modern dance

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n modern dance a style of theatrical dancing that is not as restricted as classical ballet; movements are expressive of feelings
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Usage

In literature:

The chief exercise at the modern dance is dancing.
"Questionable Amusements and Worthy Substitutes" by J. M. Judy
This is so because of all modern dances, it breathes most of pure love.
"Life of Chopin" by Franz Liszt
For they are favorites, as an hour at any modern playhouse where the newer dances are featured, will demonstrate.
"The Art of Stage Dancing" by Ned Wayburn
You know very well that I do not approve of many of these modern dances.
"The Girls of Central High in Camp" by Gertrude W. Morrison
In these modern Suites no attempt is made to conform to the old conventional grouping of dances.
"Music: An Art and a Language" by Walter Raymond Spalding
She's got any of these modern dances pushed off the map!
"The Boy With the U. S. Life-Savers" by Francis Rolt-Wheeler
THE DANCE; OR, THE CHRISTMAS MERRY-MAKING; EXEMPLIFYING THE EFFECTS OF MODERN EDUCATION IN A FARMHOUSE.
"The Shepherd of Salisbury Plain and Other Tales" by Hannah More
He had scoffed at modern dances but it might become necessary to revise his views.
"The Bachelors" by William Dana Orcutt
The ballet is an invention of modern times, though pantomimic dances were not unknown to the ancients.
"The New Gresham Encyclopedia. Vol. 1 Part 3" by Various
Woodcut frontispiece and fifty-one cuts of Holbein's Dance of Death, modernized and engraved by Bewick.
"A Catalogue of Books in English Later than 1700 (Vol 1 of 3)" by Various
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In poetry:

Miss Nancy Ellicott smoked
And danced all the modern dances;
And her aunts were not quite sure how they felt about it,
But they knew that it was modern.
"Cousin Nancy" by T S Eliot
Resurrection to join this midge-dance
Of gutted and multiplied echoes of life in the latter sun?
Dead man, be quiet. A fool of a merchant, who'd sell good earth
And grass again to make modern flesh.
"No Resurrection" by Robinson Jeffers

In news:

SCHENECTADY — The first night of the second annual Next Move Festival of Modern Dance at Proctors explored two hot-button issues of the 21st century: technology and climate change.
Southern Circuit Film Series Features Modern Dance Doc.
And sometimes, it seems, locked -- always has been one of the problems facing modern dance .
Is Our Culture Today Based Around Modern Dance Music.
Come to New York, the idea would be, and see the biggest and most adventurous selection of modern dance to be found anywhere.
Modern Jazz Hasn't Forgotten To Dance.
This weekend, Nebula Dance Lab — Santa Barbara's newest professional modern dance company — presents its second evening-length production.
Never seen modern dance before.
The artistic directors of Ragamala Dance use their art form as a prism to refract both the ancient and the modern.
In my first experiences with modern dance, thirty years ago, there was everyone else—and then there was Merce Cunningham.
A modern dance performed to Nine Inch Nails—that could give you nightmares.
(CBS News) Last month we saw Disney princesses get a tongue-in-cheek portrayal as modern day hipsters with some wonderful singing and dancing.
And this season, there's also some excellent modern dance on the calendar.
It was a banner weekend for experimental European electronic composers who enjoy collaborating with Washington-based modern dance companies.
But a lot of people probably wouldn't put Haiti and modern dance in the same sentence.
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