A master of social observation”, "Bourne has reached audiences that other dance-maker’s cant", “Matthew Bourne has utterly changed the landscape of dance forever” All of these compliments were to do with extraordinary unseen work, which shows that to the people which his works were aimed at he truly was a seminal artist. Bourne became a seminal artist as a result of his early life and many experiences, which inspired him and helped him pursue his
Before this reading, the word “Gahu” would not have been thought to conjure general distaste for those successful African musicians who make it to Europe. Being interpreted as “money dance” or “iron vehicle” shows that the roots of the word point towards believing that these successful musicians have effectively “sold out”. Apparently getting paid to play this traditional Gahu music is not something that many Africans admire. Another interesting thing about Gahu music is that although it may seem to be simple and repetitive, all of the musicians listen to the entire ensemble, listening to “… a feedback network in which instruments ‘talk’ to each other in all combinations” (Drum Gahu 7). The dancers help to generate the drummer’s motivation to improvise and to inject their own bit of creativity to the performance.
Because of these stunts, it increases the risk for possible injury. Cheerleading is itself a sport, with participants performing dances and complex tricks, which are extremely physically demanding. A cheerleading squad works like a well-oiled machine, with members being very aware of each other when they work on routines. Small slips can result in serious safety issues, especially when involving stunting. Since cheerleading has been increasing in difficulty by doing dangerous and risky stunts, it has also increased in injuries.
At first when he signed on to do The King and I he was under the impression that “he only had to do (that) one ballet” (Jerome Robbins: His Life, His Theatre, His Dance, pg 46) but he did end up choreographing many other dance sequences like “Getting to Know You” or “The March of the Siamese Children”. “Robbins planned the scene to delight both Anna and the audience. Some carry out their duties in exemplary fashion, which highlighted the different ones and the tiniest provide a high degree of adorable and some concern they’ll screw up” (Jerome Robbins: His Life, His Theatre, His Dance, pg
Although it is clear that men still are the dominant sex, woman now have their own opinion and more freedom with their speech and bodies as a ‘great number of single girls’ choose to dance individually at the party to attract the attention of the men. Therefore I believe the message given by the author is that although there is a sense of freedom there is also an underlying feeling of disapproval which masks the occasion in some darkness even though the host has tried to keep it flowing and ‘in full swing’. In a simpler way I think that the message is that a party like this can be seen in two ways; a grand exciting occasion or just an excuse to be ‘bewitched’ by alcoholic beverages and the intoxicating disgraceful behaviour they
The younger generation think that is what they should do since that is what they see on TV and the internet. Divinecaroline.com state “Reality shows have become very popular and teens have begun to realize that you can become famous just by being a bad girl, teen mom, or a crazy party animal who likes to do nothing but drink and “smush,” like the cast members on Jersey Shore.” Shows like this are giving teens the wrong idea. Why should the cast be paid so much for setting a bad example? This country is supposed to be looked up to as a great clean country. With shows like this on air for the world to see it is a disgrace.
Jessica Gonzalez 9-23-09 Promethean Fire Evaluation Promethean Fire is a very complex dance that has meaning to it. This dance seems to be very particular in how it was played out. The dance was particular because the name of the dance had a lot to do with the whole dance. The movement was just like a fire moving in a fast pace and very chaotic. The dancers are all focused on the dance in what they were wearing.
The bar within La Boheme is easily accessible and those who work behind it are both talented and have a great attitude and passion for what they do. Those who choose to preform in Cabaret live not only are outstanding performers but give it their all when on stage, which just adds to the over all feel of the night. Cablive and La Boheme have many strengths and very few weaknesses. One factor that I did to find to be of poor quality was the readily available seating and space for people to sit. On frequent occasions, more chairs were needed to be found for people to sit down, and even then little room was available for them.
D-Man in the Waters The man in the waters was a great dance through strength, stamina, and serious technical training is some of the key elements of what allows you to get through one of Bill T. Joneses dances. I really enjoyed the moments where the company did everything in unison as well as spontaneously. I’m not really a fan of the music he chose it’s kind of distracting to the choreography loud and obnoxious. I would have chosen something a little more subtle and abstract. Bill T. Jones used blue and a lot of water colors to give us the feel of the water and how it moves very rapidly in many directions.
He was the first artist to incorporate “inappropriate” dance moves into his routine, and would put on huge stage shows. The crowd would break out dancing. His lyricism attracted a lot of positive attention from teens, yet very negative attention from parents. It was because of this, and the popularity and fame of his music and him as a celebrity grew immensely, bringing Rock’N Roll with it. Though initially considered provocative, during his career he later appeared many times on television and his music became palatable to many older Americans.