Macau – Monday May 17, 2010: Mr. Franco Dragone, Founder & Artistic Director of Franco Dragone Entertainment Group was invited to deliver a keynote speech at the International Performing Arts and Culture Industry Summit of The 9th China Art Festival–to introduce the creation concept of ‘The House of Dancing Water’, the largest water-based show in the world. ‘The House of Dancing Water’, the breathtaking new show personally directed by Mr. Franco Dragone, draws creative inspiration from the Chinese culture. The USD250 million production incorporates dazzling costuming, amazing audio and visual special affects, combined with awe inspiring sets produced by some of the world’s most esteemed and inspired set designers. The approximately 77-strong casts of international performance artists and approximately 130 top production and technical members from more than 18 countries around the world take the audiences on a special sensory experience. World famous for its spectacular and imaginative productions including Le Rêve and Céline Dion’s A New Day in Las Vegas, Franco Dragone Entertainment Group has been working on the development of his new Macau show for City of Dreams for almost four years.
Whoopi Goldberg was born Caryn Johnson in New York City. Her mother, a nurse and teacher, raised her daughter and a son on her own after Whoopi's preacher father left the family. The future star spent the first years of her life in a public housing project in Manhattan. Drawn to the theater from earliest childhood, she made her performing debut at age eight with the Helena Rubinstein Children's Theatre at the Hudson Guild. After dropping out of high school at 14, she lied about her age to find work as a summer camp counselor, and singing in the choruses of the Broadway shows Hair, Jesus Christ Superstar and Pippin.
The immense growth of the sport throughout the world has led to development and change of facilities that cater for swimming. Races in the early Olympics were held in duck ponds, and now millions of dollars are invested by governments in order to cater for competitive swimmers and massive swimming pools with large audience and seating present. Swimming was an essential part of Australian life before the British settled there. The native Aboriginals had been swimming in Australia for thousands of years and British explorers were overwhelmed by the Australian native ability at swimming. Since Australians ancestral people grew up with a great value for swimming, this gratitude was passed down through generations and has always remained important.
Catherine de Medici wed King Henry of France and staged balletti, the Italian term for dances. By 1581, the French tweaked the Italian versions and danced to a score written especially for the ballet. The first ballet, Le Ballet Comique de la Reine, premiered at Catherine's sister's wedding. Instead of viewing the movement from a traditional stage-audience arrangement, the audience now towered above the dance floor and sat in the galleries, where they easily observed the intricate patterns created by the dancers. The French court ballets used fancy costumes and scenery to establish a loosely linked dance sequences.
Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta was born March, 28, 1986. You may know her better as her stage name Lady Gaga. She was born and raised in New York city. Her education consisted of Convent of the Sacred Heart where she studied primarily. Then she studied shortly at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts before she stopped to pursue her music career.
The Chinese dragon dance is one of the unique aspects of the mysterious Chinese culture. It involves a team of dancers under a dragon costume dancing to live music. It has been a ritual celebratory practice amongst the people of China for thousands of years. It has been kept alive by the Chinese and can be witnessed during the New Year Celebrations in the country and in Chinatowns across the world. There are many different theories that led to the development of this unique dance.
Dance is still used for this purpose by many cultures from the Brazilian rainforest to the Kalahari Desert. Sri Lankan dances goes back to the mythological times of aboriginal yingyang twins and "yakkas" (devils). According to a Sinhalese legend, Kandyan dances originate, 250 years ago, from a magic ritual that broke the spell on a bewitched king. Many contemporary dance forms can be traced back to historical, traditional, ceremonial, and ethnic dance. The number of people taking part in dance classes world wide is increasing, with dance allowing people to be more active, socialise within local communities and develop creative skills.
Noelle Cummins 001091-036 Mrs. Mary Finegold IB Dance Investigation October 23, 2010 Word Count: 2,372 How does the native dances of Scotland and Bali seem similar and how do they seem different? Balinese is a type of dance that is a colorful and very technical dance. It originates from Bali and is very traditional. It is taught when the child is young the child has to learn every move the teacher teaches them. This type of dance has always fascinated me.
July 13th 2001. for Beijing, for China , was really a special day, which the 13 hundred million people of China will never forget. On that day, Beijing succeeded bidding for the 2008 Olympic Games, since then, Beijing 2008 has become the common dream of all the Chinese people, and the most beautiful dream of Beijing. I still remembered the words that Ms Yang Lan said at that exciting night,“I believe that Beijing will prove to be a land of wonders for the athletes, spectators and visitors in 2008.” Now, her promise is fulfilled. At present, most of the Olympic stadiums have been completed. More and more people, man or woman, old and young are doing their best to contribute to the Olympics, thousands of trees are planted in Beijing to meet the standard of “Green Olympic”.
Starting with Ballet for about a year, I slowly transitioned to Jazz. Those two styles are where I learned my balance and body control. It is something that you would always need to depend on when doing any other type of dance styles. That’s why when I challenged myself to Tap Dance it went much smoother learning the foreign movement. I am glad that I was taught the basics of how to use one’s body in my first few years.