Dance Exposition

DANCE EXPOSITION 3

DanceExposition

Dancinghas been taken to a social thing among many people in the modernworld. Various people express their reasons why they dance and thebenefits they obtain from performing a dance. Cultural dances had aplace in the early society as they acted as a means of uniting peoplefor a common goal. However, the modern society has placed a differentrole to the dances. Some types of dances like belly dance have beenattributed to a healthy lifestyle among those practices. The dance ismeant to express an idea or to a message in most cases. Emotionaljourneys are sojourned in the dancing mood where both the dancer andthe audience express their feelings towards the dance. A good examplewhere emotions and feeling are expressed is in the salsa dance.

Expressionto a dancer is a matter of the emotion attached to the dance and themessage that is meant to be passed. In my opinion, most of the dancesI have witnessed have had many instances of the dancers expressingthemselves. There have been cases where a dancer is seen turningemotional to a given event while still remain fixed in another event,but with the similar dancing style. The question of expression is,therefore, according to my opinion a subjective one rather than beingobjective. For objectivity to be arrived at, audiences should beconditioned to similar variables and then invited for an expressionsession. An interview with a dancer after a dancing session willclarify the whole concept of expression in dancing.

Agiven dance will call for different expressions and views both fromthe audience and the dancers. The setting of a dance will determinethe feelings expressed whether they would be for the entire dancingteam or for a specific individual. On the surface of an analyst, anysingle-dance being performed must and should have expressions. Forinstance, a dance conducted in a wedding will reveal expressions ofhappiness which will contrast a dance performed in a time of war.Also, the subjective opinion will reign in this question as feelingsare different among people. Some dancers have revealed the individualexpressions of happiness and confidence in dancing. The determinantof the expression in dance should be guided by the environment andalso the message to be passed.

Theexpression in the surrounding a dance should be principallydetermined by the story to be told, the emotion of the day or themessage to be passed. In most cases, dances have emerged to beexpressions of the ideal life and not the real life of the day.However, in some instances dancers will express their true feelingsand emotions. For instance, a dance in a wedding will be full of trueexpressions of happiness and joy. The audiences in a particular danceare bound to be moved emotionally by the dance being performed. In myopinion, I would expect a wedding audience to be incorporated to thedance being performed. They should share the emotions with the danceras sign of appreciation. As it has been outlined above, differentdance serves different purposes. For this matter, a war dance istotally different from the rain dance. This is explained by theenvironment the two dance are being performed and the message that ismeant to be passed across.

Expressionis a broad term which means different things at different contexts.In the context of the already outlined discussion, the wordexpression has been used in the context of emotion and facialmanipulations. Both of the two contextual words have been usedinterchangeably and in many instances on have represented the otherand still the meaning has been retained. An instance is in the caseof a wedding dance where the environment will be dominated byemotions of happiness but expressed in a facial manner.