• World Of Ballet Dancers Gordon Male
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    Off Balance: The Real World of Ballet By Suzanne Gordon Ballet in the United States thrived in the 1970's. Ballet dancers like Mikhail Baryshnikov and Natalia Makarovna were household names. People knew the stories of their defection and the beauty of their performances. Families could watch performances of American Ballet Theatre (ABT) on television, and if you had enough money you could attend the yearly Nutcracker Ball and socialize with the dancers. In 1979, after ABT's management locked th...
  • Opening Night Dancers Ballet Dance
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    In watching a professional ballet one doesnt realize how much work is put into making the production come to life. Both the dancers and the choreographers put every ounce of energy and emotion into telling their story. It takes years for a ballerina to train for the labor that goes into becoming professional, however just weeks to learn a full-length ballet. Dancers can sometimes be put through months of sore muscles in order to train. Often ballet dancers are told to loose weight in order to l...
  • Evolution Of Square Dancing
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    The Evolution of Square Dancing What do the words "square dance" mean to you For most they bring on images of red barns full of men in cowboy hats and women in gingham dresses skipping along as a fiddler plays and the cows and horses look on. These dances are often thought of as a thing of the 1930's or something we see in movies such as Oklahoma. However, the form we know of today has far outgrown that stigma. Square dancing is popular across the world and is performed by all ages. Square dance...
  • Swan Lake Vs Revelations
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    Alvin Ailey's Revelations and Tchaikovsky's Swan Lake are two different styles of dance from very different points in history. Revelations is a contemporary dance and Swan Lake is a classical dance. Each dance has certain points that have made it critically acclaimed. They both incorporate different styles of dance but they do share a few characteristics. The stage props and the lighting seemed to be different in each performance. Swan Lake had a backdrop of a lake. This was key for this dance....
  • Fairy Tales Dance Story Dancers
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    Fairy Tales I love to see Professional Dances, such as ballet and Riverdance. But what is even better is seeing dancers who aren't professionals. I love going to see Dance Studios Dance Recitals. What I really like about them is that it shows up much people like to dance, but doesn't show true talent. Not to long ago I attended Dave Ragnacci's School of Dance recital, Fairy Tales. This play was set up as if every scene was a fairy tale story. When the curtain opened, it started, as the dancers ...
  • Dance Difficulties Eating Disorder
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    As an extremely challenging and physically demanding pastime, it makes sense that a career in dance has lots of pressures that go along with it. This should come as no surprise seeing that every professional sport requires hard work and at least some sacrifice. It is questionable, however, if there is maybe too much pressure put on dancers in this day and age. Many people do not realize what it takes for a person to make it as a dancer, the dedication and drive the person must have. The fact of ...
  • Nick Johnson Dance Dancers Piece
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    Hollie Hutchinson April 16, 2005 Dance 140 Stephanie ThibeaultThe many signs of Dance 'To learn the language of dance, one must perform.' That quote is taken from C. Nicholas Johnson, director of dance. In the following paper, I will review the Wichita Contemporary Dance Theater performance that took place April 8-9 at 7: 30. I will be reviewing Friday nights performance. As C. Nicholas Johnson said, 'In doing so, we hope to encourage personal growth beyond the art itself. Ever since I heard ab...
  • Native American Ritual Dancing
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    Native American Ritual Dancing "It has often been said that the North American Indians 'dance out' their religions" (Vecsey 51). There were two very important dances for the Sioux tribe, the Sun Dance and the Ghost Dance. Both dances show the nature of Native American spirituality. The Ghost Dance and the Sun Dance were two very different dances, however both promote a sense of community. "The Sun Dance was the most spectacular and important religious ceremony of the Plains Indians of 19 th-cen...
  • Common Grounds Dance Music Poetry
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    First of all, I would like to give a definition of what a dance and poetry is. Dancing is the art of moving the body in time to the music. Dancing is both an art and communication. Poetry is the art, theory, or structure of poems. Poem is a rhythmical composition, expressing experiences, ideas, or emotions, imaginative, and powerful. I think the dancers, the choreographers, and everybody that was involved with creating and directing the dance performance did an awesome job putting dance, poetry ...
