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Pacific Rim; Asian Cultures: . Countries that touch the Pacific Ocean. 1.1 Chinese Dancing . Chinese Fan Dance. Chinese Sword dance. single , double or dagger swords may be used . tassels elegant , with heroic bearing and abundant variations. - PowerPoint PPT Presentation


Pacific Rim; Asian Cultures:

Pacific Rim; Asian Cultures:

Countries that touch the Pacific Ocean1.1 Chinese Dancing Chinese Fan DanceThe fan dance highlights delicate movements with constantly changing rhythm, which is dynamic and graceful.

Chinese Sword dancesingle, double or dagger swords may be used.tassels elegant, with heroic bearing and abundant variations. Positions "standing sword" and "moving sword".

Kabuki begun around 1603. draws its inspiration from popular stories and scandalsOkuni, the first woman to dance Kabuki In 1629 women were banned, and replaced with men-only actors.skilled in dancing, acting, impressive control of voice, and ability to make exaggerated poses.Drama/Theatre - Pacific Rim : Japanese Culture

Kabuki Theatre DesignIn addition there is a long walkway (hanamichi) that connects the bulk of the auditorium and the stage, and is used for significant entrances

Music- Pacific Rim

Instruments: kithara, the gamelon, the sheng, flutes, the gong, Taiko drums, and xylophones. The vocal tone by Asian cultures is very harsh and nasal. Music was used extensively in ceremonies and rituals, and to accompany Kabuki Theater in Japan

1.2 Visual Art of the pacific rim

Islamic ArchitectureMuslims (the name given to people who practice Islam).Artist could not create images of people or animals-seen as competition with God Symmetrical patterns to decorate surfaces; called arabesques also used calligraphy for decoration. interiors show more ornate decoration than the exteriors.large, pointed domes.pointed or horseshoe shaped altar.symmetrically balanced exteriors

The Dome of the Rock built between 687 to 691 in Jerusalem,

Asian Temple Architecture

Buddhism-philosophy rather than a religion. 6th century BC in India.equality of all beings living in moderation gaining enlightenmentspiritual fulfillment through meditationCloseness to natureseries of gods and goddessesA stupa is a mound-like structure containing Buddhist relics, used as a place of worship, they would walk around the mound praying

The Chinese stupa, called a pagoda, towers Wood is the most common building materialcolored glazed tiles were used on the roofs. Roofs are large, hipped, and low-pitched. Buddhist Temples in china

1.3 Visual Art Asian Art Forms :Chinese CalligraphyCalligraphy means beautiful writing, Written right to left in vertical columns. Each symbol stands for a word, symbols are combined to create new wordsSimilar to hieroglyphics of Egyptians. painted with a brush and ink. It was believed that the soul of the person writing was exposed in the words.

Chinese Scroll painting painting on a long piece of paper or silkcould be hanging or horizontal (hand-scrolls). scrolls were kept rolled up, unroll them to enjoy. only opened up small sections of the scroll at a time and savor each part of scroll

categories of Chinese painting Religious Paintings of buddhaLandscape Paintings The landscape was the most popular subject of Chinese paintings.Portrait Paintings - Portraits of emperors Flora and Fauna paintings- Flora deals with plant life fauna with animal life. many plants and animals had symbolic meaning:

Japanese Origamiori meaning "folding", and kami meaning "paper"; later changed to gamistarted in the 17th century AD became popular outside Japan in the mid-1900s. folding a flat sheet of material into finished sculptureNo glue or tape allowedJapanese paper crane


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