Zouk




巴西祖克是從90年代末,20年代初開始流行的相對新穎的雙人舞,雖然此種舞蹈經常被稱為「祖克」,但正確應該要稱為巴西祖克,以和祖克作區隔,祖克原意是來自Guadeloupe和Martinique的音樂和舞蹈。 而巴西祖克是非常多元的舞蹈,在速度、力量、動作的種類和舞者貼近的程度有非常大範圍的差異,根據舞、音樂和不同的風格而定。 巴西祖克的節奏可以是非常迅速且簡潔有力,也可以非常輕柔緩慢,且富有流動感。 巴西祖克強調舞者和舞伴間的身體律動和連結,且不像salsa、bachata和kizomba有屬於該舞蹈的音樂,巴西祖克使用的音樂非常廣泛,被稱為Zoukable,意思是可以跳巴西祖克的音樂,包括R&B、kizomba、Caribbean、zouk、pop和其他不同的音樂。

Brazilian Zouk is a relatively young partner dance from the late 90’s/early 2000’s. Although the dance is often referred to just as “Zouk”, it should be called Brazilian Zouk to differentiate it from Zouk, which is the name of the music and dance from Guadeloupe and Martinique. Brazilian Zouk is a very dynamic dance. There is a huge range in speed, energy, type of movement, and closeness, depending on the dancers, the music, and the style being danced. It can be fast, energetic, and sharp sometimes and slow, calm, and fluid at others. Brazilian Zouk emphasizes body movement and connection between partners. Unlike salsa, bachata, and kizomba, Brazilian Zouk does not have its own music, but songs from a wide variety of music are considered “zoukable” (meaning able to dance Zouk with) including RnB, kizomba, Caribbean zouk, pop, and many more.

See Glenn's article Brazilian Zouk History (A short introduction) for more information.
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