Modern dancers use dancing to express their innermost emotions, often to get closer to their inner-selves. (1997) Modern Dance Terminology: The ABC's of Modern Dance as Defined by its Originators. Shiva as Nataraja (Lord of Dance ). During the same period, some ballet choreographers also looked to similar sources.
History of dance closely follows the development of human race.
Since the earliest times of our existence, far before the creation of first modern civilizations, dance served as an irreplaceable way of expressing human thought and emotion.
The history of dance is difficult to access because dance does not often leave behind clearly identifiable physical artifacts that last over millennia, such as stone tools, hunting implements or cave paintings.
(1992) Martha Graham: Blood Memory: An Autobiography. Their work is based on butoh, a form of dance theatre that avoids structured choreography and strives to express primitive emotions by making minimal use of costuming and actual movement. Many contemporary dance forms can be traced back to historical, traditional, ceremonial, and ethnic dances of the ancient period. Now, on her toes, the deified ballerina (embodied in this period by the legendary ballerina Marie Taglioni ) seemed to magically skim the surface of the stage, an ethereal being never quite touching the ground. It was a revolution in the truest sense. Although often producing divergent dance forms, many seminal dance artists share a common heritage that can be traced back to free dance. Hip-hop dance started when Clive Campbell, aka Kool DJ Herc and the father of hip-hop, came to New York from Jamaica in 1967. Limns choreographic works and technique remain a strong influence what technology offers on contemporary dance practice.