Lassical Ballet vs Contemporary Modern Dance

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Research Paper: 100 points
5-7 pages, double-spaced
Compare and contrast two different dance forms from two different historical time periods or societies.
Thesis Statement: 1 paragraph
i · Compare and contrast the following: costumes, musical accompaniment, performers, audience, venue, dance movements
i · What do the two dance forms have in common? How are they different? Use specific examples to support your ideas
i · How do the dances reflect their respective time periods and societies?
i · How are the two dance societies different? How did these factors influence the dances?
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i · Required Bibliography or List of References should include primary source material, including books, articles, videos, websites. Please note that Encyclopedias and Wikipedia are not acceptable college level sources.
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Modern Dance:
i · Merce Cunningham
i · Alwin Nikolais
i · Post-Modern dance
i · Twyla Tharp
i · Mark Morris
i · Hip Hop

Classical Ballet
i · Era of Classical ballet
i · Petipa and Tchaikovsky
i · Sleeping Beauty (1890)
i · The Nutcracker (1892)
i · Swan Lake (1895)