Category Archives: Dance

The history of the Gumboot Dance from South Africa. » GPAN

The gumboot dance (or Isicathulo) is an African dance that is performed by dancers wearing wellington boots. In South Africa these are more commonly called gumboots. The boots may be embellished with bells, so that they ring as the dancers stamp on … Continue reading

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Dance, Dance Evolution

Dance seems to be the ultimate frivolity. How did it become a human necessity? Directed and Animated by Rosanna Wan and Andrew Khosravani. Produced by Kellen Quinn.[…]

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Bodies Flip, Dance, and Stack in Gravity-Defying Images by Rob Woodcox

Fine art and fashion photographer Rob Woodcox works with dancers to create striking images of human bodies pushed past their physical threshold with a bit of creative editing. Impossible feats of the body are achieved in his photography, such as an image … Continue reading

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Afoxé Oyá Tokolê no Preto Velho em Olinda

“O Afoxé Oyá Tokolê foi fundado em 2004, no Bairro de Dois Unidos, Recife-PE, como uma manifestação da cultura afrobrasileira fundamentada nos preceitos do Candomblé Nagô. O afoxéé um bem cultural criado no tradicional Ilê Obá Aganjú Okoloyá (Terreiro de … Continue reading

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Dance Tutorial – Samba Basic Step – Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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5 Ways Dancing Helps You Enjoy a Healthy and Happy Life

Do you enjoy dancing? Have you ever given much thought to the actual health benefits? While the cardio side of things may be obvious, as it can be effective for weight loss and fitness, it can also help improve your posture, … Continue reading

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A Specially Adapted Underwater Wheelchair Brings Artist Sue Austin Beneath the Earth’s Surface

British artist Sue Austin creates multimedia, performance, and installation art, using her wheelchair as a means to explore new patterns of movement. In 2012, Austin was commissioned to create a series of multimedia events as part of that year’s Cultural Olympiad, … Continue reading

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Ballet Dancers Show Off Elegant Athleticism on Streets of Melbourne

For over four years, Omar Z. Robles has been photographing ballet dancers from companies around the world. Placing them in an urban setting, he’s able to capture a different view of classical dance—one that is more egalitarian. On a recent trip to Melbourne, … Continue reading

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Hand-Drawn Frames by Over 300 Individuals Animated Into One Choreographed Performance

349, by filmmaker and artist Kristen Lauth Shaeffer, uses stop-motion animation to create a choreographed dance out of diverse, hand-drawn frames. Over the course of two years more than 300 individuals designed and decorated slides pulled from a filmed dance performance, … Continue reading

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Zadie Smith on What Writers Can Learn from Some of History’s Greatest Dancers-Brainpickings

“Oh, how wonderful! How like thought! How like the mind it is!” Helen Keller exclaimed when she experienced dance for the first time in legendary choreographer Martha Graham’s studio. Graham herself saw a parallel between her particular art and all creative endeavors of … Continue reading

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