What Is Dance?

Updated: Nov 1, 2020



The name given to regular body movements that are made in accordance with the music tempo and have aesthetic value. Dance is the first artistic act in human history. Before people, music, painting, poetry or theater; they caught their expressiveness with dance. Immediately after that, other artistic actions began to appear rapidly. Painting followed it with poetry, music, and then theater. These new acts fueled the dance, and all of them turned into rituals, regular performances of blessings. It led people to dance or follow sacred beliefs first. In time, all kinds of important events such as death, birth, harvest, war, hunting, every situation that somehow needed to reach the gods, forced people to organize ceremonies. Movement, or dance, became the main transmission medium of such celebrations. He described his feelings; he used dance to get emotional or to heal them. People danced at their party with their own movements, according to their own culture.

In addition to the fact that dance is an academic art, that is, it is an action performed by the people in entertainment and rituals, it also takes the form of "spectacle" at a rather late period. XIV. It was performed for the first time in France during the reign of Louis as a theater that was free of words and turned into a movement language.

It has turned into a very intriguing, highly moneyed aristocratic delight. But it soon spread to tent theaters.


Dance as an art has developed very rapidly over its nearly 4000-year history. In a wide variety of branches such as ballet, modern ballet, neo-classical ballet, modern dance, contemporary dance, dance theater, video-dance, new dance, postmodern dance; unforgettable works, unforgettable stars appeared. Today, genres and teachings are intertwined. Dance has become a very colorful industry.

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