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  • One Innovation Of West Side Story
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    West Side Story is one of the most influential musicals of all time. It's integration of dance and song into the plot was very innovative, because even though it had been done before, it had never been done this well. Jerome Robbins had thought of an adaptation of Romeo and Juliet to a Broadway musical in 1949. He began discussions with librettist Arthur Laurents and composer Leonard Bernstein of a musical called East Side Story, with a plot concentrating on a Catholic girl and a Jewish boy. Oth...
  • New Era In The American Musical Theatre
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    Two great writers of American musical theatre, Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II, had one idea in common. They wanted to present to the American public a new and revolutionary musical that would stand out above the rest. They wanted to make an impact on the societies of the era. They wanted to be creative and do something that was considered rebellious. When they finally combined their ideas together they created an American masterpiece in musical theatre: Oklahoma! It was the first Rodge...
  • Certain Music Concert
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    The Music Made Me Do It Music has a huge impact on the everyday lives of individuals in America today. It is an important part of the sociological self, which causes a person to feel and act in a certain manner. Sensual guitar playing, a suggestive song, hard rock power chords, or a tune from the past are all highly powerful forces in shaping one's actions. I have taken a particular interest in the way that different genres of music affect student's actions at this university. This paper will ta...
  • Popularity Of Jazz Dance
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    History of Jazz Dance "Jazz dance is a form of personal expression created and sustained though improvisation... it has certain defining characteristics, including improvisation, isolation, a centrifugal explosion of energy that radiates outward from the hips, and a propulsive rhythm that gives a swinging quality to the movement". -Bob Bo ross Jazz is a crossbreed of north American cultures, a music and dance of the slaves of Africa, and old European Jigs and its, Minstrel shows and presumably, ...
  • Merengue A Vivid Kaleidoscope Latin Dance
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    Merengue - A Vivid Kaleidoscope Latin Dance has evolved into a vivid kaleidoscope of many different cultures dancing to the beat of a single drum. These types of music which find their origin in African influence have developed into a meshwork of individual sounds and have grown to be identified with a particular culture. An example of such can be seen in the evolution and history of one of these, Merengue. This type of dance is native to the Carribean, however, it has developed and taken its pr...
  • Traditional Dances
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    there National Song and Dance Company of MozambiqueRepertoireThe company's repertoire ranges from traditional dances, choral and instrumental music to modern African ballet, theater, poetical recitation and storytelling, all of which take full advantage of the rich and diverse national culture. Amongst the best known shows within the repertoire are: Em Mocambique, o Sol Nas ceu (The Sun Has Arisen in Mozambique): A spectacular extravaganza featuring the most representative dances of the country,...
  • Music In The Play
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    In literature, music can be used both to enhance the mood of the plot and it can be used as an actual part of the plot or story line. In Shakespeare's play 'Much Ado About Nothing' music is used in both scenarios: both to set the mood and also as part of the actual story, serving as an event in the play, a necessary part in the sequence of events. The mood that is set by the music in the play seems to play a significant role in the progression of the plot in helping the audience become more awar...
  • Of The Musical Styles Among Native
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    Native American music has many different musical styles. Within every Native American tribe there is a variety of musical styles and instruments. In response to the research that I have conducted, there are three main musical styles that are going to be my point of focus. The Sioux Grass Dance, the Zuni Lullaby, and the Iroquois Quiver Dance are the principal methods which contribute to Native American music. The Sioux Grass Dance is considered to be the most popular style of Native American Mus...
  • Name Of My Dance Group
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    As I stand in my starting pose, after the judges have called the name of my dance group, and we have walked out to onto the stage. I can hear the people in the audience applauding and talking. I can hear my heart beating. I can also feel it. I feel like it's about to jump right out of my chest I am so nervous. I have been here once before but never for this age group and we have never been this group. We are the junior tap lines we are one of the best in Arkansas. As the music starts I forget ev...
