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Street Dancing In Salt Lake - Could you imagine having the title of originating street dancing in Salt Lake City. Being famous for starting a brand new attraction in Salt Lake City. I can, and I have the power to do it. Street dancing in Salt Lake City can involve into something great, into a huge exciting attraction. I know Salt Lake has what it takes to bring dance talent to the floor. Salt Lake is growing in population more and more every day. Not only the population, but Salt Lake has a huge rave scene, full of thousands of diverse people who none stop dance threw out the night....   [tags: dancing, street dancing,]
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Dancing Through Life in Chains - Dance can be an outlet of energy, an expression of emotions, or simply a source of joy, but for slaves, dancing served a higher purpose. Dance served various purposes ranging from communication to self-expression to building a sense of community among individuals. Dance helped the oppressed individuals stand together to face adversity. The history of slave dancing is richly intertwined in religion and social culture and deeply based on their African heritage. Dance is the continuous movement of the body to a certain rhythm within a given area, but for slaves, dancing is often more than it appears....   [tags: christianity, slave dancing, african dances]
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Belly Dancing - Hate doing crunches. Do they strain your back and neck muscles. Try belly dancing, it gives you better benefits than the average crunch with less pain. In addition to the physical and emotional benefits, belly dancing also has an impact on child birth and ones creativity in an entertaining manner. The physical benefits of belly dancing are, being able to become healthier, and in better shape. Being out of shape can also affect a person’s emotional-state. Participating in belly dancing can benefit ones self-esteem, and help their emotional well-being....   [tags: Art, Dancing] 2233 words
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Thomas Whitecloud’s Blue Winds Dancing and the Internet - In Thomas A. Whitecloud’s “Blue Winds Dancing,” he talks about how he feels disconnected with society because of the different aspects of society that he does not agree with and is not accustomed to. He copes with the two opposing societies because he is biracial and is therefore a part of both societies. There are many activities that are participated in by people who are apart of what he calls the civilized world. Whitecloud hitchhikes on a train in a cattle car with bums because he thinks that bums are the closest to his people....   [tags: Blue Winds Dancing Essays]
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Physics of Salsa Dancing - Salsa has become an ever more popular dance in the United States, especially with the emergence of Latin artists including Marc Anthony, Ricky Martin, Jennifer Lopez, and Shakira. Go to any club or ballroom dance and you will hear a pulsating beat moving you out of your chair and onto the floor. Even Broadway has been affected by Latin music. For instance, Cell Block Tango in the smash hit Chicago has a driving Latin beat. It doesn't matter if you are partying in Miami or sipping martinis in Massachusetts, Salsa has invaded America and taken a grip on the culture....   [tags: physics salsa dance dancing] 905 words
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Search for Self in Blue Winds Dancing - Search for Self in Blue Winds Dancing      Blue Winds Dancing by author Tom Whitecloud, is narrated by the story's unnamed main character. The young Indian man's persona is brought to life through his own recollection and spoken words. We recognize the turmoil this character faces as he is away from "his people," attending college in White man's society. He doubts his place in either world, believes he must choose between them, and realizes finally that being an Indian is only one part of who he is....   [tags: Blue Winds Dancing Essays]
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Journey To My Past: Responses to Silent Dancing Story - Journey To My Past: Responses to Silent Dancing Story 1 Journal of Reading Silent Dancing Many people say, "Do not judge a book by its cover," but the cover of this book drew me into a journey of reading. The line of the letters Silent Dancing is on top; just below that is a picture of a beautiful four-year old girl. Perhaps she lives with a wealthy family; the girl looks so cute and pretty in her dress. Like many other young girls who usually love toys, she is holding a rattlebox; however, she does not pay attention to the toy in her hands....   [tags: Silent Dancing Essays] 1927 words
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Pride and Racial Inferiority in Blue Winds Dancing - There is a fine line between admiration of one's own culture and contempt for those who are different. Where is the line drawn between pride and prejudice. A society will always feel as though their system of beliefs and way of life is superior and opposing culture are lacking in dignity. In "Blue Winds Dancing" Tom Whitecloud's unnamed character is at that crossroad in his life. Is his Indian culture truly inferior to that of the White man; is his honor to not drift away from his own culture leading to prejudice for the White man....   [tags: Blue Winds Dancing Essays] 682 words
