Aesthetic Criteria Essay
An aesthetic is defined as the branch of philosophy that deals with the nature and expression of beauty, as in the fine art. It relates to a sense of what is pleasing or artistic to an individual’s eye. In a dance performance, aesthetic values or qualities are usually associated with style and performance skills. In choreography, aesthetic could be movement of the dancer, form of the construction of the dance, design of the dance or creative qualities that go into making a dance. I decided to explain dance and the aesthetics that I prefer to see in this form of art.
Dance, to me is a way of expression. Rather than speaking to explain your emotions, you can actually express them non-verbally through dance. I like dance because of its artistic and creative boundaries. The aesthetics in dance are what make this art so unique. When I look at dance, the first aesthetic that comes to mind is the stage presence. Stage presence is what grabs the audience’s attention and set the mood for the remainder of the performance. A dancer has to be able to have good stage presence because it involves major components of dance. Dancers use stage presence by projection, focus, attention, expression, confidence, and many others. When I was in dance 1, I performed my first dance concert which was quite amazing. My dance class had great stage presence because we came out onto the stage focused and prepared to perform the dances. If we had walked on to the stage laughing, talking and confused on what to do, we would have lost the audience. Without stage presence, the audience will not be able to focus on the actual performances and no audience means no show or at least no good show.
Another aesthetic that I focus on in dance is technique. The technique of a dance depends solely on the dancers. The technique is the ability or act of performing movements consistently, safely, and correctly with the style and theme of the dance. When you look at the...