Contempo is often called the dance of the soul. And no wonder, because it is this area of the choreography allows not only to perform the dance steps, but also to “speak” through body
Contemporary dance (contemporary dance) – literally means “modern dance”. Today Contemporary is one of the most popular trends in modern dance choreography in the world. What, in general, is not surprising, because this dance, received the Russian-language version of laconic name “Contempo” is a very sensual, emotional, plastic and showy.
History of Dance
Many sources say that the birth of Contempo like dancing direction, occurred in the West in the 50-ies of the last century. However, if you delve into the origins of Contemporary Dance, it becomes clear that a concrete date and the place where he first danced the dance, it is impossible. According to one source Contempo is the birthplace of America, the other is called Central Europe. There is even an opinion that the progenitors of Contempo steel oriental techniques (yoga, tai chi, and others.), And therefore, there was this dance direction of the East.
However, where the original sources are not geographically Contempo, in today’s world it is danced everywhere. A choreography of the dance are elements of both Western dance styles (modern, jazz, pop and folk dances, classical ballet) and eastern cultures and techniques (yoga, martial arts elements). One of the main ideas of the Contempo is the ability to move away from the classical dancer dogmas choreography and express themselves by means of “free” dance.
Today, Contempo is one of the most popular destinations in the world of dance. Different contests, competitions, championships, at both the regional and international levels. This direction is actively taught in dance schools. The performances in the style of Contempo tear applause at numerous dance shows around the world.
Contempo is called differently. Some associate this line with the peace talk, someone – with the theater, someone – with a plastic form of expression of the inner world of a dancer. All these opinions can really fully characterize Contemporary dance. After all, this trend primarily involves the expression of their feelings and emotions through dance.
The Contempo very important role played by the internal state of the connection between the dancer and display it in the dance. “Correct” Contemporary dance in the style – it’s not so much a technicality and precision choreography as matching body movements outlook dancer’s ability to convey information (peace) message to the viewer.
Contempo may be executed in several techniques:
Vertical Contempo (dance in a standing position)
Ground floor (dance floor)
The pair (a dance with a partner)
More attention is paid to training in kontepmpe breathing. For this aspect of the dance “responsible” oriental techniques used in this area. Breathing in Contempo – assistant in motion, energy message passing in body movement.
Also borrowed from oriental methods of training coordination, balance, “spillover” of the body from one position to another. If many of the elements of classical choreography performed by muscle strength, the Contempo same elements are often realized through the use of techniques from Eastern techniques (for example, a long distance on the toes).
Another special moment that distinguishes Contempo from other dance styles, is its focus “inside”. This not only allows the dancer to express their emotions more deeply, but also appears on the uniqueness of some of the movements in supply. For example, for all the visual lightness of dance, almost all pas dancer performs, as if overcome gravity, ie the main focus in the movement is not part of the upward and downward.
The modern western areas of dance, Contempo in turn borrowed not only many individual elements, but also the overall theatricality, as well as the construction of logic and dance pattern. This implies that each new production, have to be told a little story, whether it is a specific event, event or emotion, with its complication, and the semantic part of the culmination.