Ducky45 saidMost def a sport. Ret. Dancer. Studied.
Graham technique Modern for bit as well as ballet for strength and to increase my extension.
Major study was The Katherine Dunham technique African Dance, Jazz and Modern. Also studied African Dance from the islands of: The Senegal and the Congo and Haiti
It does not matter what area of study of dance trust not everyone can do it.
I can't remember the name of the woman whos workshop I took, but her first name was Ruby. She was one of Katherines first generation students. I remember one of the exercises she gave us was for us to get into a split, faces to our knees, grabbing one foot with both hands and rolling from one end of the room to another. Yeah, that was ONE exercise.
I loved it as the class had elements similar to african. If its cardio you want, take african dance. And its true, not everyone can do it. A bunch of girls took a required art core class here at Temple University and they were saying so many ignorant things like 'Oh, African should be easy! All I have to do is shake my ass.' Omg, they got the shock of their life! L
dharnan saidYou people think this looks strenuous?
Don't knock it till you try it. They're alright but don't look pro to me. This seems more for fun. But for industry professionals, this would be a joy to take as their everyday regime is not as easy.
You can't tell me that dance isnt strenous without having checked out these videos.
Sylvie Guillem and Eric Vu An in a variation
Pilobolus - 60 Minutes
Koresh Dance Company - Preview of Ronen Koresh's 'Evolution'
Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre
Clifton Brown of AAADT - His lines! So amazing.
And even with that, dancers are trained to make it look easy. But as the old saying goes, 'It ain't easy being beautiful.' The amount of work it takes to make something look effortless is incredible. There is so much going on in your body all at once.