Contemporary Dance

  • Contemporary Dance

Contemporary dance is a style of expressive dance that blends elements of multiple dance styles. It is an interpretive dance that embraces innovation, blending techniques from various genres, including classical ballet, jazz, modern dance, and lyrical dance. It is a popular type of dance worldwide, it is most common amongst the U.S and European countries, developed during the 20th century,

The dancers of this genre have the ability to transform a performance based on their own interpretations, very interpretive in its choreography and often focuses on emotions and storytelling. The freedom of movement that contemporary allows affords dancers with less training or technique to still enjoy dance without the need for perfect turnout or nice feet. The dance in itself is all about flexibility and connection of both body and mind through fluid movements. The dancers mostly focus on floor work and depend on gravity to pull them down to the floor and it is often danced with bare feet. They are free to create their own moves or routines, from sharp and abrupt to flowing and long movements.

The steps of contemporary dance leave full creative and stylistic freedom,the dancer becomes a choreographer of himself and the whole thing revolves around his ability to improvise. One of the most notable pioneers of Contemporary dance is Isadora Duncan in the early 1900's. She is an American ballet dancer. She aimed to create a dance style with more fluid dance movement and emotional resonance. Other renowned dancers and choreographers quickly followed Duncan’s lead. Today's contemporary dance is an eclectic mix of styles, with choreographers drawing from ballet, modern, and "post-modern" forms of dance. Some are creating characters, theatrical 먹튀검증 events, or stories, others perform entirely new creations as they improvise in their own unique style.