Modern dance, born in 20th century is a dance style that centers on a dancer's own interpretations instead of structured steps, as in traditional ballet dancing. Modern dancers reject the limitations of classical ballet and favor movements derived from the expression of their inner feelings.

Modern dance encourages dancers to use their emotions and moods to design their own steps and routines instead of following a structured code of technique, as in ballet. In opposition to ballet, modern dance deliberate its use of gravity While classical ballet dancers strive to be light and airy on their feet, modern dancers often use their body weight to enhance movement.


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