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Perpendicular

Denoting the latest stage of English Gothic church architecture, prevalent from the late 14th to mid 16th centuries and characterized by broad arches, elaborate fan vaulting, and large ...

Hanamichi

Hanamichi   Reference library

The International Encyclopedia of Dance

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2005
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Performing arts, Dance, Music
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407 words

...(Jpn., “flower path”) is the raised walkway that is perhaps the most distinctive architectural component of the kabuki stage. This walkway, something over five feet (almost two meters) in width, runs at a right angle perpendicular to the edge of the stage from stage right to the rear of the auditorium, where it ends in a small room (the toya ), which is separated from it by a decorative curtain (the agemaku ) hung on rings. The sound of this curtain being swished aside signals the audience to prepare for an actor's entrance. At the same time, lights...

Kreutzberg, Harald

Kreutzberg, Harald (11 December 1902)   Reference library

The International Encyclopedia of Dance

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2005
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Performing arts, Dance, Music
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825 words

...in distant vision. Mr. Kreutzberg—with Miss Georgi not too far behind—is full-furnished exemplar of this new liberty and abundance. His body is the ready, manifold servant of imagination and will. It takes, on the instant, any contour that he desires, be it curve or angle, perpendicular or diagonal; weaves itself into intricate patterns; vibrates to rhythm and counter-rhythm; defines the long line; snaps out the short phrase; runs a gamut of intensities and shadings.(Taylor, 1982, p. 202) Kreutzberg's joint dance evenings with Georgi ended at the Berlin State...

Adage

Adage   Reference library

The International Encyclopedia of Dance

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2005
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Performing arts, Dance, Music
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1,151 words

... adagio , “slowly,” “at a leisurely pace”) covers a wide range of movements that are performed slowly and used as exercises to strengthen the carriage and to control the back and legs. Through the practice of adage , the dancer develops aplomb, or the stability and sense of perpendicularity that produces ease of equilibrium. In the context of a theatrical performance, adage is a slow, expressive dance. This can be a solo (or even a group dance), but more often it takes the form of a pas de deux, usually the choreographic stylization of a love duet. In their...

Pointe Work

Pointe Work   Reference library

The International Encyclopedia of Dance

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2005
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Performing arts, Dance, Music
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2,151 words

...lifting the heel so that the base of balance is limited to the ball of the foot.) The relevé position for the male in sustained balance is today almost exclusively one where the foot and shoe crease clearly at the ball joint, thus bringing the rest of the foot into direct perpendicular alignment out of the ankle of the supporting leg, straight into the floor. The height of the raised heel for men's turning movements, however, can vary according to details of individual technical theory. Various relevé moves are the basis for the female dancer's training in...

Révérence

Révérence   Reference library

The International Encyclopedia of Dance

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2005
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Performing arts, Dance, Music
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4,761 words

...of the feet, torso, head and eyes, arms, and hands and fingers as well as the removal of the gentleman's hat were explained in elaborate detail. A gentleman did not bow his head but kept it in line with the body, and a lady was instructed to keep her body as well as her head perpendicular. The eyes for both were directed toward the person honored, for “what looks worse, when respect is meant to be conveyed, than to present the hair of the head” (Saltator, 1802, p. 69). The arms were to hang down naturally and without stiffness, the hands somewhat bent, and the...

Laban Principles of Movement Analysis

Laban Principles of Movement Analysis   Reference library

The International Encyclopedia of Dance

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2005
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Performing arts, Dance, Music
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5,461 words

...that radiate from the center of the upright body. Directions are associated with two states of equilibrium, the stable and the mobile or labile. Dimensional directions are predominantly stable owing to the balancing of the body mass around the center of weight and its perpendicular relationship to the support. Diagonal directions move the body center out of the vertical alignment over the support and thus promote lability or mobility. (Laban used the term lability in his German writings and mobility in the English books.) Spatial Scales and Rings By...

Korea

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Lee Du-hyon

The International Encyclopedia of Dance

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2005
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Performing arts, Dance, Music
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7,848 words

...that they twirl over and around their heads as they dance; and the Drum Dance, in which the performer dances before a large round drum struck at certain intervals during the dance. Perhaps the most notable characteristic of Buddhist ritual dance is the position of the feet—perpendicular to each other, with the heel of the left foot raised slightly and touching the right between the instep and ankle joint. At the same time, the knees are bent as in a plié . This posture occurs in no other type of Korean traditional dance. It is assumed at the start of the...

European Traditional Dance

European Traditional Dance   Reference library

The International Encyclopedia of Dance

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2005
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Performing arts, Dance, Music
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15,952 words

...has been long ignored or even rejected—all need to return with new, critical approaches, including cross-fertilization with dance history. Dance iconography, now in its infancy, should grow productively. Historical methodology, however, will need to be added as a dimension perpendicular to fieldwork methodology. Greater interdisciplinary work—necessarily beginning with increased interdisciplinary respect—should lead to genuinely new and fruitful comprehension of dance, including the reevaluation and respectful use of previous methodologies and data. Dance...

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