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Intertwined Themes of Margaret Atwood's Dancing Girls - The Intertwined Themes of Margaret Atwood's Dancing Girls     Dancing Girls is a collection of Margaret Atwood's short stories. Each story captures a different aspect of society, different people of different ages, culture and status, with different attitudes, emotions and behavior; all in different locations and life circumstances. Yet there are many connections between the stories and these links are primarily found in Atwood's portrayal of women. As Atwood says: By and large my novel's center on women...None of them are about miners in the mines, seamen on the sea, convicts in the jail, the boys in the backroom, the locker rooms at the football game…How come....   [tags: Margaret Atwood Dancing Girls Essays]
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Dancing as a Form of Adoration - Can we dance to the Lord. How much skin can we show without apologizing. How should we behave in the house of the Lord. What parts of our bodies can we move without destroying a proper liturgy. There are different views about dance in Christian circles, but there’s a guarantee that dance can be and is a form of adoration to God and a tool for evangelism. There is a proper time to dance; however, dance can still be an effective tool within the Christian culture. I grew up as a dancer and as a Christian....   [tags: religious behavior, ]
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Dancing in The Dark by Morris Dickstein - Section ONE: Ronald Reagan once said, “We fought a war on poverty, and poverty won.” I read the book, Dancing in the dark by Morris Dickstein. This book was about the great depression, and the impacts it had on American life. The traditional thought of poverty, people dying of hunger and people lying in the roads, has been erased. America has abolished poverty by the traditional standards but the thought of poverty and what it is has changed. In America we consider poverty to be spending all your money on bills, so you have no money left for food to feed your family....   [tags: reagan, poverty, great depression]
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Dance Shoes: I Prefer Paws - I have been dancing for fourteen years now, and as you can imagine, I have been through numerous pairs of dance shoes. Growing older has allowed me to try and experience different shoes and brands, as my variety of dance shoe needs has expanded. Within the past few years, I have had a chance to tryout three different types of dance footwear, the three kinds I have always preferred. These preferred dance shoes- Foot Thongs, Foot Undies, and Paws- are the same type of shoe but vary in appearance, price, and function....   [tags: Dancing, ] 465 words
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Slow Dancing with Skeletons - What role do memories serve. How do a person’s dreams influence the decisions he must make in life. What are in the messages that people receive from their inner voices. In “Slow Dancing with Skeletons,” Jerome Denuccio writes that one of Sherman Alexie’s characters, Thomas Builds-the-Fire observes, “Your past is a skeleton walking one step behind you, and your future is a skeleton walking one step in front of you… these skeletons are made up of memories, dreams and voices.” (280). This passage interpreted could allude to the fact that a person’s dreams and memories will always be there for him, whether times are good or bad....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Jerome Denuccio] 1220 words
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Hamlet: Dancing Through Darkness - Dancing Through Darkness One cannot exercise the mind enough to prepare for the moment when tragedy occurs. Our emotions are very unpredictable in this way. What comes after the tragedy is referred to as the ‘grieving period’. The mind has to go through this in order to stretch itself from the unpredictable emotions, back into a form of acceptance of what was lost. In the tragedy striking play of “Hamlet, Prince of Denmark” written by William Shakespeare, the author has the reader take a look at the more intense grieving period of the many members who cope with more than one death at a time....   [tags: tragedy, emotions, grief, Shakespeare]
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Dancing With Wolves - 1. The film Dancing with Wolves takes place in South Dakota in 1863. John Dunbar is the main character who hurts his leg in battle and is sent to the frontier on a new mission as a Lieutenant. When Dunbar arrives in South Dakota he is there alone, no one else had made their way their yet. Dunbar gradually starts to live with the Indians and become one of them getting the name Dancing with Wolves. Another main character is Standing with a Fist, who marries Dancing with Wolves. Standing with a Fist is an American who was captured but the Indians when was very young....   [tags: essays research papers] 643 words
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Styles of Dancing - El tango is one of the best produced dances of all times. Ballroom dancing originated in England in the late 18th Century and early 19th centuries in which these dances such as the waltz were performed by the upper and elite classes of society in balls and parties. During the late 19th century to the early 20th century, it became a trend among the working and middle class where they would go to gatherings and events in public dance halls. In the early 1920’s ballroom dancing competitions started to boom that in 1924 an organization was formed called the Ballroom Branch of Imperial Society of teachers of Dancing....   [tags: Dance] 996 words
