- What is the lecture mainly about?
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- A. Differences between theatrical ballet and modern dance.
- B. Ways in which modern dance changed during the twentieth century.
- C. Factors that limited Isadora Duncan’s opportunities to perform.
- D. A pioneer of a new type of performing art.
- Why does the professor mention modern art and modern music?
- A. To illustrate how different art forms can interact with one another.
- B. To identity some characteristics shared by all forms of artistic expression.
- C. To explain that modem dance also broke with traditions.
- D. To compare the attitudes of European and American critics to modern dance.
- What were two characteristics of Isadora Duncan’s dance performances?
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- A. She danced to contemporary musical compositions.
- B. She wore free-flowing costumes.
- C. She used set designs inspired by nature.
- D. She danced without shoes.
- Why does the professor mention that Duncan watched Anna Pavlova practice?
- A. To help explain how Duncan’s opinion of ballet was formed.
- B. To show how modern dance began to spread throughout the works.
- C. To reinforce the importance of dancers working together.
- D. To help explain why Duncan decided to become a professional dancer.
- What does the professor imply about the rivalry between classical ballet and modern dance?
- A. Audiences have generally been unaware of it.
- B. Critics tend to exaggerate Duncan’s role in it.
- C. It is not as strong now as it was in Duncan’s time.
- D. It increased as modern dance became more popular than classical ballet.
- Why does the professor say this: 🎧
- A. To explain why Duncan was invited to perform in Russia.
- B. To indicate that the Russian government strongly supported ballet.
- C. To explain why there were more dance critics in Russia than in most other countries.
- D. To help explain why Duncan’s style was not appreciated by some dance critics.
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