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Dance is the quintessential ephemeral cultural artifact. No

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Dance is the quintessential ephemeral cultural artifact. No culture discovered to date has been entirely danceless, yet western notions of dance culture, both before and after the advent of film, have often been fraught with (i)_______, colonialism, and exoticism. Until recently, it was not uncommon for a college-level dance history syllabus to (ii)______ the idea of cultural progress by starting with the so-called "primitivism" of African tribes or "aboriginal" dancing in the Americas and then moving toward a perceived cultural (iii)_______ in the modern ballets.


Blank (i) Blank (ii) Blank (iii)
denigration deconstruct vernacular
reverence promote apotheosis
aloofness excoriate atavism



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Re: Dance is the quintessential ephemeral cultural artifact. No [#permalink] New post 04 Dec 2019, 16:29
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1. The first blank needs a word which goes along with colonialism and exoticism - both derogatory in meaning. Reverence is positive tone while aloofness is more or less neutral. "denigrate" does the job well.
2. The syllabus does something starting with primitivism to a higher stage of modern ballet. This denotes that the syllabus takes something from a "0" to a "1" or "2" in the increasing order. This means a positive connotation for what the syllabus does. Deconstruct will be more on the same level; excoriate is more negative. The only one which fits well is "promote"
3. The last blank requires something which fills the "modern" status. It cannot be atavism which will a reoccurrence of something. Vernacular does not capture the essence but "apotheosis" does.
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