Exploring Music and Dance

GENERAL INSTRUCTIONS FOR DISCUSSIONS: Your contributions should be thoughtfully developed. Answer all parts of the chosen option, and use concepts from the course materials. Use a professional style of communication, with attention to grammar, spelling, and typos; cite your sources. Discuss ONE of the following options in no more than 300 words, and give a substantive response to at least two other students.1. EXPLORE MUSIC AND DANCEThe readings and videos introduced themes and issues related to exploring music and dance as phenomena of culture. There are a great many more to consider: children’s music and dance, music and dance for the elderly, music and dance among people with disabilities, or spirituals in African American history. Find a video related to one of these, embed it in your post, and examine one of these areas (or another related topic) in detail. Make sure to use at least two concepts, terms, etc. about music and dance you or your classmates posted in Discussion 3.1. Underline or bold the vocabulary, concept or technique you use as an interpretative tool in your post. 2. PARTICIPATE IN A DANCEParticipate in a style of dance that is new to you. Your local community may offer free or low cost opportunities. If live musicians are present, what instruments are used? Do some research on this style of dance, discussing its cultural context, history, and origins as well as your impressions based on your active participation as a dancer. Be sure to embed a video example of this kind of dance in your post. Use at least two concepts, terms, etc. about music and dance you or your classmates posted in Discussion 3.1. Underline or bold the vocabulary, concept or technique you use as an interpretative tool in your post.3. EXPLORE SYMPHONY, CHORUS, OR OPERAUsing an Internet search engine, locate the nearest symphony orchestra, chorus (chorale) or opera company to your home or office, or one that you would like to visit in the future.Share the URL (website location), and describe some of the works being performed this season. Are the works on the programs all by 18th and 19th century European male composers (Bach, Mozart, Beethoven, etc.), or did you find some diversity among the composers?Check for special programs for families with children or special ticket prices for students. Does the organization have a public outreach program such as the award-winning “Voices Within,” an artist residency program designed by the Los Angeles Master Chorale that teaches fifth grade students how to tap their creative voices to compose and perform their own original songs? http://www.lamc.org/education/voices-within If you were to attend one of the performances you have discovered, what two concepts from Discussion 3.1 that you or your classmates posted might you find useful to have in mind when attending the performance? And why? Underline or bold the vocabulary, concept or technique you use as an interpretative tool in your post.

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