Essays Tagged: "Dance"

Alasir Fraser: Scottish Fiddler.

ent full of wonderfully played Scottish folk songs, and a short demonstration of how to do a Celtic dance, left me in a wonderful mood for a Sunday night. Leaving Laxson Auditorium I felt I knew so mu ... t was really interesting and fun when he invited the audience to stand up while he taught us how to dance to the jigs ourselves. It was pretty clear that it does take some talent to know how to dance ...

(2 pages) 18 0 5.0 May/2003

Subjects: Art Essays > Music History & Studies > Performers & Composers

Is Billy Elliot gay?

ore for Billy though, with him eventually admitting"I don't want a childhood, I want to be a ballet dancer"The film received a lot of attention from gay press, with many people assuming, or questionin ... d stubborn of society.The question of stereotypes is also very interesting, characteristically male dancers are thought of as being very effeminate, and camp, but Billy is neither of these things, so ...

(3 pages) 70 4 3.5 Dec/2003

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies

African Music and Religion

rits. By taking from the gods, they were obliged to return them in a way. Each god had a particular dance, to which the believer dances. By doing a dance, they take on their god's powers. Sometimes ha ... though the drumming was the main influence. The drummers would generally be surrounded by a ring of dancers or bystanders. The ring usually responds to the drumming by body movements, stamping, clappi ...

(2 pages) 72 0 3.5 May/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > African Studies - History

Basic tips: Looking at Choreography

s, softness, tension, liftingMomentum, winding and unwindingSpeed/ Tempo:Apparent energy from other dancers, levels increased.Duration:Time extended by stillness. Length unknownRhythm:Dancers hold the ... Speed - Same or change, stillnessDuration - Short, Sharp, constant, how long is the piece?Number of dancersSex of dancersOnly males lifting? Democratic (shared)Clusters of elements?Set, Surroundings?L ...

(1 pages) 31 0 3.0 Dec/2004

Subjects: Art Essays > Performing Arts

- I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud - By, William Wadsworth - How author uses figurative language...

e poem to be more exciting and to give the poem life. For example, "golden daffodils" or "sprightly dance" are some figurative language that is in the poem. One very good example of a personification ... xample of a personification that is used in the poem is "And then my heart with pleasure fills, and dances with the daffodils," which tells the reader that the joyous heart of the narrator is dancing ...

(2 pages) 49 2 3.0 Dec/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Poetry

Analysis of "My Papa's Waltz"

e can assume that the speaker is a young boy, or perhaps the poet reminiscing his youth. The father dances around in a haphazard manner, knocking over pans in the kitchen. Upon first glance, the tone ... ts the father's drunkedness and "at every step you missed my right ear scraped buckle" suggests the dance was not an altogether joyful one. Lines such as "hung on like death", and "beat time on my hea ...

(1 pages) 76 0 5.0 Jun/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Poetry

Billy Elliot film text reponse: What does Jackie Elliot want from his son?

ws of homophobic, Billy is determined to keep on dancing.It is not until Jackie actually sees Billy dance for the first time, that he realises that dancing might well and trully be his son's future. H ... that he hates Billy playing his mother's piano. Billy must have inherited his interest in music and dance from his mother which is probably why Jackie must have hated it at first; Billy was like his m ...

(2 pages) 38 1 4.0 Aug/2005

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies > Film Review and Analysis

The Biography of DIDIK NINI THOWOK: International Modern Dancer/Choreographer.

DIDIK NINI THOWOK.Didik Nini Thowok had to delay his post-high school goal to attend the ASTI Yogya Dance Academy due to the lack of funds. Instead, Didik had to work as an hourly waged employee at Te ... s. Instead, Didik had to work as an hourly waged employee at Temanggung's Culture Council and teach dance in schools. However, his dream never died. He continued to save penny after penny to fund his ...

(29 pages) 44 0 4.7 Sep/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Biographies

The Big One

od friend, Chef Bobby Brunno, will cook some of the most exquisite cuisine, and the annual ballroom dance competition will be dazzling.Since its birth five years ago, many high class patrons have atte ... d then I thought to myself, "Oh my god, I'm ruined!"He piped up and said, "Hey! Almost time for the dance!"The fifth annual Ball of Maria dancing competition was to be named the most elegant and exqui ...

