Dance : Non-European

Information is taken from the current Arts and Sciences Handbook. Any discrepancies are resolved in favor of the official printed version found at the arts section of the Kingdom of Meridies Homepage.

General Comments not specific to any category

If there is no documentation, the item will not be judged to afford the entrant the opportunity to better exhibit their piece and re-enter the next fair.

Genre' Definitions for Middle Eastern Dance:

NOTE: There may be subdivisions within areas that should be addressed by the performer in their introduction and documentation if they wish complexity standards to be focused further.

General Guidelines for Middle Eastern Dance:

Documentation Guidelines for Middle Eastern Dance:

Documentation Categories for Middle Eastern Dance:

Authenticity Category: As supported by documentation

The documentation should address and the performance should reflect the following points:

Complexity Category: As supported by documentation

The documentation should address and the performance should display a complexity of performance appropriate to the time/place/culture of the dance. Complexity should be judged appropriate to genre of the dance presented. For example Persian is judged against Persian standards and not Indian standards so that pieces are not held to a standard outside of their genre. Entrants should consider that a simple piece will have a lower complexity score. If an entrant wishes the opportunity for a higher score, it is expected that they will choose to perform a more complex piece. The complexity score reflects the following points:

Technical Merit Category: As supported by documentation, where possible. Not all of these skills were considered/recognized in period. Documentation should address those that were period concepts. Documentation should address the technical skills demonstrated in the performance. The Technical Merit score should reflect the following where appropriate:

Artistic Merit Category: As supported by documentation

Documentation should address artistic merit demonstrated in the performance. Artistic merit includes the following:

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