ARTS 100 Week 3 The Performing Arts and Inspiration

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ARTS 100 Week 3 The Performing Arts and Inspiration
Complete one of the following options for your Week 3 assignment:
Option A
Description of Dance Styles
Select two styles of dance--such as ballet, modern dance, folk dance, and jazz dance--as described in your text.
Describe each style of dance, and include the following:

  • History and development of the style

  • Discussion of your understanding of the use of line, form, repetition, and rhythm in each piece

  • Description of the inspiration for the work in terms of story, theme, and image

  • Description of what the movements of both styles communicate to you in terms of mood

  • Description of what influences each dancer, or the choreographer, in the performance of each style or creation of a new dance performance

Submit your assignment in one of the following formats:

  • A 700- to 1,050-word paper

Option B
Playlist Mixtape
Create a playlist of six to nine musical works.
Organize your selections under a theme such as "Music for Motivation" or "Cross-Country Playlist." Be as creative as you like.
Include the following:

  • Two to three works of popular music, such as rock, pop, country, dance, or hip-hop

  • Two to three works of medieval or classical music; selections may include cantatas, oratorio, fugues, and so forth

  • Two to three works from other musical forms such as opera, jazz, or folk music

Write a 700- to 1050-word summary of your playlist which discusses how the formal and technical qualities of music affect you; in other words, how does music create a certain type of mood, and is it successful in prompting a response from you, emotional or otherwise? Use at least five to seven vocabulary terms from the text in your discussion, which may include but not limited to the following:

  • Form

  • Composition

  • Call and response

  • Fusion

  • Looping

  • Sound

  • Pitch

  • Scale

  • Dynamics

  • Timbre

  • Rhythm

  • Beat

  • Meter

  • Tempo

  • Melody

  • Harmony

  • Motif

  • Harmony

  • Consonance

  • Dissonance

  • Tonality

  • Texture

Submit your playlist with its organizing theme, as well as your summary, in one document using the Assignment Files tab.
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