  • Filipino America Fil Tony Dancers
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    Nostalgia in When the Dancers Came Bienvenido Santos When the Dancers Came, shares a common trait with the rest of his short stories in Scent of Apples. It is the trait that examines the sense of loss in the Filipino American community-a loss of home, country, and family. In When the Dancers Came, Santos portrays this loss through the main characters of the story, Fili mon Fil Aca yan and Antonio Tony Ba taller. Therefore, the main concentration of this dramatic story is the nostalgia that goes ...
  • Dancer Practice Perfect Time
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    A dancer, a real dancer is someone who puts all of his or her heart, soul, and hard work into dancing. A dancer is someone who practices until its perfect and never gives up. A dancer is someone who gives their all even when they don't feel like it. A dancer dances when music is playing and often times when it is not. A dancer lives for their performance, their few minutes of fame. It was that time. It was time for the performance. She was ready. She had prepared most of her life for this night...
  • Moon Water Movements Dancers Dance
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    In western dance there is a preconceived view of the dancers' role on stage. On stage we often see male dancers with female dancers. Also there are set roles and certain movements for female and male performers. In Moon Water you see neutrality in gender. In Moon Water a dancer is just that, a dancer. Moon Water breaks free from the very restricting aspect of how we perceive the roles of the male and female dancers. In Adair's Women and Dance, Adair states, "as the body is central to dance trai...
  • A Reaction Paper Politics And Weight In Dance Companies
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    Bolshoi Decides It's Over Before 'Fat' Lady Dances NYTimes. com; September 16, 2003; by Sophia Kishkovsky A Reaction Paper "Height and weight are not the test of a great ballerina," said Anastasia Volochkova. This well-known ballerina was fired from the Bolshoi theatre for being "hard to lift" and not fit for a pas de deux. I agree with Ms. Volochkova's statement. I believe that your strength, determination and willingness to work hard and constantly improve your abilities are qualit...
  • Movements It Could Also Symbolise The Dance Dancers Piece Evil
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    Review on Faking It by Motionhouse. Motionhouse created a seductive world of theatrical illusion and deceitful magic, where nothing is quite what it seems, in their production Faking It. The theme of the piece is supported primarily by the lighting, costume, and accompaniment but exceptionally by the movement and the set. The piece is very unique, because of this. All the above factors give me the impression that the theme is that of breaking away from evil, braking away from an intimidation to ...
  • Salsa Dance Floor Dancing People
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    Beliefs And Values Seen in Contemporary Salsa Dancing Salsa culture is being consumer ized throughout the world and with it the ideals of Latin culture are being spread. Salsa is being, transferred, translated, transculturated and sold all over the world via multinational corporations (Cultural Studies, pg. 1). With the massive spread of popularity and the mainstream commercialism Salsa dancing has been molded to every different "walk" of life. Even though the Latin ideals still link the dancer ...
  • Eating Disorder Dancers Ballet Body
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    On August 12, 2001, NBC aired the network movie Dying to Dance. Character Alyssa Lennox starved herself to "improve" her body alignment for the purpose of satisfying requirements for the Metropolitan Dance Company. Alyssa weighed 104 pounds at the start of her career. She weighed a drastic and dangerous 84 pounds at the end of 3 months. Alyssa was abusing herbal pills, laxatives, and came near to purchasing the drug "Speed" to keep herself awake. Alyssa was hospitalized because she suddenly fai...
  • Afro American Dance Samuel
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    Samuel A. Floyd, Jr. stated in his essay that the development of Black music and Black dance in the United States each influenced the other in their mutually dependent evaluations. In Floyd's essay he touch's base with only some of the numerously wide variety of historical dancers, dances of the Afro-American culture, and music compositions that lead to the development of Black dance in the United States. This essay serves the purpose for the use of springboard for more esoteric research for cl...