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Dancing with Athena - Dancing with Athena I shall always remember the new-kid-in-school feeling that came flooding back from childhood on my first day of student teaching. Having been in my share of new environments, I have learned deeply the power of a first impression. That first day I made it a point to look into the eyes of the young people in my classes, ignore the butterflies of trepidation fluttering in my gut, and smile bravely. Most students smiled back, some curious, others confident. Some appeared quietly guarded, while a fair number wore their seventh-grade brand of defiance and hostility on their sleeves like a badge....   [tags: Personal Narrative Teaching Essays]
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Dancing in Dandelions - Dancing in Dandelions The dandelion is a plant many of us have become familiar with over the years. The golden flower clutches our lawns, highways and byways. Successful strategies for survival have given the dandelion a foothold in our lawns, if not in our hearts. Several individuals have fond remembrances of gathering the flower as a child, and it became the all-American symbol of a "mother's first bouquet." Yet as an adult, the plant is likely to become a distinct target when bending down to weed the front lawn or a pest nestled within one's personal garden....   [tags: Botany]
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Dancing to a Different Tune: Autism - Dancing to a Different Tune: Autism I’m sitting in Mrs. Morton’s kindergarten class at 9:37 watching her dark tan leather shoes move back and forth as she recites the alphabet. Unconsciously avoiding eyed contact, as she turns down the row and slowly moves towards my desk (Sperry 22). As Mrs. Morton approaches me, I cower back in fear, unable to deal with the unpredictable and inconsistent nature of human beings (Dawson 112). “Kenny, why are you not listening to me?” Feeling vulnerable I remain silent, unable to cope with this social situation (Williams 159)....   [tags: Personal Narrative Writing] 1299 words
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Aerobic Dancing and Weight Control - Flat stomachs, tone arms, nice, firm buttocks, and nice shapely legs. This sounds like a familiar dream for many women in the world. Most do not think it is possible for them to achieve, but clearly all it takes is time. Aerobics dancing is one of the most effective aids in weight control, with the added benefits of improved self-esteem and confidence. Many people cannot enjoy life due to their weight and other problems brought on by being overweight. Those who are overweight cannot mentally handle the thought of going out and being seen....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Dancing Skeletons: Life and Death in West Africa - Although the !Kung San of southern Africa differ greatly from the people in the west African nation of Mali, both areas share similar problems. Both suffer from diseases, illnesses, malnutrition, and having to adapt to the ever changing and advancing cultures around them. What I found to be the most significant problem that is shared between both areas is that the people suffered from a lack of education. In the book Dancing Skeletons: Life and Death in West Africa by Katherine A. Dettwyler, there is a lack of education in proper nutritional practices, taking care of children and newborns, and basic medical knowledge and practices....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Katherine A. Dettwyler] 1707 words
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Dancing around the Truth of My Papa’s Waltz - The poem, “My Papa’s Waltz” by Theodore Roethke, is about a boy reminiscing about an incidence with his father. From the beginning, this poem states the conflict between a father and son involved in a rambunctious dance, but as it continues, the story suggests the dance may actually be a physical altercation. Within the line, “Such waltzing was not easy,” is the proposal this is not a singular incident, but rather a routine ritual between the boy and his father (Line 4). The speaker is an adult recollecting, to himself as the audience, a childhood memory of an incident with his father....   [tags: Theodore Roethke, Poetic Analysis]
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Types of Relationships in Friel´s Dancing at Lughnasa - The play “Dancing at Lughnasa” written by Brain Friel is full of different types of relationships which I will explore in my essay. The typical and traditional example of relationships between women and man in this play is portrayed through Chris and Gerry. The dynamics of their relationship infrequently changes with time. Although they are bound together by their son Michael, they don’t live together and aren’t married. Gerry visits are irregular and unexpected; usually whenever he takes it into his head....   [tags: Brain Friels, play, relationship, music] 1147 words
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The Country Dancing Hall - The Country Dancing Hall "Get down, turn around, go to town, Boot Scootin' Boogie!" This is a familiar piece of music sung by Brooks and Dunn that is regularly heard at my favorite place, "Boot Scootin' Thursday" at the Dubuque County Fairgrounds. Many people believe that country music is just singers whining about their divorce, the death of their dog, etc. In reality, however, it is much more than that. Country music is all about life experiences. This place allows people of all ages to be free, spend time with those they care about, and just have fun....   [tags: Descriptive Essay Examples, country, dance] 1007 words
