ALICIA ALONSO Cuba is known for Castro, Cuban cigars, and communism. But thanks to the talent of Alicia Alonso, it is also a world-renowned center for ballet. When Alonso was born in the early 1920s there was no ballet school or professional company in Cuba. Instead she traveled to New York City, Russia, Spain, and Monte Carlo to dance, eventually becoming arguably the most popular and admired ballerina in the 20th Century. Despite a lifelong struggle with failing vision and the political conspiracy that have defined post-revolutionary Cuba, Alonso returned to her beloved land and founded the Ballet Nacional de Cuba and created the island's first dance school.
Moving With Martha Martha Graham was a famous dancer who brought a different kind of dancing to the world. Her dance moves changed the world of dance forever. Martha Graham would be represented as a person different than most others. In the novel Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell, which is a non- fiction self help, Graham would be represented as an outlier. Her father helped her make many of her decisions during her life, which brought her to be the outlier she was.
ACRO DANCE Website to find info for history # 1 http://www.ask.com/question/history-of-acro-dance Website to find info for history # 2 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Acro_dance #1 HISTORY: Acro dance is defined as a combination of classical dance technique, along with precision acrobatic elements. This type of dance has athletic character, and unique choreography. #2 HISTORY: Acrobatic dance emerged in the United States and Canada in the early 1900s, as one of the types of acts performed in vaudeville. Although individual dance and acrobatic acts had been performed in vaudeville for several decades prior to 1900, it was not until the early 1900s that it became popular to perform acts that combined dance and acrobatic movements. Acrobatic dance did not suddenly appear in vaudeville; rather, it appeared gradually over time in a variety of forms, and consequently no individual performer has been cited as its originator.
B. Today Merrie Monarch is a huge competition in Hilo, Hawaii where only the best Halaus can compete. You have to be invited by the head chairmen to dance in this competiton. They base it on how many competitions your group has entered, the wins and the strenth of your dancers. C. This is hulas hardest competitions.
DeMill was only part of the American Ballet Theater for so long though. In 1942 she was picked up by The Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo where she choreographed her first huge great big success, Rodeo. She played the lead and received amazing reviews. After she became known because of this ballet Rodgers and Hammerstein decided that they wanted her to choreograph for the video version of
Besides the Olympics Morgan has a string of impressive competition standings; 2001 World Championships 2nd, 2002 U.S. Championship Floor Exercise 1st all around 4th, 2003 U.S. Championships Floor Exercise 1st All around 4th, 2003 Worl Championships team 2nd, 2004 World Cup Horizontal bar 1st and Floor Exercise 2nd, and 2008 U.S. Championships Floor Exercise 1st, Vault and Horizontal bar 3rd. Morgan was named to serve on the 2008 Olympic team. On July 4th 2008 the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) issued a warning to Morgan after tested positive for
“The dress of the Quinceanera makes her appear to float as if an angel upon a cloud.” (bellaonline) The actual ceremony of a Quinceanera consists of the giving of gifts bought by her family, such as a tiara, a ring, a bracelet, earrings, a bible, and a rosary. “They show your acceptance by God, the church, and those in the church as being a woman.” (quinceanerainfo) Each present symbolizes a meaning. The tiara represents the becoming of a woman. The bracelet represents the never-ending circle of life. Having the main ceremony normally in a church, the reception is where the fun begins.
Cheerleading has been argued as being a sport and not being in a sport. Cheerleading is based upon organized routines that range anywhere from one to three minutes. The routines contain components of tumbling, dance, jumps, cheers and stunting which are used in order to attract spectators of events such as sports games or to participate in cheerleading competitions. Cheerleading originated in the United States, and remains predominantly American, with an estimated 1.5 million participants (“Cheerleading”). In 1997, ESPN International started broadcasting cheerleading competitions and in 2000, Bring It On was released.
The movement, too, was similar to that of the Tambu, and the dance was also first seen to the wider public at the 1966 Festival Competition. The Ettu dance also has what is known as 'Shawling'. Shawling is a ritual which involves throwing of shawls or scarves around the neck of another dancer as a sign of appreciation. This significant task is an integral part of Ettu traditional dances. - See more at: http://timeinjamaica.com/ettu_dance#sthash.gzowyClv.dpuf Quadrille Quadrille originated from the popular dance of the French and English in the 18th and 19thcenturies.
3. Tell us about your favorite dance moment. My favorite dance moment was this past year when I realized I placed first over-all at the Dancers Inc. regional competition in Norristown. It was the first time I had ever placed in over-alls for my solo. I was extremely excited