Rebellious Movement; the World of Modern Dance
What is now referred to as 'modern dance' came into being in the early 20th century as a form of rebellion against classical ballet's tight strictures. Today, the term encompasses a broad range of genres, including abstractionist, avant-garde and postmodern dance.
This blog site pays tribute to modern dance; its origins, evolution, and its most celebrated performers. Here, devotees of contemporary dance (including dancers themselves) can find many well-researched posts about all things pertaining to this exciting art form. Readers will also find all the latest modern-dance news, including updates on scheduled shows and recitals in their particular country or region.
12 Jun 2021
Modern dance's first recorded occurrences happened towards the end of the 19th century both in Europe and the US. It was viewed as a breakaway from the traditional ballet. The new form of dance gained a lot of popularity in the 20th century and became more expressive.
6 May 2021
In a bid to showcase both the pain and inspiration that came from the COVID-19 induced isolation, the university's dance team performed a symbolic dance as they graduated. Going by the theme 'Introspection,' the dance showed that the students could adapt to a new way of doing things.
30 Mar 2021
The beauty of modern dance is that it does not stick to many rigid rules. So long as it follows the simple rule of sequencing, dancers are free to use their creativity. This means there can be as many modern dance routines as the imagination can create.