Contemporary also includes Ballet, African dance and Body Conditioning.
One of the most emotive forms of dance, contemporary dance is an exploration of the total movement potential of the body, and is not bound by set standards or defined styles like jazz and ballet are.
Contemporary dancers aim to express their own personal vision, often by experimenting and collaborating with other dancers to develop new, more individual approaches to choreography and movement.
A blend of classical ballet’s leg technique, and the modern dance’s focus on the torso, contemporary dance does not necessarily aim to tell a story, and can look disordered, even though it does rely on technique.
Unpredictable changes in rhythm, speed and direction are often utilised, and elements from far-flung dance cultures, such traditional African dance and elements from Japanese contemporary dance, known as Butoh, are often incorporated.