Dance is a rhythmic gesture as an expression of the soul of the creator of motion so as to produce an element of beauty and deep meaning. Dance and its uses can be used as a place to express feelings, intentions, and thoughts.
Dance has different movements from everyday movements. The movements in dance are more expressive. The body element in the formation of dance movements can be independent or continuous. For more details, let’s look at dance and its uses
Dance According to the Views of Experts
Dance is the art of using body movements rhythmically and at certain times to express feelings, intentions, and thoughts.
There is also the concept of literal dance, which is the process of forming gestures that have a rhythm and presentation accompanied by effort based on taste and taste.
Soedarsono, tari is a form of implementation of the expression of the human soul in bentuk rhythmic, interesting and fascinating body movements. Beautiful rhythmic movements are born when the movements of the body correspond to the rhythm of the accompaniment and are accompanied by the attraction of the audience.
Y. Parani, tari is part or all of the rhythmic gestures that are carried out either individually or ingroups. In its presentation is accompanied by certain meaningful expressions.
Corrie Hartong, tari is an impulse that exists in humans to look for expression in the form of rhythmic or regular movements. A new movement is said to dance when a movement is rhythmic or patterned.
Aristotle, tari is a rhythmic movement that aims to visualize people’s dispositions and lives while behaving. Dance became a medium for depicting human activity.
Through the above understanding, the main elements contained in dance art are motion, space and time
Motion, elements are divided into two, namely real (representational) motion and meaning or meaningful motion. Real motion is a motion that mimics daily activities. Whereas meaningful movements are movements that have meaning, and usually the basic movements come from everyday movements but are refined or overhauled so that they do not look like real movements.
Space as a place to move. The place to change is a stage or stage where you can dance, both a closed stage and an open stage. However, in dancing, there is also a place to move imaginatively.
Time in dancing is the time it takes for a dancer to perform a movement. The time in dancing depends largely on how fast (tempo) the dancer is when performing the movement, the length of the beat (rhythm) in performing the movement and the length (duration) of the dancer in performing the movement.
Uses of Dance
1. Religious Facilities or Media
Dance is often used in human religious ceremonies to communicate with God and most dances are used as a sacred religious medium.
2. Means or Media of Association
Dance aims to express the harmony of society. Human beings need interaction with others to create intimacy.
3. Viewing Facilities
Dance is a kind of performance that is murni fun. Each place or region in Indonesia has a different type of dance. By seeing dance, people can be entertained and can relieve confusion.
Ingeneral, dance isuseful for maintaining heart health and flexing the body. In addition, dancing can lose weight and increase energy due to the movements performed. The function of dance also helps the child’s growth and development process become more meaningful
From this, we can understand that dance is not just an ordinary movement, but rather a meaningful movement. Hopefully, after observing and reading dance and its uses, you can enrich the treasures of knowledge that previously existed.