Rhythmic quality in dance is more objective than it seems Xavier Mora Professor of Applied Mathematics (Univ. Autònoma de Barcelona), former dancer and dancesport judge November 7th, 2013 Rythmic quality is universally regarded as an essential constituent of good dancing. However, it lacks a precise definition, which makes it liable to subjective opinion, even […]
When I was competing what now feels like 100 years ago, Tango was at one stage my worst marked dance. So I spent quite some time with the great and powerful of the dance world studying this dance. One of the main things that helped me understand this dance was the timing and placing of […]
This article first appeared in the Examiner (www.examiner.com) How the mambo became the cha-cha-cha and the mambo dance craze of the 50s On December 12, 1949 Perez Prado, a Cuban band leader who had left Cuba to live in Mexico, recorded Que Rico el Mambo and Mambo #5 in Mexico City. The record is recognized […]
In all (good) dancing, the character of the music will influence the performance of the dancers significantly. The “true” character of each of the ten dances is given by definition of our technique books and the tradition of teaching and performing. Therefore the use of music displaying the characteristic values of the dance concerned is essential.
By Michael Herdlitzka Quality of movement can be evaluated by the factors “contents” and “form”. Form describes how a movement looks like. Often in arts and also some sports there are rules or expectations how a certain movement should look like. In dancing we often believe that the technique is such a “rule of form”. […]