(4 pages) 16 0 0.0 May/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Creative Writing

Billy Elliot

up shot of Billy playing the CD player. This is followed by the song "I was dancing when I was 12; dance myself right up through the roof." As audience, we see the visual images of Billy jumping up a ... rs that he wears.* The significant words can be heard in the song are "I was dancing when I was 12. Dance myself right up the moon. I was dancing when I was 8...take strength to dance".* Billy's home ...

(16 pages) 26 0 5.0 Jul/2006

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies > Film Review and Analysis

A Ballet for All

Ballet is a type of dance that originated in the 16th century. They can be performed alone, or as a group. Most traditio ... he uniform allows movement to be free-flowing, and emphasizes the freedom, and weightlesness of the dancers. The movements are very difficult but this is not shown in the performance, it looks as if t ... s sort of boring, and dull. I think that things would have been more interesting if the whole group danced the entire time. The space was very big at first because there was only two people dancing, b ...

(3 pages) 33 1 3.4 Jan/2007

Subjects: Art Essays > Performing Arts

Analyse how links between the beginning and end helped you understand a main theme or issue.

represents that he is no longer confused about his future and hopes. His dream of becoming a ballet dancer is now defined. This contrast between the beginning and the end helped to establish a link be ... and strive for his dreams. In the end as explained above he reaches his dream of becoming a ballet dancer. This link between the beginning and the end strengthened my understanding that struggling to ...

(2 pages) 20 0 3.0 Mar/2007

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies > Film Review and Analysis

Another Chapter Ends

ks so perfect from his smile to his shoes to his belt. He holds me so close when we begin to dance, Could this be the beginning of a new chapter of romance? I am eager to know w ...

(2 pages) 815 0 0.0 Oct/2001

Subjects: Humanities Essays

Autistic children at NYU

extremely stereotypical view of patients of autism, and would never think that these kids can sing, dance, act, and paint like the heroes of the ArtWorks team had done. Our group was lucky enough to b ... program. The celebration began with the performance part, in which children and young adults sang, danced, and completely blew the audience away with eyes full of optimism and undeniable talent. To s ...

(2 pages) 12 1 3.0 Sep/2007

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Creative Writing

Battle royal symbolism

In the story "Battle Royal" by Ralph Ellison, he uses a white, naked, exotic dancer as a big symbol in the story. Tattooed on the girl that the narrator is directing his attenti ... . To the main character, the narrator, those meanings are important to him. In the story the exotic dancer was what the American flag represented.It is obvious that the Narrator is attracted to the ex ... wanted] to caress her and destroy her, love her and murder her." The narrator wants what the exotic dancer represents. The Narrator wants to be equal among everybody else, but the white men won't let ...

(2 pages) 44 0 5.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Poetry

The assistant

(4 pages) 852 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Billy Elliot -Stephen Daldry Although Billy Elliot is an entertaining film, it has little depth and nothing to teach us. Discuss.

like dancing and then telling his family. At the start of the film Billy has to return keys to the dance teacher Mrs. Wilkinson. Immediately he is intrigued by the girls dancing so he joins the class ... t Billy is doing ballet. Jackie doesn't believe him and goes to see for himself, he barges into the dance class and grabs Billy. Billy feels that he hasn't done anything wrong and try's to tell his fa ...

(5 pages) 11 0 5.0 Apr/2008

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies

Belly Dancing and How It Evolved Over the Centuries - Write a Research/Definition Essay

ny civilizations had a role in the art of belly dancing as we know it today. In early times, people danced during rituals. As time progressed, however, dancing took on a new meaning. People began danc ... eople began dancing simply for the enjoyment of it. It was during this time that different forms of dance began to immerge. One of these dances, called belly dance, has become very popular throughout ...

(7 pages) 32 0 0.0 Dec/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Creative Writing > Descriptive Essays

Ballet Motor Skills

is girly and they would never consider calling it a sport. That statement is just fallacy. A ballet dancer uses her entire body and all of her muscles in hours of rehearsal and performance. The motor ... and all of her muscles in hours of rehearsal and performance. The motor skills required for ballet dancers are flexibility, balance, jumps, leaps, and turnout. I have been a ballet dancer for thirtee ...

(3 pages) 10 0 0.0 Apr/2009

Subjects: Art Essays > Performing Arts


(17 pages) 38 0 0.0 Jun/2010

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers > Management