Learn & Understand

Learn & Understand

Keys for understanding dance and its history


Dance/Performance, figure of burlesques

An action taken by an artist who throws his body into the struggle , performance has seen its forms ceaselessly multiply and renew themselves. It is thus difficult or even impossible to precisely define it or to identify its limits. The borders have thus become increasingly porous between performance and contemporary dance which is, for its part, open to movements from other disciplines or to those from everyday life. All the same, we can wonder what performance has given to dance or what dance, in certain works, takes from performance.

Contemporary Technique(s)

This thema in the form of a question is searching for the technique(s) revealed by various contemporary dance shows and also aims to give an idea of the training methods or technical training of contemporary dancers.

Dance from elsewhere

Upon the exhibition "Rebel bodies" presented at the Musée des Confluences of Lyon from September 13, 2016 to March 5, 2017, Numeridanse propose to discover four major themes of this retrospective. The themas "Vulnerable Dance," "Dancing virtuoso," "Highbrow and popular Dance" and "Dance from elswhere" present choreographers and performers that have marked the dance of the 20th century.

Female / Male

There are men’s dances and women’s dances; movements, steps and attitudes which are more suited to one sex than the other. There are others in which the two come together and, in their incessant close contact, evoke the relationship which has bound them together since the dawn of time. Social norms, values and ideals ascribed to the movement often dictate gender roles. Dance is a reflection of this fundamental identity issue. This "Thema" deals with the subject.