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What is contemporary dance?
The type of dance now referred to as contemporary dance emerged in Europe and the United States after World War II. It followed modern dance and some say it began with the post-modernistic trends. Because all art is “contemporary”, that is, current for the person who experiences it during his/her time, the expression has applied to various techniques and esthetics that appeared during the course of the 20th century. Today, this concept is reserved for choreographers and works that fall within the field of modern dance and extensions of it. Resulting at first from a desire to stand out from previous generations, contemporary dancers took control of the concept and made it their own, tacitly recognizing among themselves an identical means of dealing with the issues of body movement.