Alvin Ailey’s: Revelations is a Gospel Performance show. Alvin Ailey was an American choreographer who founded the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater in New York City. He was known for popularizing modern dance and brining forth the participation of African-American in the 1900s. Ailey's choreographic masterpiece Revelations is believed to be the best known and most often seen modern dance performance. In Revelations, there are seven sections that we watched in class.
Chelsea Aichinger Dance History Final Paper Hula Dancing This historically sacred dance is unique with its chants and costumes. The training, because of its religious background, was very strict. Each movement from Hula dancing has a particular significance and different parts of the body symbolize plants, animals, and other parts of nature. No one is really sure the origination of Hula dancing, but it is said that Hula dancing is an expressive form of Hawaii. The costumes they wore consisted of leis made of flowers around the neck.
There were many performances that I enjoyed and they ranged from different types of dancing to the expressions they portrayed. In this paper I will give critiques over a total of six dances. “Beyond Shadow” The first dance of the night was choreographed by Nashwa Cahill and was titled “Beyond Shadow”. The music was Pharonic Odyessey by Paul Dinletit. In this dance there were a total of 12 dancers.
Gene Kelly choreographed several dance and drama films, one called “An American in Paris” (1951). Michael Kidd is also an outstanding choreographer, who produced motion picture choreographer, in which dance further is the story line. Debbie Reynolds was another familiar name in movie musicals of the 1950’s. She was not a trained dancer but had great stage charisma. Her breakthrough in 1950 was in “Two Weeks with Love”, starring
Yamil Valiente Jack A Clark Intro to Dance 2100 12 Nov. 2014 Martha Graham and Merce Cunningham Dance Style Generation after generation, in different countries of the world there has always been different styles of body expression. Dance is a special form of art which movement of the body creates. One of the most delicate types of dance, which evokes emotion, is ballet. For Martha Graham, ballet was not only a dance: it was a way to express a fear or happiness with gestures created by the body. Merce Cunningham, as a Post Modern choreographer and dancer, agreed with Graham, he also thought that dances should be movements for the sake of movement, but unlike Martha Graham, he said no to theatrical trappings.
The first time George Balanchine danced was as a cupid in the Maryinsky Theatre Ballet Company Production of The Sleeping Beauty, his favorite ballet (“George Balanchine”). He later joined the company as part of the corps de ballet at age seventeen. Balanchine
Dance Practice Essay What is Australian dance? Australian dance is very unique. Having various different styles of dance to communicate with and many dance companies, each having their own exceptional way of presenting their work. A main style of dance used in Australian dance companies is contemporary. Contemporary uses the body’s natural lines and energy to create new movements which have a greater range and fluidity then conventional dance.
1/8/14 Meryl Tankard By Ina Young 1. Meryl tankard is Australia’s most original choreographer. She was a classically trained performer, who has at the latest stage of her life rebelled against the traditional stereotype boundaries of classical ballet. Her diverse choreographic pieces show her thirst for telling a story using different forms of dance and movements. her choreographic pieces have a strong emotional base.
History of the Mariachi The best scholarly opinion is that the word mariachi has native roots. One theory is that it comes from the name of the wood used to make the platform on which the performers danced to the music of the village musicians. But whatever the true source, the word today has one meaning that is crystal clear: Mariachi means on of the most exciting and enchanting musical ensembles found anywhere in the world. In the complete Mariachi group today there are as many as six to eight violins, two trumpets and a guitar- are all standard European instruments. Natives, who had their own highly developed musical traditions, quickly mastered European musical practices.