DISCUSSION: In 1935, Dunham began studying the dance forms of the Caribbean. These dances had origins in African dance (lines 28-31).
The passage contradicts all the wrong answers.
- Lines 10-11 show that both Caribbean and Pacific-island cultures used body isolation. But that’s just one technique – we have no idea how similar the two dance cultures were in other respects. Meanwhile, the passage implies that Caribbean dance culture was most similar to African dance culture, since Caribbean dance had its origins in African dance.
- Lines 10-11 mention that Pacific-island dance cultures also used body-isolation. So they might have used these techniques before Caribbean dancers started using them.
- Lines 45-47 show that Dunham used her Caribbean experience to create new forms of ballet.
- Lines 1-5 show that Dunham was the first to incorporate Caribbean body-isolation techniques into modern American dance.
- CORRECT. Lines 30-31 support this. Caribbean dance culture was influenced by its origins in African dance culture.This is a fairly straightforward answer, if you get to it. You should always glance over all five answers before spending too much time on any one of them.
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