As you begin your research and investigation consider the following to get you
As you begin your research and investigation, consider the following to get you started: 1.) Discuss the dance tradition you chose in terms of its historical, social, political and religious context.
2.) Analyze this dance form in terms of performance. Describe, in detail, the movement vocabulary, spatial preferences, audience involvement and anything else that is crucial to the form.
3.) Consider the setting, costumes and props.
4.) What style of music is used? Is the music live or is it recorded?
5.) Take a moment to try out the dance formmimic some of the steps and notice what they feel like. Is the composition complex or can it easily reach a wide variety of dancers and non dancers?
6.) What have you learned from this investigation? How can you take the knowledge youve gained and carry it forward into other aspects of your life?
The Research Paper: The research paper should be no less than 8 pages typed, double spaced, font no bigger than 12, and it should include a title page, works cited page and proper footnotes where needed. (MLA or APA citation styles will be accepted.) Provide at least 5 sources.