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Do you agree or disagree with the following statement? Dancing plays an important role in a culture. Use specific reasons and examples to support your answer.

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I agree dancing plays an important role in culture. Culture can be defined as the way of behaviors and life. The rituals, dances, arts, music and beliefs of a population are passed down from generation to generation.

Dance generally refers to body movements made in a particular manner on a rhythmic music. Dance is used as the form of expressions and social interaction in a spiritual or performance setting. Dance is also a type of non-verbal communication.

Different categories of the dance are broadly Solo dance, Partner dance and Group dance. Dance is preformed for various purposes like Ceremonial dance, Religious dance, Performance dance, Social dance etc. Some of the old forms of dance and music are Waltz; Tango; Disco; Hip-Hop etc. Those are performed with music. Music can be classified as Classical music, Classical ballet and Light music.

Majority of times dance is accompanied by music, however it can also be presented independently to provide its own accompaniment like a tap dance. Dance also denotes a sport activity. Initially this term was used for competitive ballroom dancing, in its International Style.

These days there are many TV programs promoting dancing on TV shows named “Nach-Balieye”. Those programs are popularizing dancing activity internationally. There are music competitions too for the participants to win and become Indian Idol.

The state of Punjab in India is the origin of “Bhangra” dance. It is widely known both as a style of music and a dance. It is mostly used to celebrate good harvest by the farmers. This is also expression of love, patriotism or current social issues. Similarly in Gujarat state of India; “Garba” dance is performed to worship and please Goddess Amba.

In conclusion dance plays important role in cultures.

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Creative Artists should always be given the freedom to express their own ideas in words, pictures, music or films in whichever way they wish. There should be no government restriction on what they do.

To what extent do you agree or disagree with this?

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I do not fully agree to the view. Artists must be given freedom to perform and develop their art to a highest level. But in the process, their art work should not become vulgar & obscene and the respective governments must ensure and exercise governmental control on such production. Otherwise this can be very detrimental for the mental and physical health of the viewers, very specially students and children who are the national assets.

Educative films on current affairs, world economy, business, education, health, space related, wild life protection, and technological-development are most useful for the entire society whereas Crime movies, Horror movies and Blue films are most detrimental to the society by large. Such production must be minutely censored under governmental supervision and control.

All horror movies are far away from realism and viewing such movies cause deterioration of mental health and throw viewers sick needing long psychiatric treatment and still many do not regain normalcy. Furthermore many product advertisements of Cigarettes, Cigars, Tobacco products and Alcohol etc wrongly motivate youngsters to consume them and soon they fall into the trap and become addicts and spoil their lives.

Many advertisements show the models burning themselves into flames and jumping from tall buildings and yet safely land on ground. Cases have happened the youngsters tried to imitate those advertisements and killed themselves.

 

In nutshell while artists must be given full liberty to exhibit their art-work to public by large, strict Governmental Supervision & Control must also be exercised in order to ensure that nothing is exposed to public that could be injurious to their mental & physical health.

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*Note: – The words underlined in the subject at top, are the key words.

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