Contemporary (what is contemporary dance?)

by Sudhir

1.What is contemporary?

2.What are the techniques of contemporary?
3.How can the contemporary dance form be choreographed?
4.What are the types of contemporary?

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Jul 17, 2011
Answer from Maria
by: Maria

Dear Sudhir,

1. You will find a definition of contemporary dance in our glossary. Just scroll down the following page until you find it:

Page about dance terms

2. We also have a page that explains the techniques of contemporary dance. Here's the link:

Contemporary dance techniques

3. There is one method for choreographing contemporary dance in the following page:

Dance composition method

4. There are as many types of contemporary dance as choreographic projects or choreographers are… However, you can make your self an idea of important trends, in our page for contemporary dance history and through our directory of contemporary dance companies. Here are the links:

Contemporary dance history

Contemporary dance companies

I hope those pages provide you with enough answers. Still, I will always be here to help you further in case you need more information.

Best wishes,


Jul 22, 2012
by: Alejandra Rodríguez

Muchísimas gracias por la dedicación a crear esta completísima página.

En la lista de Compañías de Danza Contemporánea en Chile, aparece sólo Isabel Croxatto pero hay una buena cantidad más.

Felicitaciones por todo el aporte.

Jul 22, 2012
Maria's reply to Alexandra
by: Maria

Hello Alexandra!

Thanks for your kind message.

We don't have more Chilean dance companies in our listings because they haven't yet submitted their data to be part of our directory.

If you know some of them, it would be great to let them know that they just need to fill in the correspondent form to join us (it is free). Here's the link to the submission form:

Submit the data of your contemporary dance company to be included in's directory.

I wish you a lot of dance!

Warm regards,


Apr 29, 2018
costumes and music instruments of contemporary dance
by: Anonymous

dear madam ,

myself Ajaykumar savane .from India

a research scholar . i want to know and want information the
pattern of costumes useed in contemporary dance ,their fabrics, designs etc.

and the music instruments , and music types which used in contemporary dance.

May 01, 2018
Reply for Ajaykumar
by: Maria

Dear Ajaykumar,

There are no established costumes or music in contemporary dance. Each choreographer and project can create their own freely. To have a better understanding, I recommend you to read the following pages:

Video examples of contemporary dance

Contemporary dance history

Contemporary dance techniques

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