Stage,’...
by By NEIL GENZLINGER on October 15, 2017 at 7:20 pm
Ms. Cochran, the daughter of a dancer, performed with the Paul Taylor Dance Company for 12 years, then led the influential dance department at Barnard College for 10. […]
Who’s Afraid of ‘Goldberg Variations’? Not...
by By GIA KOURLAS on October 13, 2017 at 3:00 pm
The music may be intimidating, but Pam Tanowitz, collaborating with the pianist Simone Dinnerstein, found freedom in its formal structure. […]
Dance in NYC This Week
by By BRIAN SCHAEFER on October 12, 2017 at 9:45 pm
Our guide to dance performances. […]