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    Twyla Thharp Biography

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    take dance lessons at the Vera Lynn School of Dance, thus starting her training in which would end up being her illustrious dance career. According to Joseph H. Mazo, “Tharp spent the 1950s studying everything her mother thought might come in handy: ballet, baton twirling, piano, viola, drums harmony, counterpoint, typing and shorthand“ (306). In this way Tharp was already tuned to choreograph in a pluralistic approach, bringing several different genres of dance into her choreography, which she is

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    Misty being the first African american principal dancer, people from all races had hope. “Misty Copeland, one of the most famous ballerinas and biggest champions of diversity in the industry, would be promoted to the highest rank”. states the website (vox.com). Now that this happened to Misty and that people know what happened and who she is, they know that they can make it also. Bringing diversity into dance was a good thing. Only white people were shown in Ballet but that changed. Others get inspired

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    Twyla Tharp Twyla Tharp, an American dancer and choreographer, was born on July 1, 1941 in Portland, Oregon. When Twyla was a child her and her parents moved to Southern California and the family opened a drive-in movie theater the Twyla worked at from the age of eight. Twyla began taking piano lessons at the age of two and dance lessons at the age of four. Twyla’s mother wanted her daughter to be accomplished in many fields so she enrolled her daughter in various arts and other classes such as French

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    Alonzo King and a New Style of Dance

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    with a number of world-renowned ballet companies, and setting works on an even more substantial number of companies, along with establishing his own celebrated company: Alonzo King’s LINES Ballet in San Francisco, California. Alonzo King began dancing at a young age in Santa Barbara, California. He continued his training in New York at the Harkness School of Ballet, Alvin Ailey Dance School, and then the American Ballet Theatre School and School of American Ballet as a scholarship student. After

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    Humans have expressed thoughts and emotions through movement long before the development of speech. However, the origins of ballet can be traced back specifically to the Renaissance period and the early court dances in France and Italy. Any celebratory occasion, such as the birth of an heir or an influential marriage would call for social court dancing. All ladies and gentlemen of the court learned these rather intricate dances as part of their grooming for society. Around the 1400s, as the court

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    Whipped Cream Critique

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    000 seat Segerstrom Hall to reveal the American Ballet Theatre performing Whipped Cream. The pop-surrealist atmosphere of the show was enhanced by the enticing sugar theme sprinkled throughout. Princess Praline, Princess Tea Flower, Prince Cocoa, Prince Coffee, and Whipped Cream dance through the dreams of a boy who was bedridden for a sugar overdose. The costumes, elaborate sets, choreography, and playful music all worked simultaneously to bring this ballet its whimsy. No expense was spared while

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    Essay On Irene Sharaff

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    Irene Sharaff is a successful costume designer who has designed for many different movies and Broadway productions. She also worked designing costumes for the American Ballet Theatre, the New York City Ballet, and the Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo. She was born in Boston on January 23, 1993. Her career in costume design ran from 1928 to 1981 making it 53 years. She died August 10, 1993 due to congestive heart failure. She studied at the New York School of Fine and Applied Arts, the Art Students League

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    Women cover the stage of every ballet production and grace the audience with their artistry. However, where can the women be found outside the theater? Men can be found in charge of all the tier ballet companies across the United States like American Ballet Theatre, New York City Ballet, San Francisco Ballet, and Houston Ballet. Choreographic works from men like Marius Petipa, George Balanchine, and Alexei Ratmansky are constantly being used and restaged by major companies as well. Despite George

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    Michaela Deprince is a famous ballerina. Her life started out very unexpectedly. She grew up during a civil war in Sierra Leone, Africa. She showed spirit when she is dancing. Although she doesn’t develop a love for ballet until later, the thing that she shows spirit for also is her friends and family. As a result of this spirit, she was very gullible because she had something to lose during the war. Her real name was Mabinty, but was later changed to Michaela. Michaela was born with a skin condition

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    Women In Ballet

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    Ballet is an art form born out of the expressionism and creativity of the Renaissance period (Kraus 63). From the first ballet performed in 1580 to the present, women have been portrayed as fragile and dependent on men. One such ballet is The Nutcracker in which the girl-heroine Clara relies on the Nutcracker to save her from the evil Mouse King. The first production of The Nutcracker was performed for critics, public figures, and members of high society and received lack luster reviews on December

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