DAVID asked in Arts & HumanitiesDancing · 1 year ago

Why do so many dancers preform barefoot?

I have watched many T.V dance show(e.g-World Of Dance,So You Think You Can Dance)and the one thing Ive noticed is how the majority of the dancers go in bare feet.A few of the acts do wear shoes but most of them don't.Is their any particular reason why this is so.

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  • edward
    Lv 7
    1 year ago

    It’s easier by 100 percent

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  • 1 year ago

    They get better traction that way.

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  • 1 year ago

    It is mostly the dancers preference and sometimes it is for ascetic. But I am barefoot for my solo and I do it for grip on slippery stages and I prefer it.

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  • 1 year ago

    Dancers have danced barefoot for millennia. It's just a different type of dance from tap or ballet. Not every kind of dance calls for shoes.

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  • Anonymous
    1 year ago

    They get better traction that way.

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  • 1 year ago

    It is a hallmark of contemporary dance owing to the traditions established by its pioneers like Isadora Duncan (although I'm not sure how many young performers today realize this)...

    Duncan and others wanted to get the art away from what they considered the rigid formality of traditional dance, notably ballet which she found to be mechanical and stiff. They took their inspiration from natural movements such as the ocean's waves, trees swaying in the wind and animals running gracefully.

    Duncan also took inspiration from classical Greek statues and artworks, eschewing highly formal dance costumes in favor of loose wraps, toga-style dresses and dancing barefoot.

    All of the above were designed, again, to move the focus of dance away from precise lines and movement (which artists like Duncan found to be mechanical and artificial) to a more naturalistic and flowing expression.

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  • so
    Lv 6
    1 year ago

    Bare feet are in right now.

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  • Ludwig
    Lv 6
    1 year ago

    In Memory of Sandie Shaw, who against all odds, won the Eurovision Song Contest for Britain. In 1967.

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  • 1 year ago

    Stilts cause bad balance.

    • lizardmomma
      Lv 7
      1 year agoReport

      It would be difficult to dance on stilts. I could barely walk on them. lol

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