While the constant desire and never-ending quest to improve is a mark of a great athlete, it is the ability to recognize, and glory in, the imperfections of the soul that is a mark of a true artist. And it is in the conscientious and carefully executed melding of artiste and athlete that the faculty and flair, the scintillating brilliance that is the Art of Dance, can be found.
Expressivity in dance art is not primarily of a natural kind. Expressiveness is the communicative act of an artist, and in dance this means that a choreographer articulates her or his dance ideas knitting the strands of the dance medium into the work of art.
Top performers can be found in every organization. Those people who seem to be able to rise to the top no matter what obstacles they face along the way. How do they do it? This study looks at 10 key traits of top performers.
The task of the athlete on training to increase level of the possibilities that “the level of possibilities” appeared above “a level of desires”. Then the desirable result becomes achievable. Then the level of desires rises by new level, levels of possibilities are again higher and work on new possibilities begins.
How we can express sensuality during our performance? A famous Latin American Dancer Teacher said “Dancers’ sexiness is similar to high class prostitutes.” Was he right? An examination of the differences between sensuality and sexuality in dancing.
The aim of this study was to analyze the role and importance of touch, visual contact, and weight bearing/giving (TWV), within dance partnerships. The dance styles observed consisted of ballet, ballroom, Argentine Tango, contemporary and contact improvisation.
According to a recent study, when spectators watched dance, especially a type with which they were familiar, they put themselves in the place of the dancer, their brains showing activity similar to what researchers would expect to see in dancers.
From Maximiliaan Winkelhuis Being a “winner” is not necessary to win. Donnie Burns addressed the subject matter of winning. Is it in the DNA of a dancer which makes him win or not? Can...
Animals do dance. No question about that. If you ever watched animal behaviour you certainly will agree. Especially in the mating-season they show wonderful and complex patterns of formalized and stylised steps and movements, interacting with a possible partner. A distinct choreography that must be followed in order to be “successful” (whatever that may be).
Massimo Giorgianni shares some thoughts on the power of daring to do something new, along with a few helpful rules for making your effort achievable.