Dance - Diversity and Inclusion
- The Setting
- The Costumes
- The choreography or dance movements
Dance in its simplest form is a means of self-expression. It is varied, unique and ever evolving. As a matter of fact, dance forms, and serves a very integral part in a people's culture. It can be attributable to a particular people who in turn may relate to specific events and occurrences within their society (Kassing, 2007). This argument is significantly evidenced in the United States where a significant aspect of the American culture is the fast growth in dance; not just as a performing art but as a form of creative learning (Richard G. Kraus, 1991).
Dance involves far much beyond the physical movements of the performer (Dils & Albright, 2001). It encompasses all aspects of the performance including but not limited to the costumes worn by the performer, the setting of the dance, the message being conveyed through the dance and so much more. To this end, dance has now evolved into a professional art that not only displays the creativity and originality of the performance but to a given extent serves as an identity of a generation and a culture.
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[...] This shows the warm integration or inclusion of dance from varied cultures providing a good basis for further social interactions. The vigorous shaking of the shoulders and swinging back and side-ways of the hair is a sign of dissent against male superiority. It encourages women to take a bolder active role in deciding their fate and in the overall process of development. The running into each other by the participants represents the conflict that arises in less developed states where women attempt to take a more pro-active and even equal role in their determination of their roles and careers. [...]