Gene Kelly By Lucia Morales Eugene (Gene) Kelly was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on August 23, 1912. He had four siblings Jay, Jim, Louise, and Fred. His father was James Kelly a salesman who led a very modest life for himself and his family. His Mother Harriet Curran was responsible for exposing Gene and his siblings to the art of dancing. When Gene was eight years old, he and his siblings performed amateur dancing at various places.
They also have tiaras. The costumes for men are much less embellished. There are two types of shoes: gillies, which are soft shoes similar to ballet flats, and hornpipe/hard shoes. The feis is a competition in which dancers dance different dances at various levels, and win prizes, and, depending on what they get, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, etc., they might move up a level. The highest you can get is winning the Worlds Championships, held in Dublin at Easter, where dancers from all over the world compete for the world title.
Dance Homework – Research Task Katherine Dunham Katherine Dunham was born on June 22nd 1909. Dunham had many great talents as well as dance and choreography. She was an artist, anthropologist, author, manager, movie star, activist, producer, educator, wife and mother .She was inspired by caribbean dance and African culture which gave her the idea to bring them together. She became first interested in dance when she began studying ballet in 1928. She was then accepted to the University of Chicago in 1929 as an anthropology major in which she focused on dance.
Chantal Taylor Dance 203 2 September 2013 Famous jazz teachers and dancers Bob Fosse was a famous actor, film director, screenwriter, dancer and musical theatre choreographer. He was born on June 23, 1927 in Chicago Illinois. He was the second youngest of six children. When he was younger he teamed up with another young dancer and started a group called “The Riff Brothers,” and they toured around the Chicago area. During the 1950’s, Fosse moved to New York, hoping he will he will become the new Fred Astaire.
In the movie, Mad Hot Ballroom, Public Schools in New York came together to compete in a dance called ballroom dance. In Ballroom dance, two persons move their body and hold hands together. Alex Tchassov of PS 150 defined ballroom dance as “a dialogue between a gentleman and a lady”. There are many types of ballroom dancing but the ones the schools competed on were Tango from Argentina, Rumba from Cuba, Foxtrot and Swing from America, and Merengue from Dominican Republic. The main purpose of my writing is to compare two schools namely PS 150 and PS 115.
Figure skating is an Olympic sport in which individuals, pairs, or groups perform spins, jumps, footwork and other intricate and challenging moves on ice skates. While people have been ice skating for centuries, figure skating in its current form originated in the mid-19th century. The International Skating Union (ISU) regulates international figure skating judging and competitions. Figure skaters compete at various levels from beginner up to the Olympic level (senior), and at local, national, and international competitions. The toe loop jump is a toe jump that takes off from the back outside edge and lands on the same back outside edge This is the first full rotation jump a skater learn.
New York City Ballet George Balanchine was born in 1904 and was raised in St. Petersburg. As the son of a composer, Balanchine’s piano study began at the age of five. After graduating from the Imperial Ballet School in 1921, Balanchine enrolled at the state’s Conservatory of Music where he studied piano and musical theory. Balanchine’s musical background gave him an advantage over other choreographers because he more fully understood the music he was dancing to (“Biography”). The first time George Balanchine danced was as a cupid in the Maryinsky Theatre Ballet Company Production of The Sleeping Beauty, his favorite ballet (“George Balanchine”).
When my dance teacher informed me that she would soon be offering tap dance, I could not help but feel the need to participate. I enjoyed it so much that I enjoyed it for six years. Because dance had many different styles, using my years of experience in ballet and tap, I would like to examine some differences between the two through the different footwear, appropriate environment, and finally public knowledge and popularity. When it comes to the footwear, there are huge differences. Tap shoes are special since they are made specifically to make noise while dancing in them.
I will focus on Ballet Folklorico de Mexico which is a folkloric ballet ensemble in Mexico City. For the past five decades folkloric dancers have performed dances in costumes that reflect the traditional culture of Mexico. The most famous dance group in Mexico is Ballet Folklorico de Amalia Hernandez, this group has been international competitions and has won many times. Folklorico is composed of Ballet steps and musical pieces reflecting various regions and folk music genres of Mexico. We should educate ourselves a little about Mexican Folklore.
9) Hoedown – A portion of a square dance. Were also in fast tempo with two beats to the measure 10) Arrangement (Musical) - Composers find songs that they consider worth arranging for concert or recital hall performance. They leave the original melody largely intact and devise accompaniment for piano or orchestra. 11) Spiritual- A religious song unaccompanied by a choir, usually associated with African American churches. 12) Gutbucket- Is an inverted washtub with a rope pulled through it, which is connected to a stick.