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  • Sleeping Beauty In Comique De La Reine
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    Both Ballet Comique De La Reine and Sleeping Beauty have some similarities of the royal French Court such as costumes, some social dancing, mannerisms and scenery. They were both very expensive and lavish ballets. The first act of Sleeping Beauty is a portrayal of what the royal French courts were like around the same time as Ballet Comique De La Reine. But, both ballets have differences, especially in the time and location of the ballets. Besides the fact that Ballet Comique De La Reine was fiv...
  • Ballet When Dance
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    Ballet When dance appeared as a popular, and common, form of entertainment in the late fifteenth and sixteenth centuries performances included mixtures of acrobatics, speech and song. The performances were created on a large scale for those of royalty and on a smaller scale for the more common people. The entertainment in the court often held that of a political agenda. These dances were used to show off the court' magnificent appearance and were written and conceived as subtle propaganda. For i...
  • Request To Lord Brahma
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    Like many Indian arts, Indian dance also has its root in religion. Without the religious and cultural background of India, the growth and beauty of Indian dance is not possible. In 'Natya Shastra', there is a small story about the origin of Indian dance. According to Hindu mythology, dance first existed in heaven. There was always a constant conflict between the Asuras and the Devas for wealth and power. The Devas were tired of the Asuras' greediness and jealousy. It was during this long period ...
  • My Passion For Dancing
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    My Passion Lies with Dance Dancing has been a huge learning experience for me and the influence it has had on my life, I will never forget. I've learned teamwork as well as leadership, and for countless numbers of hours for 6 years I have spent my days devoting myself to practicing, perfecting and an open-mind. To me, dance is more than just a beautiful art form. Dance is a way to communicate with people and it should be respected and honored. I feel it is beautiful, exciting and inspiring. I ca...
  • African Dancing
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    Death On Thursday April 18, we watched a film by, about traditional African dance. I was amazed by the different dances performed and how they all held a strong symbol for the tribe they represent. The film portrayed various different tribes performing different dances for different reasons. The narrator of the film was extremely helpful with his descriptions of the people and the dances they were performing. I really enjoyed the costumes of the different tribes, especially the Bobo tribe. They ...
  • Mr Ailey
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    Alvin Ailey It was really impressive performance I ever seen. I like all programs and their performance was too attractive and interesting. I like lighting and music because it looked very decent with the performance. In addition, they organized it very well. I really like it. The following paragraphs give a few facts about Alvin Ailey and his background. Alvin Ailey was born in Rogers, Texas on January 5, 1931 and moved to Los Angeles, California at the age of twelve. There, on a junior high sc...
  • Isadora Duncan School Of Dance
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    Isadora Duncan Isadora Duncan was a famous dancer who brought a new kind of dance to the world. She danced out the feelings from deep in her heart. Unlike other dancers in the late nineteenth century, Isadora Duncan danced with flowing motion. She was not a ballerina, and did not like to watch ballet dancers, with their stiff bodies and unnatural pointe shoes. At first she was not liked, but as time went on, Isadora Duncan became a dance revolutionist people all over the world will never forget....
  • Modern Dance Pieces
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    On April 24, 1903, one of the founders of American modern dance was born to parents who emigrated from Russia. Helen Tamiris, originally Helen Becker, grew up in New York, New York on the Lower East Side. In her lifetime, she danced, choreographed, and helped initiate modern dance. Later in her life, she moved to the "Great White Way", otherwise known as Broadway, to choreograph many shows. In 1911, or at the age of eight, Ms. Tamiris began studying dance at the Henry Street Settlement with Iren...
  • Style Of Kathak
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    Kathak is the classical dance of north indian style that was characterized by rhythmic footwork danced under the weight of more than 100 ankle bells, spectacular spins, and a representation of themes from Persian and Urdu poetry alongside those of Hindu mythology. The word kathak means 'to tell a story'. It is derived from the dance dramas of ancient India. Kathak arose from the fusion of Hindu and Muslim cultures that took place during the Mughal period. More than any other South Asian dance fo...
  • Contemporary Dance And Swan Lake
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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. ...
  • Roles In A Ritual Dance
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    After reading the handout about tribal dances and ceremonies, I learned a lot of interesting things I never knew before. I guess the fact that I haven't taken a dance class ever before and wasn't taught too much about dance in grammar school or high school, I was ignorant to how important and how influential ritual dances are within a society. Dancing is an activity that can be dated as far back as the Stone Age, when people first existed on this planet. Not only that, ritual dances can be found...
  • Six Different Dances In The Performance
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    ACS 200 Cultural Event #102/05/02 Scissors, Paper, Rock! For my first cultural event of this semester, I attended the University Performing Dancers rendition of "Scissors, Paper, Rock!" . This dance performance took place in the Eva Marie Saint Theatre in University Hall here on campus. This performance is considered a cultural event because the game Rock, Paper, Scissors is an ancient game that many different cultures have claimed to invent. According to the program handed out at the performanc...
  • Limon Dance Company
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    Limon Dance Company is the nation's oldest modern-dance company. Jose Limon established Limon in 1946. In the beginning the company only survived by word of mouth but eventually grew to be one of the Nations best and well-known Modern Dance Company's. The Limon Dance Company survived with many of its original dance's intact, these dances preserve the legacy of mid-century choreographers and showed the Company's talent. The three pieces that the Limon Company performed were Champion, The Winged, ...
  • My First Dance Performance
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    Dancing has been a passion with me for a long time. My mother tells me how any melody had me dancing when I was a toddler. On growing up I tried learning some serious dancing and after trying both Bharat Nat yam and Kathak, I decided to pursue Kathak seriously. So, I have been learning Kathak for more than a year now. My Guru ji teaches me twice a week about the steps, tails and of Kathak. My passion for Kathak has grown since I started learning it. After my sessions I spend time rehearsing the ...
  • Spring Dance Concert
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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...
  • 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 ...
  • Korea's Film Industry
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    China, Korea, and Japan have been historically close for centuries, thus accounting for their numerous common artistic traditions. From pre-Christian times until the 8th and 9th century AD, the great trade routes crossed from the Middle East through Central Asia into China. Hinduism, Buddhism, some knowledge of ancient Greek, and much knowledge of Indian arts entered into China, and thence in time into Korea and Japan. Perhaps before Christ, the Central Asian art of manipulating hand puppets was...
  • Place As Part Of The Dancers Practice
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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....
  • Informative Speech On Ballet
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    Without knowing it, I am sure that everyone could name at least one ballet. For example, "Swan Lake" or the "Nutcracker". Ballet is a very expressive type of dance in which one can truly express his or her feelings, while telling a story. In this speech, I am going to tell you about the history of ballet, as well as some well known ballets and dancers. Ballet has been around since the 1400's. The first dance performance was in 1489. In 1581, the first ballet for which a complete score survived w...
  • Alvin Ailey Dance Theater
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    Every company has what is known as a signature piece, that is, a work which expresses something about the artistic direction and the spirit of the company. For the Alvin Ailey Dance Theater that piece is Revelations. Choreographed and set to traditional music, Revelations was first performed at the Ninety-second Street YM-YWHA New York, NY., January 31, 1960. The lead dancers were Joan Derby, Minnie Marhsall, Merle Derby, Do rene Richardson, Jay Fletcher, Nathaniel Horne, and Herman Howell and t...

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