Definition of modern dance in English:

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modern dance

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[mass noun]
A free expressive style of dancing that developed in the early 20th century as a reaction to classical ballet. In recent years it has included elements not usually associated with dance, such as speech and film.
Example sentences
  • The main genres of choreographed dance are ballet, modern dance, and jazz dance.
  • Glen, I think, really started to wed the two different styles of classical ballet with modern dance.
  • Deborah expressed regrets about the stark separation of classical ballet and modern dance.

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