Dance in The America Essay
For this assignment reflect on the dances we have covered in the Americas.
We have read about and watched videos of dance forms from various regions of the Americas. Each form developed within a certain time period and group of people as a result of specific events and circumstances.
In this short essay, using the information from the lesson and videos, describe what type of culture that facilitated the emergence/proliferation of two different dances, then compare and contrast them. Remember, culture is a community or society’s knowledge, beliefs, values, customs, and common heritage.
This essay will be a minimum of three paragraphs (7-10 sentences each). Follow this structure:
- Summarize the history and evolution of a dance style and the culture in which it came from and represents.
- Summarize the history, evolution, and culture of another dance style covered in this module.
- Compare and contrast these two cultures. What similarities do they share? Differences?
- Your opinion of the dances and why it is important to compare them.