The microculture(s) come together in small groups which are a part of a larger group, the Clown Dance Academy. All dance as an expression of their inner anger and channel it as an art form. I couldn’t help while watching and analyzing this film to reflect on my own upbringing. My single-parent family, all white socially accepted people, lived on welfare and lived in “the projects” among minorities until I was 10. My mother, single, then married my step dad, an upper-middle class alcoholic, hoping this would provide a “better life” for my siblings and I.
During one of Billy’s ballet lessons, his father Jackie is amongst the miner’s striking and in this scene, editing cuts are used in a montage between Billy struggling in ballet and Jackie fighting in the strike along-side the miners, the juxtaposition between the rowdy fight between the miners and the elegant dancing of the ballerina’s finds a commonality in the struggles Billy is finding in ballet and Jackie fighting in the strike; strongly representing the past interactions between Billy and Jackie before the growth of these characters begins; both feel they have nothing in common, even though similarities can be found in their struggles. The use of dialogue when Julie tells Billy to “lift his chest” subtly teaches Billy to embrace the change that’s
For an example, a businessman, a pretty women, choreographer and soldier. The film also talked about how the ball is always changing. One older drag queen talked about how they were into dressing like show girls during his time. The winners of the ball usually branch of to form their own house or unit to mentor other gay men and transsexuals. The term they used for these individuals was mother.
He replied to Mr Bingley saying that, unless he was further aquainted with his dance partner, he detests dancing. Darcy further stated that any other lady in the room, apart from Mr Bingley’s already engaged sisters, would be a punishment for him to dance with. (Chapter 3, page 13). (“I certainly shall not. You know how I detest it, unless I am particularly aquainted with my partner.
When we deny it, we grow cold and empty” The film Strictly Ballroom, which is directed by Baz Lurhmann, demonstrates many aspects of belonging and not belonging including alienation and rejection, which focuses on the two main characters Scott and Fran, and also the conflict of cultures, where two worlds come together and collide. Scott is an expert dancer who has been dancing since he was six. He is very sexy, and this is illustrated through his clothing and his soothing actions. Although Scott comes across as a confident and even comfortable person, he actually feels alienated and rejected when he is told by Barry Fife “You can dance your own steps, but it doesn’t mean you’ll win.” On the contrary, we have Fran. A beginner dancer, who dances with a girl and does not fit in.
Throughout the movie we see their struggle as they battle with no money. Billys passion for Ballet is something that causes a huge dilemma to the men in the family. Jackie believe 'ballet is for poofs' .. 'lads do football' and refuses to waste money on something that seemed to ridiculous. But Billy contests this by continuing to go to secret ballet lessons with his teacher mrs wilkinson, skipping his boxing lessons. For one reason, because it made him feel good.
He has a very high social status, other girls want to marry him. Darcy's prejudices about Lizzie's family are proven to be right. This is important for the rest of the film because when Darcy proposes to Lizzie for the first time he talks about their different social status and the behaviour of her family. It seems that Lizzie and Darcy have very diffrent situations and aren't meant to be together.The ball is also important because it shows the differences between Lizzie's and Darcy's personalities. At the ball Darcy asked Lizzie for the next dance.
There are two main stages in Mille’s character throughout the whole musical that fluctuate from the arrival of New York and the conclusion of the musical. Upon Millie’s arrival, she is fanatically driven, full of spunk, questions and excitement. Due to Millie’s gutsy personality and lack of entertainment in Kansas, she was drawn to something more than her typical, tired town. She was determined to live the life of the 1920’s flapper and fulfill her dreams of marrying a rich bachelor. The 1920s was when the Prohibition Law was passed, a law that proposed absolutely no bars or alcohol finding the substance to be immoral.
While Harrison is on T.V. he publically takes off his handicaps and asks a ballerina to dance with him. When he asks the ballerina to dance with him he makes her take off her handicaps, and proceeds to make the orchestra do the same. He hollers at the players and says “Play your best and I’ll make you barons and dukes and earls” (Vonnegut 43). The players play, and then the handicappers burst in.
Billy’s determination is clearly evident to the audience when he tries to make his way out “into the world” by escaping the pressures on his by not only his peers, but also his family members. His attraction to music and the piano is indicated in the scene where his is at this boxing lesson and he is watching the ballet girls dancing to the piano. Billy finds a connection with his mother as he sees the piano as that’s what his mother loved to do while she was still alive. This interaction suggests that when he lost his mother, he also lost the only family member who would have supported his musical and dancing interests. It is evident that Billy’s mother has a wider view