No matter how exhausted you are on that dance floor, you may not give up. You need to dance until the very end, until you are the best dancer you can possibly be. In order to be the best dance you can be, you need to practice during your spare time at home. The only way to get first in a dance competition is to practice all the time, make sure your dance costume looks exactly like the rest of your teams, and perform like you’ve never performed before. The most exciting part of dance is the competitions, where you perform your dance in front of hundreds of people.
However, while traditional Japanese dance is still very common today, many other art forms have evolved from such ancient traditions and festivals. This essay will focus on the Kabuki form of dance in the edo period. Dance groups in the edo period of Japanese history included religious views without agreeing with one thing. This left the dance groups open and made them very popular. One of the best dance groups in the Edo period was formed by a women named Okuni and her dance partners had two main types of dances a mixture of folk dance and nembutsu odori, a form of religious dance, however the nature of the dances were not as sacred as they sound to some people.
Gene Kelly Gene Kelly was a pioneer in bringing some of the most visual, choreographed dancing to the big screen in such old time favorites as “Singing in the Rain” and “An American in Paris”. It was his hard work and determination that made him stand apart from other contemporaries during his time, outside of maybe Fred Astaire. When he danced, it told a story with all the offbeat angles and mass movement. He produced some of film's most innovative and enthusiastic dance numbers, pushing the limits of the genre. Gene Kelly was born on August 23rd 1912 to a working-class family in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
The best thing about dance though, is that it’s fun way to exercise and there are so many different types. In todays present culture dance has had to move away from just being on stage at a theatre and competitions it has had to move to also include the visual media. Society has become big on watching the TV and movies, the internet, and video games. Reality TV and competition shows are the “hot” shows nowadays. Producers and dancers saw the success of shows such as American Idol and made the competition shows for dance, So You Think You Can Dance and Dancing with the Stars.
This shows the true identity of who Scott truly wishes to be and how he wants to break outside the mould of what his Mother and the Ballroom dancing community thing he should be. The techniques of the camera panning along with slow motion of Scott’s dancing allows for the audience to take in what is being shown The fast cuts to the faces of Mrs hasting Scott’s mother, Harry fife and other dance judges show looks of shock and disapproval of the moves he is doing. The Judges are seen through a low angle shot making the audience feel a sense of the power and authority the judges possess. Similarly in the Song “she is leaving home” this idea is expressed through the character of the daughter who has made a choice to leave her family and seek out what she truly desires the quote "She's leaving home after living alone for so many years" the technique of irony is show as home is meant to be a place where you belong yet she has felt alone when she lived there. Also assonance is used the long O sound create a smooth long sound to the phrase.
These orientalist and exoticism have been widely incorporated into many dances throughout the Middle East. “Hollywood-inspired visions of sheiks and sultry beauties dance in scanty garments never seen or worn in the Middle East against exotic backdrops of minarets and mosques. Kings dance with chorus girls, poets dream in paradisaical gardens, whirling dervishes whirl, myths become reality, reality disappears.” This quote from the unit really stood out to me. Hollywood, one of the biggest influences on American culture puts out these fantasy images of what the Middle East is thought to look like. Exoticism is a way of maintaining order in an unknown world through fantasy.
One of the most interesting things that I got from the production was how each character had a connection with the silver bracelet from the opening scene. It drew my attention when each actor used it in his or her scene and passed the bracelet on to the next person. It was attention-grabbing when each character noticed it and showed it to the next and brought something new to the scene. I especially liked when the character Cody the songwriter, noticed that his girlfriend had lied about how she got the bracelet. It was an interesting twist to their story and helped tie in what had happened in the previous scene.
Another common use of dance or movement was to worship or entertain. Great kings or rulers often had dancers to keep then amused during the day. However, rulers weren’t the only ones worshiped my dancers. The art of dance was also used to worship gods or divine beings. Some worship dances were wild and fun, while others were very serious and organized.
The first dance acted as an introduction to the dancers, each performing a small elegant choreography then taking their place on the floor or by the ballet bar against the wall. Some of the introduction dances were foreign to me, specifically the one where the dancers were very elongated. For example, one of the male dancers came out and did a few jumps where his arms were held straight out from his sides and he would hop, he would hop with pointed feet then land on one foot while the other was still pointed and his leg was stretched out behind him. Though we do use a lot of ballet techniques when warming up, the choreographed dances themselves that we have performed in class usually aren’t that ballet-esque, there’s typically a bend in the body somewhere. On the other hand there were many dancers who came out in the beginning who perform dancers that looked completely familiar, particularly the women who took their place on the ground.
King Louis XIV even played the lead in all the ballets that his court performed. France was the origin of what is now known as ballet and soon other European countries began their own companies. The nature of work for any dancer is being creative and being able to express words and emotion into body movement. Even though dancers have the one of the highest rates of nonfatal on-the-job injury (United States Department of Labor, USDL), dancers enjoy the thrill of performing in front of an audience. The art of dancing is mostly sought out for entertainment and exercise.