  • New Dance Style
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    The history of choreography is also very important Any choreography that seems new, fresh and different is usually a variation of something that has been done before. As long as men and women have lived upon this earth, they have danced. The art of movement is among the oldest of the arts. So for eight months I've been learning the skills of hip hop and break dancing by going to at a hip hop club at every week where I learned the basic skills of breaking like how to top-rock and six-step. B-boy ...
  • History Of Latin Dance
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    Latin Dance Essay: Latin Dance originated in many places, for example the countries of Cuba, Brazil and many others. The Latin Dancing that is done today is based on the original styles, but the music and costumes have changed a great deal. For the music of Latin dance, high-hearted flashy upbeat music is played. Many Latin stars have appeared in the last 10 years. For example, Ricky Martin and Jennifer Lopez are the hot Latin singers of today. Their music is filled with passionate words and str...
  • Beautiful Music Roma People
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    Roma Culture By: Andr'e SuissaRomas, or Gypsy, have traveled all over the world starting from India, which is considered their origin however not proven, and ending up as far as Spain where their customs have influenced and changed modern day societies. These diasporas were not deliberate but rather forced on them due to their beliefs. Stereotypes have been created to make Romas look like thieves, which is where the phrase, "I've been gypped", comes from. Gypsies were and still are easy to point...
  • Renaissance Music
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    Music During the Renaissance The vocal forms of the Renaissance were marked by smoothly gliding melodies conceived for the voice. This period of time has been regarded as the golden age of the a cappella style, which means a vocal work without instrumental accompaniment. It's polyphony was based on a principle called continuous imitation, a style in which the motives move from line to line within the texture, often overlapping one another. As a result, the same theme or motive was heard now in t...
  • Number Of Books Of Dance Music
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    Belle Qui Tiens Ma Vie The music of the Renaissance Period was heard in our cathedrals, the Halls of Nobility, and even peoples' homes. The Renaissance music was between the Medieval and Baroque times, about 1450-1600. Some of the instruments were bagpipers, singing peddlers, and pipe-and-drummers. Composers from Northern France, Belgium, and Holland brought the music to its highest point with new styles. In the nearby Netherland Schools, they were greatly interested in the different voices. In ...
  • Dancers Dance
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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 ...
  • Most Important Instruments In Scottish Dance Music
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    The development of Scottish Dance music from the 18th century to the present day and an analysis of its characteristics. 1745 marks a watershed in Scottish dance music. After the Jacobite uprising the music and culture of the Highlands went into decline because the playing of Scottish traditional instruments, the wearing of the kilt and the clan system were outlawed. However, in the North East Scottish dance music flourished from about 1750. This centred around a renewed interest in fiddle playi...
  • Dance Art And Drama
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    The movie "My Fair Lady" satisfies the four elements that define fine arts. These elements include music, dance art and drama. Although the movie is set in a different time period, it still manages to successfully convey the important facets of fine arts. The movie "My Fair Lady" is a 1960's musical, originally adapted from a play, Pygmalion. There are several different types of music included in the film. For example, one of the romantic songs is "I Could Have Danced All Night", which is sung b...
  • Kamba Dances Drums
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    Introduction and background information. For every kind of music there is a culture behind it. Rarely does music develop out of nothing. Culture means the general way of life of a particular people. This includes how they led their lives, how they related to each other, how they related with their neighbors and the like. It also includes what they infer about religion, the supernatural and also about their origin. All this reflects in the kind of music they create. Music just like culture is not...
  • Music And Dances
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    The Arrival of the Spaniards and Their Contributions to Music by the Black American and Native People of Mexico Music and dance is a very important part of everyone's life. We all have our favorite songs, and we all like to dance. Yuma provides us with block parties that target different cultural backgrounds. I had the opportunity to attend a Black History and a Cinco de mayo block party. The difference between the two events were eye-opening. Music and song from each culture had different expre...
  • Composition Of Traditional Music And Dance Styles
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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 cla...

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