DANCE

Dance is a performing art form consisting of purposefully selected sequences of human movement. Dance can be categorized and described by its choreography, by its repertoire of movements, or by its historical period or place of origin. This movement has aesthetic and symbolic value, and is acknowledged as dance by performers and observers within a particular culture.

An important distinction is to be drawn between the contexts of theatrical and participatory dance, although these two categories are not always completely separate; both may have special functions, whether social, ceremonial, competitive, erotic, martial, or sacred/liturgical.

Indian classical music provides accompaniment and dancers of nearly all the styles wear bells around their ankles to counterpoint and complement the percussion. Most classical forms are centred upon dance alone, but performance dance may also appear in opera and other forms of musical theatre.

MUSIC

Music is an art form and cultural activity whose medium is sound organized in time. The common elements of music are pitch, rhythm, dynamics, and the sonic qualities of timbre and texture. The creation, performance, significance, and even the definition of music vary according to culture and social context. 

Music is performed with a vast range of instruments and vocal techniques ranging from singing to rapping; there are solely instrumental pieces, solely vocal pieces  and pieces that combine singing and instruments.

Music can be divided into genres and genres can be further divided into subgenres, although the dividing lines and relationships between music genres are often subtle, sometimes open to personal interpretation, and occasionally controversial. 

There are many types of music, including popular music, traditional music, art music, music written for religious ceremonies and work songs such as chanteys. Music is composed and performed for many purposes, ranging from aesthetic pleasure, religious or ceremonial purposes, or as an entertainment product for the marketplace.

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