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Dance as Popular Culture.

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  • Submitted: 22/12/2003
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Casey Perry Critical Essay

Popular Culture 12/4/01

Dance as Popular Culture

Dance has been greatly minimized in the United States culture today, but is still a very integrated aspect in popular culture. It serves many functions such as artistic expression for the choreographer, who creates the dance, and communication for the dancer to the audience. Dance can relay messages of everyday life, behavior and values through the body movements. There are a number of different styles of dance such as ballet, jazz, modern and tap, which are the best known. There are also and endless number of dances which originate from other countries that have been adapted into the American culture. Because of the various styles of dance there are many ways in which aspects of popular culture can be conveyed to the audience.

You must ask yourself though, what is art? It is a method of expressing yourself, a creative thinking process, something pleasing to the audience's eye. Dance is very much a form of artistic expression in my opinion. There is an intense creative process attached to this genre of art. Many years of learning and practicing different techniques are essential

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