Alvin Ailey's American Dance Theatre

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What does Horton technique consist of?
Lateral T's, Hinges, Flatbacks
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What does the Horton technique achieve?
Powerful and muscular dancers with an element of fierceness
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What was Horton the first person to do?
Organised one of the first integrated modern dance companies
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What his dancer's each have?
Sprinters upper body strength, gymnast flexibility, classically articulated feet and legs
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What does Horton combine?
Dance and drama
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What does the Graham technique consist of?
Contractions and releases
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What do many of Graham's dances feature?
Forceful, angular movements
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What themes does Graham use in her dances?
Social, political, psychological, sexual
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What kind of emotion does Graham infuse her dances with?
Raw electric emotion
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What does the Dunham technique consist of?
Loose torso and spine, box spins, articulated pelvis and undulating hips, isolations of limbs
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What influences can be seen in Dunham's technique and why?
African- it allowed more freedom and expression
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What did Dunham fight for?
Social injustice
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What does Jack Cole's technique consist of?
Isolations, angled foot placement, quick directional changes, knee slides
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How was Jack Cole's work often described?
Cat like or animalistic
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What is Jack Cole's style called?
Urban Folk Dance
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What is Cole's style a blend of?
Indian dance with American Jazz
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What dance in Revelations has Horton influences?
"I wanna be ready"
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What dance in Revelations has Graham influences?
"Ive been buked"
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What dance in Revelations has Dunham influences?
"Wade in the water"
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What dance in Revelations has Cole influences?
"Rocka my soul"
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