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Native American Ritual Dancing - Native American Ritual Dancing “It has often been said that the North American Indians ‘dance out’ their religions” (Vecsey 51). There were two very important dances for the Sioux tribe, the Sun Dance and the Ghost Dance. Both dances show the nature of Native American spirituality. The Ghost Dance and the Sun Dance were two very different dances, however both promote a sense of community. “The Sun Dance was the most spectacular and important religious ceremony of the Plains Indians of 19th-century North America” (Lawrence 1)....   [tags: Native Americans Rituals Traditions Dance Essays]
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Ballroom Dancing - Ballroom Dancing: The Development of Two Techniques It is a fact that emotion stimulates the body into movement. It has been said that “dancing is older than anything except eating, drinking and love”. Civilization and conditioning has taught people to suppress this natural response but the primitive desire still remains. Prehistoric man expressed his emotions by movement. When speech was just developing, even primitive cave drawings depict men dancing. As time went on and language was developed, the expressive movements of early man continued but transformed from spontaneous, formal and lastly traditional aspects....   [tags: essays research papers] 596 words
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line dancing - “Reflections on Country Line Dancing” “Don’t tell my heart, my achy breaky heart; I just don’t think you’d understand.” Who knew that the 1993 smash hit, “Achy Breaky Heart,” by Billy Ray Cyrus would be the turning point that would cause country line dancing to become a worldwide phenomenon. Despite differing opinions on the exact history, it is evident that country line dancing is an extension of past social dance forms and is representative of the social, economic, and political state of the United States....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Lion Dancing - Lion Dancing When you’re in Chinatown on Chinese New Year, you can hear the firecrackers popping followed by the loud music of banging drums and cymbals clashing in beat with each other. Then as the smoke clears, a huge beast emerges from the smoke. Kids hide behind their parents as the beast shakes its head from side to side and begins to dance around. It is a frightening beast, but it scares the evil spirits and brings good luck to all the stores around Chinatown. As some people know from this description, this is Lion Dancing – a mixture of dance and martial arts....   [tags: Dance Culture Cultural China Chinese Essays] 595 words
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Break Dancing - Break Dancing Most people have heard of break dancing and have been amazed and mystified by the extraordinary movement, but what is it really and where did originate from. Many people have influenced the history of break dancing and will continue to. From being a recreational sport it has become competitive and addictive to hundreds of people all around the world as some of the greats of the business like Kujo to the new learners experiment and progress further the sport will never die out....   [tags: Papers] 1417 words
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Dancing Queen - As I stand in my starting pose, after the judges have called the name of my dance group, and we have walked out to onto the stage. I can hear the people in the audience applauding and talking. I can hear my heart beating. I can also feel it. I feel like it's about to jump right out of my chest I am so nervous. I have been here once before but never for this age group and we have never been this group. We are the junior tap lines we are one of the best in Arkansas. As the music starts I forget everything and everybody around me .I can no longer see the people watching my every move I can no longer see the judges facial expressions or try to read there lips....   [tags: essays research papers] 476 words
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Disco Dancing - Couple dancing, enhanced by the individuality of the 1960s, returned in the 1970s with the hustle and other elaborately choreographed dances performed to disco music, a simple form of rock with strong dance rhythms. Disco dancing would completely dominate the social dance scene of the 1970s and most of the 80s. Eventually the growing popularity of late 80s music, including new age, punk rock, and funk, would bring about the death of disco. Disco was yet another "flavor of the month" in the dance world that was victim to over-exposure....   [tags: Informative Essay] 308 words
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Ballroom Dancing - Have you did something that you didn’t really want to do, and then later get selected for doing it. Well, I have. It was another beautiful Friday at Spottsville Elementary School, and ever Friday at Spottsville was music class. But today we didn’t have music class, today was something totally different. Our music teacher Ms.Belcher was having try-outs for Mrs. Benson's ballroom dance team. To tell you the truth, I was just going to get up there and goof-off, and that I did do. But, on that Friday something went wrong, something terrible, something I didn't expect to happen....   [tags: essays research papers] 766 words
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Salsa Dancing - Salsa Dancing Robert and his wife, Lucy, decide to take dance classes at a local Salsa dance club. They used to go to ballroom dance classes at the same club some years ago. Because Salsa dancing has become so popular, they book the classes in advance. On the back of the receipt a printed clause says “For terms and conditions please see notices in the club”. On the inside of the club door a large notice is pinned up. The notice reads, “The club will not accept responsibility for any loss suffered by customers”....   [tags: Papers] 1401 words
