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Thursday, June 24th, 2010

Water and nature don’t only inspire cultural and ethnic groups, but all artists! Doris Humphrey, a famous modern choreographer of the 1920s – 40s, was intrigued by water and its ability to portray her fall and recovery theory:

“Humphrey’s choreography began with experiments in dance theory and as an attempt to reduce dance to pure movement. Water Study (1928) incorporated her theory of fall and recovery and used only nonmusical rhythms (waves and natural human breath and pulse rhythms). Drama of Motion (1930) was themeless and also performed without music; it has been described as one of the first symphonic dances and exemplifies her belief that movement creates its own meaning”
(“Water Study.” Encyclopædia Britannica. 2010. Encyclopædia Britannica Online. 22 Jun. 2010 ).

From these basic experiments in choreography, the first of which was inspired by water, Humphrey was able to grow as a dancer, choreographer and theorist which, in turn, changed and evolved the modern dance world for all time. Notice the that the only noises made are those of the dancers (they are wearing nude leotards):


Dai Water Dance

Wednesday, June 23rd, 2010

Dance is part of all cultures and many cultures have dances to honor parts of nature. This video is a Dai Ethnic Group Water Dance (the Dai originated in China). Instead of using mainstream music, the composer uses an array of nature’s sounds mixed with percussion (such as elephant-foot drums, gongs, and bronze drums) to create the soundtrack to this piece. The dance moves then follow these sounds and percussions; some of the movements are flowing like water with soothing background sounds while other movements are abrupt and sharp like turbulent rapids with hard percussive beats as the background sounds.