The History of Dance Part 6: From Modern to Post-Modern Dance


Previously, in History of Dance Part 5: The Appearance of Modern Dance, we explained how the socioeconomic changes that took place in the early 20th century in Europe made a new style of dance emerge. This new dance style was also described as an act of rebellion against the fixed dance rules of Classical Dance, and as its counterpart, it was named “Modern Dance”. In this way, American dancers such as Isadora Duncan and Loie Fuller became the pioneers of Modern Dance in Europe. Besides, theories of human movement and expression started to be developed. In America, dancers such as Ruth [...]