The French court ballets used fancy costumes and scenery to establish a loosely linked dance sequences. Royal Dance Moves King Louis XIV founded the Academie Royale de Danse in 1661 and performed for nearly ten years. He commissioned Jean Baptiste Lully, a composer, and choreographer Pierre Beauchamp to devise his company's performances. Here, the history of ballet vocabulary was introduced, and dancers dared to try spectacular jumps and acrobatics with ballet's realm. Early ballet featured only male performers.
- HOW DOES WILLY RUSSEL PRESENT THE THEME OF DANCING IN BLOOD BROTHERS - The theme of dancing plays a big part the play blood brothers. The image of dancing has many different connotations and this is demonstrated in the numerous times it comes up throughout the story. From the beginning we hear Mrs Johnstone singing the song Marilyn Monroe as she describes how her husband used to take her out, ‘and we’d go dancing’. Dancing is seen as a symbol of being beautiful and carefree. People dance at weddings, and parties and times of happiness.
His entrance was always the last and most spectacular and included lots of people bowing to him. Louis was a good dancer. He was taught by Charles Louis Beauchamp who became responsible for the choreography in the opera- ballets produced by Lully and the comedy ballets produced by Moliere. Beauchamp partnered the king himself –dressed as a girl in Le Triumphe de l’Amour, which was presented, at court in 1681. This opera ballet is important because it was the first one to be danced professionally for the public.
Cunningham moved away from modern dance so completely that a new term had to be discovered, and so began postmodern dance. (Perron, 2009) Born 1919 in Centralia, Washington, his father a lawyer and mother a housewife who was a fiercely independent spirit and traveled around the world. Cunningham went to the Cornish school to become an actor and joined a dance group on campus; this is where he met his future work partner John Cage. After attending a dance workshop he met Martha Graham, who invited him to New York to join her company, from which he performed in many of her works. In 1953 he traveled with John Cage to Black Mountain Collage where they founded the Merce Cunningham Dance Company, as a platform to explore ideas.
Major Paper IPA 106 FALL 2009 Worked by: Zhilin Jin The purpose of my essay is to evaluate the musical Cabaret through the description of the primary theatrical elements of the Cabaret and their contributions. I will summarize the film’s plot and the theme of the movie. I will then analyze and interpret the style of this musical from a theatre perspective, such as how the dances used gesture and movement and how the music expressed the characters’ emotions. I will then evaluate of the theatric, dance, and musical elements that make up this musical film. Bob Fosse was the Director/choreographer who not only brought to Cabaret an interesting background and storyline, but folded the big musical numbers into the Kit Kat Club’s performances to better illustrate and emphasize the plot.
Morawetz’ compositions have been commissioned by internationally acclaimed artists and have garnered him many awards. Oskar Morawetz was born in a small town in Czechoslovakia in January of 1917. Following the footsteps of his older brother, Oskar was started piano lesson at the age of 6. As a young child he was give piano music and piano reductions of operas and symphonies. By being forced to play through the pieces, Morawetz increased his knowledge with the composition of each individual piece, allowing him to be familiar with a large variety of the musical literature.
Pierre Schaeffer Pierre Schaeffer revolutionized the electronic music industry with his vast research and consistant experimentation with the dynamics of electronic sound. Due to his early contributions to electronic music the industry has been able to advance as it has over the decades. Pierre Schaeffer was born in Nancy, France on August 14, 1910. Having parents who both were musicians Schaeffer wanted to pursue a career in music but was then deterred away from his dream by his parents and put into engineering school. After starting his first engineering job, he soon met Elisabeth Schmitt which he married and had a daughter with.
Fillipo Taglioni was born in Milan, Italy. At 17 years old he made his debut in Pisa. He then went on to perform in Livorno, Florence, and Paris. Fillipo became a dancer with the Paris Opera and later in his career he accepted an offer to become a principle dancer and Ballet Master with the Royal Swedish Ballet, in Stockholm. Taglioni Married Sophie Stebnowska, who was also a dancer.
The word ballet comes from the French word ballette and from the Italian balletto meaning "a dance". According to dance historians, ballet can be traced to Italy during the Renaissance (Charleston Ballet and Avampato Discovery Museum, CBADM). In the beginning stages of ballet all the dancers were men and they wore masks to play women roles. The dancers would perform dances to entertain their ruler. Italian native, Catherine de Medici became the queen of France in 1547, and introduced France to the entertainment she was accustomed to in Italy.
You could say that was the start of his career as a composer. Menken attended Rochelle High School in his home town and after graduation went to Pre-med school to become a dentist. Lucky for us he later changed his major to music. After college Alen attended the BMI Lehman Engel Musical Theater Workshop in New York where he worked at local clubs writing jingles and songs as an accompanist. Alen Menken got his first big break in January of 1979 with Howard Ashman in the Off-Broadway production “God Bless you, Mr. Rosewater.” Three years later he received a Drama Desk Award nomination for Outstanding Music in his Off-Broadway Production “Little Shop of Horrors” and from that in January of 1987 Menken was given his first Oscar nomination for a song with in it called “Mean Green Mother from Outer Space.” In 1990 Menken was nominated for three Oscar nominations and three Golden Globe Nominations and went on to win two of each for his work in the Walt Disney production “The Little Mermaid”.