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The Best Type of Party Dancer: Contemporary
There isn’t and can never be a rigid contemporary dance definition because the very idea of this style is to be free to unite all kinds of techniques to create a fantastic performance. Born in the opposition to the strict rules of ballet, this style charms the audience with its extreme versatility and originality. If you are looking for the best kind of Toronto party dancer, contemporary is the way to go. We at Hips Don’t Lie Dance Co. will be able to provide you with a show that will dazzle your guests and become the highlight of your event.
For a contemporary dancer, a body is an instrument of communication with the audience. Every performance is developed to tell a unique story through graceful movements. A contemporary routine is a mix of techniques that often includes elements from other distinctive styles, such as ballet, folk, or belly dance. Some performances even introduce ‘powerful’ movements you usually see in workout routines.
Understanding the Dancer: Contemporary Techniques
Despite its versatility, there are several distinctive base techniques in this style:
Named after its creator, Martha Graham, the best contemporary dancer in the world during her time. In fact, she is the ‘mother’ of this style. Her technique focuses on the use of four elements, contraction, release, fall, and recovery. Its very nature is contrary to ballet and the performances in this style look incredible, especially when complemented by fabulous contemporary dance costumes.
Developed by Graham’s student, Merce Cunningham, this technique features a wide range of elements that aim to bring out the beauty of the human body. Cunnigham’s movements are easy and natural, highlighting the grace of the dancers. This is a technique for progressive contemporary shows that take place outside of traditional spaces.
Contemporary Dance Costumes to Enhance the Show
As costumes are tools to complement the story told by a dancer, contemporary costumes must be created professionally to fit the requirements of a specific show. This is exactly what we do at Hips Don’t Lie Dance Co., so working with us will make your Toronto event truly outstanding.
Costumes for this style must allow the performer a complete freedom of movement, so they are usually based on baby doll and handkerchief dresses as well as unitards. Due to the colorful fabrics decorated with various beautiful elements, contemporary dance shows look amazing even through the prism of photography. Therefore, the pictures from the event are sure to be fantastic.