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Dancing Toward Sucess- Falling Into Reality - I have the freedom to follow my own ideals, to make my own choices, to express my own morals, and to determine how I want to pursue my happiness. The kind of life I want depends on the kind of person I am - on my character and culture. I ask myself time and again, "how am I going to live a happy life in society today?" This question can be answered differently every day, depending on the events and actions that I take as an adult. An unforgettable experience taught me that making it in society does not always mean being the best....   [tags: essays research papers] 1457 words
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Ballroom dancing versus everyday conflict - Good Morning/Afternoon Mr. Strathdee and fellow English scholars, today we take a journey into the world of ballroom dancing. Ballroom dancing, although not a dance of individualism, it also rebels against the label of conformity often thrown at it. Our task was to compare the documentary ‘Absolutely Ballroom’, and the movie ‘Strictly Ballroom’. To properly undertake our task we were compelled to lose ourselves in the plots, music and techniques used in both films. Both show us the highs and lows of songs, elaborate dance routines, lavish costumes, and outlandish characters....   [tags: essays research papers] 637 words
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Dancing With the Heart - My fluid movements allowed for no mistakes. Hundreds, perhaps thousands, were going to watch my every move. Dance with your heart. I muttered these words under my breath. This was a pivotal time in my life. I had waited for this moment all season. I wanted to execute each move perfectly, to dance my heart out, not only because of the crowd, but because of something greater which linked my heart to this dance. During my sophomore year at Hotchkiss High School, I joined the Hotchkiss Varsity Dance Team....   [tags: Personal Experience ] 1655 words
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Dance is an Art Form not a Mating Ritual - Dance: Is it a mating ritual or an art form. The dictionary defines dance as "an artistic form of nonverbal communication" (dance). As Christians we have always heard that dancing is immoral; that dancing only led to one thing- sex. Although this is the general belief, many people find the art of ballet, such as The Nutcracker to be tasteful. Dancing embodies passion, grace and poise. Dancing is not just a mating ritual as we have been told; it is a story that is too good for words. Dancing is a way to communicate with anybody no matter what language they speak or how old they are....   [tags: Dance Dancing] 1912 words
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Hispanic American Culture Dance - Hispanic American community are rooted from their origins in Cuba, Mexico, Puerto Rico, and other Spanish speaking countries that have come together and form a culture in the United State of America. The culture is built in different categories; for instance, religion, social custom, health practices their privacy, and birth. They come from a comprehensive familiar culture that has been called the second in America. Because of their pride and affection they feel unsafe to give up their past. Their notoriety in the United State has been their resistance to assimilate; their guarded image of Hispanic-American culture has been the tongue of flame....   [tags: Hispanic, American, Culture, Dancing, ] 925 words
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Comparing Culture in Everyday Use, A&P, and Blue Winds Dancing - Culture in Everyday Use, A & P, and Blue Winds Dancing   Alice Walker, John Updike, and Tom Whitecloud write stories in which culture plays an important role in many aspects of the conflict. In each story, a particular ethnic, occupational, social, gender, or age group's culture may be observed through characters' actions, thoughts, and speech. The decisions the characters make to resolve these conflicts in Everyday Use, A & P, and Blue Winds Dancing are affected by the characters cultural experiences....   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays]
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Complexions Contemperary Ballet - “It is artistic directors Dwight Rhoden and Desmond Richardson’s lifelong appreciation for the artistic and aesthetic appeal of the multicultural that forms the cornerstone of Complexions Contemporary Ballet’s singular approach to reinventing dance”. During the month of February, the company, Complexions, has traveled around the nation to perform to different audiences. Dwight Rhoden and Desmond Richardson are the Founding Artistic Directors of the company. This critique will be focusing on the performance on February 8th 2014 at the South Miami Dade Cultural Art Center....   [tags: dancing, expression, tone] 818 words
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Dance One's Way to a Better Life - “’The Dance instills in you something that sets you apart. Something heroic and remote.” Edgar Degas” (Buckman, 9) Dancing brings many people to realize who they are and to become who they are truly meant to be; it challenges their bodies in physical, mental, and creative aspects. Dance is a timeless tradition that has influenced many cultures throughout the many centuries and millennia which will last forever in the hearts of people all over the world. It has as many different styles and categories as literature and science and as many facets as sports or theatrical arts....   [tags: perform and interact with others, social dancing]
