The abstract beauty & expression of dance.

The elements of contemporary dance were borrowed by classical, modern dance & Jazz styles. Contemporary dance was introduced by Merce Cunningham in the twentieth century. He was considered to be the first choreographer for such a dance form & he commenced the ‘Merce Cunningham Dance Company’ in 1953, which gradually made the contemporary dance popular.

Main Style

Contemporary dancing involves intense but controlled legwork of ballet and because of its modern dancing traits, it also involves stresses on torso.

Falling & recovering, unpredictable changes in rhythm, speed and direction are the key elements of contemporary dance that give it a unique and abstract beauty.

This dance form is known for portraying emotions through facial expressions in combination with the bodily movements.

Scope & Benefits

Because of its emotional appeal, contemporary dance is often performed for theatricals & narratives. Contemporary dance improves flexibility & expression.