Modern- Contemporary

Modern dance is a dance form developed in the early 20th century. In the early 1900s European and American dancers started to rebel against the rigid constraints of Classical Ballet. Shedding the authoritarian controls surrounding classical ballet technique, costume, and shoes, these early modern dance pioneers focused on creative self-expression rather than on technical virtuosity. Modern dance is a more relaxed, free style of dance in which choreographers use emotions and moods to design their own steps, in contrast to ballet's structured code of steps. In the United States of America people such as Alvin Ailey, Loie Fuller, Isadora Duncan, Ruth St Denis, Doris Humphrey, Katherine Dunham, and also

Martha Graham developed, styled and also laid down the foundations of American modern dance.

IDDA offers an in-depth exposition of Modern-Contemporary Styles in Western Dance with Manish Gohil and troupe and Mrs Ila Dalal. (For a complete profile, please visit 'The Faculty'.