If you ask any dancer if dance is an art, they will tell you yes but they will also tell you that it is a sport. This is because most dances train for hours a week to perfect their moves. Dance is a visual art that can be seen in the moves that the dancers make and how they execute a dance. When a dance performs they are telling you a story, with the music and moves they can bring the words of that story to life. There are all kinds of places that are embracing dance as art.
One photographer Kevin Richardson from New York has started a project to showcase this art. The project is called Dance As Art and he cast dancers for photo shoots all over New York City. New York is the place to be if you are a dance and Richardson wanted to showcase how beautiful the dancers are through photographs. These photographs can be found on his website. Each photo shows the elegance of the dancers poses and it also showcases the flexibility that a dance must achieve for some of these moves.
Dance is also considered an art when it comes to performing that is why theatres like to showcase dancers on their stages. It is the dance that is the art and many people enjoy watching these dances perform. Dance is an art but it’s value is underestimated because it is a form of entertainment. Any person that has ever been to a gallery to see a person’s art can tell you that dance is just as mesmerizing. There is a lot of value in watching them but the dancers also value it as art. Art is a way a person expresses themselves and dancer use dance to do that.
If you don’t think dance is an art, then let me see you put your extended leg up to your ear or just and do a perfect split in the air and land graceful. Dance is an art form that we enjoy to watch and the dancers enjoy doing it. The way that the dancers move is why it is an art form and like all forms of art, dance makes you feel something when you watch it. Next time you go to see someone or a group dance, think about the story they are tell and how their moves tell that story.
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