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Module One Post Ten (The Geometry of Dance)

This website talks about geometry in ballet. It’s very important that dancers understand the elements of geometry when using movement because without it, the movement looks disjointed and unintentional. This site also talked about symmetry and asymmetry, as well as why it’s important. Asymmetry is used to as a method to break the eye from the scene or to demonstrate dissent within the dance.

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Although this website was short it still had a lot of good information. This website not only explained the use of symmetry but the use of asymmetry as well. I learned that if dancers don’t properly understand the use of the elements of geometry when dancing, their movement can look disjointed and unintentional.

 

Module One Post Nine(Maths and Dance)

https://www.slideshare.net/enricamaragliano1/maths-and-dance

This slideshow talked about the use of some mathematical terms and topics when dealing with: music and rhythm, shapes, movements executed, spatial organization, and symmetry. Dancers form lines and simple shapes with their bodies such as circles and triangles, as well as more complex shapes. It’s important that dancers have a good understanding of geometry and angles so they can make the correct shapes.

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Despite being a slideshow this site was very helpful and had a lot of good information. It had a lot of good pictures as well that I could connect to the information. The pictures displayed on the slideshow also helped me understand the information better.

 

Module One Post Nine (shapes in drawing)

This time the site goes deeper into the geometrical shapes in drawings. If you think of a castle, you can see the shapes.

This drawing was on the website, and here you can see the pyramids, cylinders, cones and prisms. To master the architectural part of drawing, its easy to just remember how to draw these geometrical shapes. This is because usually you can just combine the 3-D shapes to make a building like how this castle was built.

http://mathforum.org/workshops/sum98/participants/sanders/Geom3D.html

Module 1 Post 10 (The Geometry of Dance)

https://educationcloset.com/2012/11/15/the-geometry-of-dance/

 

This site explained geometry in ballet. Without geometry the dance wouldn’t look as nice. Dancers form shapes with the bodies so they must understand geometry and what shape they have to form. This site also talks about symmetry and asymmetry and how it is important to a dancer.

 

This site was useful because it talked about geometry and symmetry and if I want to explore just those 2 topics I have a site I can go on. This site was very short but had good information. Now I know how important geometry in dance is, because without it my dancing won’t look as nice.

Module 1 Post 9 (Maths and Dance)

https://www.slideshare.net/enricamaragliano1/maths-and-dance

 

This site explains what math is in ballet, and although it is a slide show it was still useful. This site showed examples of how math is in ballet, there are music and rhythm, symmetry, shapes and even movement. Dancers form many shapes and lines with their bodies so they must understand geometry and angles.

 

This site was helpful because although it was a slideshow there was still information that I could use. I could see the pictures and connect it to the information. This is also is one of those sites with multiple connections to dance and math. I like these sites because I can extract more information out of it.

Module One Post Two

Fashion designers need an understanding of geometry. They would use it when they design clothes, for examples : basic shapes and 3D shapes, angles, parallel lines and transversals… they are all about geometry. Every piece of clothing would have at least one design that’s related to geometry, and geometry is part of Math.

Below are some pictures about fashion designs and geometry.

Module One Post Four (Savannah Ballet- The Geometry of Dance)

This website shows the geometry and symmetry in ballet. Due to the fact that it’s a powerpoint, it doesn’t have much written information. However, I found the pictures to be quite useful. The website shows different positions and the geometry within them, as well as the different formations that require symmetry. It also demonstrated different choreography formations made up of lines and circles, as well as different body lines and shapes.

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Even though this website didn’t have much-written information, I found the pictures to be quite helpful considering the fact that I am mainly a visual and kinesthetic learner. Another thing that was helpful to me was that every slide showed the original picture with an additional picture that had been outlined to show where the line of symmetry and shapes are found. This enabled me to understand what they are trying to show.

Module One Post One(Correlation between math and ballet)

This post by Ashley Chin-Mark explains some of the many correlations between math and ballet. She explains how in ballet the dancers need to be aware of both negative and positive space, as well as study symmetrical movements and shapes. Dancers also need to calculate as well as predict how to best use the stage to perform their routines.  She also talks about different alignments of body parts especially in the 8 corners method and how dancers rotate their bodies, in order to achieve symmetrical lines. 

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This post is helpful to me because it has a lot of detailed information with really specific examples of when and how math is used in ballet. Also, it showed me that dancers need to make a lot of calculations as to how to best use the stage to perform their routines, as well as avoid from accidentally bumping into/kicking each other.