Always dreamed of dancing Vogue, Hip-hop or Jazz-Modern, but did not know how to prepare for this and where to start? Together with the choreographers of the dance center "Dance" we talk about the five most popular styles of modern choreography and how to master them.
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Contemporary has no clear stylistic boundaries. This is the relationship of the body with breathing, voice, energy, so the dancers do a lot of yoga, Pilates and other oriental practices. Muscle tension, sharp relaxation, falls, rises, rifts - contemporary dance barefoot, and for the performer it is important to listen to your body all the time and improvise to any music.
It is more correct to call this style Modern Jazz - modern jazz.
Just at the heart of contemporary is the direction of modern. Jazz-Modern appeared in Russia in the 90s, it was a mix of modern choreography and an alternative to Soviet pop, but was initially considered a contrast to classical ballet.
At the heart of vogue are model poses and a catwalk, fast arm movements, falls, rotation to house-style music. Initially, vogue shows and performances were similar to beauty contests, and professional dancers complicated regular drills with new movements and turned them into a dance. Vogue dancers create their own special houses (there are seven of them in Russia), but getting into them is not easy: dancing well and participating in battles is not enough - you must also take part in developing the culture of this dance.
One of the most famous street dance styles, which consists of many directions. The main movements: jumping, "quality" of the body, tricks, falls. Hip-hop is a completely natural style: many of the movements that are used there are made by a person in everyday life without hesitation.
Dancehall - an energetic street Jamaican dance, mainly to the reggae rhythms in modern arrangements. A set of movements is called steps (steps), which in the 60s of the 20th century reflected the cultural and religious values and customs of the inhabitants of Jamaica.
Although dancehall became an independent dance direction only after 20 years.