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American Culture During the 1950´s - This paper will be a detailed description of what dance was like in the 1950’s specifically focusing on 1954 to 1959. It will also go beyond to demonstrate how the style of dancing is a direct reflection of the society during that time period. The topic will be presented in class and a brief reflection will be included in this paper. When most people think 1950’s the popular show “Happy Days” comes to mind; although, these were anything but happy days. The 1950’s were an era of prosperity, growth, and chaos in the United States; men were returning from World War 2 and many new babies were born....   [tags: dancing, generational gap, baby boom]
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History of Tango - The man and woman face each other, with the man holding the woman's right hand in his left, and with his right arm around her. The Tango is the third dance to use this hold for couple dancing. The Viennese Waltz is the first dance done in this couple hold. It was very popular in Europe in the 1830’s. Couple dancing before the Viennese Waltz was very formal and did not involve a lot of physical contact just mainly holding hands. About 10 years after the Viennese Waltz came the Polka. Also taking Europe by storm, the Polka became the newest craze to use this scandalous new hold....   [tags: Dance Dancing]
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Historical Events that Impacted Contact Improvisation - Historical Events that Impacted Contact Improvisation Dance has evolved greatly throughout the centuries. It began with ballet and has led up to contact improvisation. This form of dance begun in the early 1970's and was started by a man named Steve Paxton and a group of postmodern dancers from New York City. Contact improvisation is a partnering form of dance and known as the art of moving spontaneously with a group or another person. This form of dance does not require the exact set of traditional skills of other dance form, it doesn’t have a technique that could be studied, and it is practiced in order to accomplish the highest potential....   [tags: Dance Theory Dancing Essays] 761 words
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Why Girls Become Strippers - Why Girls Become Strippers For years men and women alike have wondered the same question, that is, “Why do girls become strippers?” Well, there are three main reasons. The first reason being the opportunity for monetary gain to better their future. In Ganttageep's article, “Exotic Dancing: Illusion and Fantasy, An Exotic Dancers Path to Power”, he shows this desire for money in this following quote, “When asked why they got into the world of exotic dancing many women state that money is the main reason,” (Ganttageep.) In addition, there own personal desires play a huge role in their life changing decision....   [tags: Exotic Dancing Stripper Essays]
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Mirroring an Exposed World - Mirroring an Exposed World I recently saw a photography piece, "Dancer" by Irving Penn on exhibit at the Whitney Museum. The striking thing about the photos was not that they were of a nude Alexandra Beller, but that hers is not what one would typically think of as a naked dancer's body. She's not tall and thin with well-defined muscles and barely developed breasts. No. She's fat. Beller took a big risk posing nude for Penn's camera. She dared people to see her as a dancer, not just a fat woman....   [tags: Dance Dancing Art Papers]
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Chechen Dancer: Makhmud Esambayev - Chechen Dancer: Makhmud Esambayev A Dance Magician Many believe music is a universal language. Regardless of ones nationality or background we can all recognize and be touched by the power of music. Makhmud Esambayev, a Chechen dancer born with an exceptional ear for music, devoted his life to touching others with his own power. Esambayev was born in 1924 in the small Circassian village of Stariye Atagi, which is located on the foothills of the Caucasian mountains. Stariye Atagi, about twenty km south of Grozny, is one of the largest villages in Chechnya....   [tags: Dancing Art Dancers Essays]
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Merce Cunningham as a Pioneer of Modern Dance - Merce Cunningham as a Pioneer of Modern Dance In the age of conformity, Merce Cunningham has resisted the temptation to remain aligned with his peers. Cunningham has pioneered a new school of thought in dance, and has set the standard for future pioneers. He is passionate about what he does and it has been evident in his works as a dancer and a choreographer. Cunningham was born on April 16, 1919, in Centralia, Washington. At the age of twelve, Cunningham became interested in dance and started informal instruction....   [tags: Merce Cunningham Dancers Dancing Essays]
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The Stimulus and Rhythms of Atalanta - The Stimulus and Rhythms of Atalanta The stimulus which, I thought would be most thought provoking and appealing was Atalanta. I found the idea of characterising a dynamic, strong vivacious woman appealing due to my strong background in theatre and acting. This enabled me to perceive hidden depths of Atalanta's character, which were not evident at first sight. Therefore, I chose this stimulus because I believed that Atalanta would be an interesting and challenging character to portray through the medium of dance....   [tags: Atalanta Gymnastics Dance Dancing Essays] 2285 words
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