Free to Dance Episode 2- Check for Understanding
After watching Free to Dance Episode 2, please complete the questions below.
This will count as your daily grade (15 points possible)
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1. In the film, Zita Allen was curious what drove Katherine Dunham to complete all of her research and explore the roots of her heritage. What was the answer?
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2. Dunham realized that she need to teach her dancers what she called the “the steps of the gods” to be able to perform her choreography properly. What types of movements and steps did this consist of?
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3. What movement principle was the Dunham technique based off of?
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4. What preexisting styles of dance were blended in Dunham technique along with the African-Caribbean elements?
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5. The "L'Ag'Ya was a dance form Dunham saw on the island of Martinique. Why was this dance form developed? What could men be seen doing when performing this dance? (2 points)
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6. During WWII African American artists used their talents to protest inequality. Which choreographer created a solo about lynching to words of Lewis Allan’s poem “Strange Fruit”? Why was this solo revolutionary? (2 points)
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7. What was the motto and philosophy behind the “New Dance Group” that Pearl Primus became a member of?
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8. How is the work of Pearl Primus and Katherine Dunham similar? Why were they compelled to do the work they did? (2 points)
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9. In 1947 Talley Beatty creates a solo titled, “Mourner's Bench”. What was this solo about?
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10. Donald Mckayle choreographed "Rainbow 'Round My Shoulder”. What is this dance about? Where did draw inspiration from? (2 points)
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11. Why did Alvin Ailey start his company Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater?
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