What is the major trend in ballet, music, and other performing arts during the past three decades toward?The choices for major trends are: a. Support of particular political systems. b. ...
What is the major trend in ballet, music, and other performing arts during the past three decades toward?
The choices for major trends are:
a. Support of particular political systems.
b. Individual expression.
c. Uniform pieces developed according to a clear standard.
d. Formal arrangements of composition.
You will probably feature different answers to the question based on personal beliefs and ideas. I would say that the exploration of individual expression has probably become more present in the performance arts over the last three decades. As more narratives have become integrated into the social fabric and discourse, performing arts have reflected this with the notion of individual expression in the hopes of bringing previously marginalized voices from margin to center. This can be seen as a political statement, but I think that the primary motivation is to bring out an individual expression or voice. For example, Twyla Tharp was able to fuse different styles of expression into her ballet, while Tony Kushner was able to bring out the experience of what it is to be gay in 1980s Conservative America, while the growing popularity of endeavors such as the Alvin Ailey Dance Company reflect the desire to laud personal experience. In each of these, the individual artist and their voice is what drives performance and expression, helping to create art that is transformative of reality and one's vision and place in the world.