DANCE AS AN ELEMENT OF IDENTITY AND THE EMBODIMENT OF THE NATIONAL SPIRIT OF SPAIN

М. А. Чистякова

Abstract


Dance is one of the oldest arts: it reflects upward to the earliest times of human need to transmit to others their joy or sorrow through his body. Almost all the important events in the life of primitive man dances observed: birth, death, war, the election of a new leader, healing the sick. Dance is the art form in which human movement becomes the medium for sensing, understanding, and communicating ideas, feelings, and experiences. Dance provides a way of learning — one that develops communication abilities, problem solving techniques, and creative and critical thinking skills along with kinesthetic abilities. Dance steps are derived from the basic forms of human movement — walking, running, jumping, bouncing jumps, slides, turns and swinging. Dance as a cultural phenomenon is one of the most important manifestations of the natural man, as in the dance man is able to express the essence and its inconsistency. Dance as a ritual form the social life of the tribe, community, nation. Dance brings people together. Using sign language, body language that people can communicate with each other. Dance is a method of non-verbal communication. Through the human body to interact with the outside world. Dance acts as an element of human identity formation. Cultural identity is to acknowledge their individual membership in a particular ethnocultural group. Dance’s theories and methods are used to analyze the human body in motion, and they are valuable no matter how dance is viewed in terms of global performance, where categories are often different from Western ones, or how much we broaden our definition to include a wide variety of human movement. Dance has long represented the core of culture. In the dance expressed cultural features of the nation. From an early age children are taught the basic movements of their folk dances, and through the mechanism of imitation, tradition revived. Dance — figurative and plastic embodiment of the national spirit of Spain.

Keywords


dance, identity, myth, fable, Spanish culture, flamenco, culture, rhythm, relation to cultural identity.

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