What was the lecture about?
The lesson was about European Renaissance dances. The lesson explored the different types of dances and their significance in the renaissance and in later eras. Of particular interest was the high renaissance period, and the dance masters whose work helped define the period. Fashion changes in the preceding centuries and their effect on social dance during the renaissance were also explored.
What was the purpose of dance?
Dance during the renaissance period was a social event. Dances that were for social occasions were simple and easy to perfect. Other dances were mainly for entertainment purposes. They were dances by professional dancers under the tutelage of a dance master. They took place in front of audiences, and therefore required more perfection and variance.
What are three things that you learned today?
Things I learned today
- During the lecture, I learnt of the renaissance dance.
- I learnt of the different types of renaissance dances. I was also able to learn about renaissance dance masters such as Caroso, Arbeau and Negri.
- Additionally, I was able to appreciate the impact that the renaissance had on dance.
What impacted you most about today’s lecture?
The renaissance was an all encompassing phenomenon. It affected not just religion and politics, but art and economics as well. The effect it had on dance is an excellent example of this impact.
What connections or reflections did you make today?
After the lecture, it was easier to reflect on the influences of renaissance on dance, and on the whole renaissance.
What did the lecture teach you?
The renaissance was an extremely important period in European and world history. The period was a clear break from the middle ages, and helped in future developments that were to herald modem times.
Why was today’s lecture important?
By learning about different aspects of the renaissance, it was possible to understand the impact it had in Europe in-depth, and the importance of arts in the process that transformed the world.