Dance is one of the earliest art forms in human history. People call it “the mother of art”. It changes and develops with the progress of history. As an aesthetic form of social art, it has been associated with human hunting since ancient times. Farming, religion, fighting and other production are closely related to life. Dance can directly, vividly and concretely express the deep inner psychological state, strong emotion and distinct personality of people that are difficult to express in words or other art forms, and can control and reflect the value and meaning of life.
Dance is an art of human movement. However, this human movement must be a human movement that has been refined, organized and beautified — a danced human movement. In addition, there are many kinds of arts that belong to the category of human movements, such as acrobatics, pantomime, human sculpture, rhythmic gymnastics and so on. Therefore, dance is different from other human movement arts in that it uses dance movements as the main artistic expression means, and focuses on expressing the inner and deep spiritual world of people who are difficult to express in language or other artistic expression means – delicate It creates vivid dance images that can be perceived by people to express the dance creator’s Aesthetic emotions and aesthetic ideals reflect the aesthetic attributes of life.
Dance movements in dance works should also have a certain degree of skill. Dancers should have difficult skills such as jumping, spinning, tossing, softness, and control. However, performing difficult skills in dance works is not the purpose in itself. It is a means of expressing the thoughts and feelings of the characters, shaping the character and spiritual outlook of the characters. The characteristics of the human body’s continuous flow and change, it must exist in a certain space and a certain time; and in dance activities, generally there must be music accompaniment, specific clothes must be worn, and some dances must be held in hand. If you are performing on stage, lighting and scenery are also indispensable. Therefore, it can also be said that dance is a spatial, temporal and comprehensive dynamic plastic art.
Art is made up of different kinds of art. As one of the arts, dance is also a very broad world, and it is also composed of dances of different types, styles and styles. According to the function and purpose of dance, it can be divided into two categories: “practical dance” and “performance dance”; under each category, it is divided into traditional and popular according to “time”, and then divided into two categories, namely four categories; Function and purpose, dance can be divided into two categories: life dance and artistic dance.