a form of contemporary theatrical and concert dance employing a special technique for developing the use of the entire body in movements expressive of abstract ideas.
Words nearby modern dance
Origin of modern dance
First recorded in 1910–15
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British Dictionary definitions for modern dance
a style of free and expressive theatrical dancing not bound by the classical rules of ballet
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