Apollo’s Angels Chapter 4 Annotated Question (DANCE HISTORY PAPER
An annotation is a comment or an explanation that refers to a specific source (Apollo’s Angels) and serves to identify insights and relevant thoughts to a commonly identified subject (Dance). An annotated question will follow this same process, beginning with a comment and concluding with a question that has been initiated from that comment. As we explore this annotation process, it is important to present specific references from the Apollo’s Angels reading and/or supplemental sources.
The following is an example of a reading excerpt and a question. You will respond, citing examples from the text to support your ideas. Although not required, extra reading sources included in your response will merit extra credit on your grade.
Chapter 1:Kings of Dance– Dance adapts under various rules
As dance developed throught the Renaissance, it became a tool that poets and scholars believed might enhance man’s opportunity for salvation. The Academie de Poesie et Musique (Poetry and Music Academy), established in 1570 under Catherine de M’edici, saught to to pusue the ideas that dance, music, and language when created with a sensitivity to “number, proportion, and design…could elucidate the occult order of the universe, thus revealing God” (Homans, 2010, p.5). These ideas would lead to the creation in 1581 of what has been called the first ballet du cour, Le Ballet Comique de la Reine.
As the rule of France changed, though, the purpose of dance and its creation also began to change. Under the leadership of Louis XIII and then his son Louis XIV, dance began to take on a different structure and usage. What do you identify as critical events/ideas that helped to shift focus from connecting with God to satisfying human desires?
Homans, J. (2010). Apollo’s Angels. New York, New York: Random House
Your response to the question does not need to be absolutely conclusive. In 1-2 pages, present an idea or two that respond to the question. Strong and logical ideas supported with relevant citations are needed to complete this exercise.
Please submit an annotated question by Friday October 21st that relates to your reading of Homan’s chapter 4,Romantic Illusions and the Rise of the Ballerina.
You will need to offer an additional resource in preparing this question. That means two all together. This is not an option this time, it is a requirement. I would suggest that part of your set up to the question be a definition of romanticism. Note: a dictionary definition will not be counted as your additional source but feel free to utilize one if you like. This question will be graded on form ( clarity in presentation), format (following the assignment guidelines), and content (quality and depth of the question). Warning: Long winding questions are not necessarily insightful.