About the Style
By the end of the nineteenth century, modern dance emerged as a new performing art that rebelled against the tight structure of traditional ballet. In the late 1800s and early 1900s, dancers Isadora Duncan and Loie Fuller popularized the dance form as a new style of artistry and entertainment with their lyrical, emotional performances. Many dance pioneers and visionaries helped to create Modern dance as it is known today; a few of which include Ruth St. Denis, Ted Shawn, Alvin Ailey, Martha Graham, Doris Humphrey, José Limón, Charles Weidman and Merce Cunningham. This workshop will be an introduction to Modern dance. and will emphasize integrated movement, alignment and spatial awareness, modern dance vocabulary and artistic expression.