Dance step and movement: a study of the factors affecting step and movement of Kinze dance among the Akamba
Kilonzo, Lucy A.
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The purpose of this study was to investigate in depth the factors that affect music dance step and movement in Kinze dance. The emphasis was to single out these factors under three major areas, namely: The cultural, social and physical or environmental factors. Establish how they affect the music dance step and movement and find out a possible solution, on how to preserve dancing style steps and movement of a dance as it develops. A total of 30 dancing troupes were singled out for observation in the Southern part of Machakos District. The selection was done from a purposive sample where the groups were divided into 3 strata; that is dancing troupes from marginal boundary to the North, the unaffected at the middle and the marginal boundary in the South were observed. Data was obtained by means of interview schedule, and observation schedule. Data obtained in the study revealed that there is divergence and digration in the dances. It was also found that, women are the main actors as far as music and dance is concerned.
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