Dance Styles of 1920’s The 1920’s were a very interesting time period, especially due to the emergence and jazz and dancing with it. Generally when people talked about dancing back in the jazz age, they might think about the exuberant youth dances like the Charleston or Lindy Hop, or the theatrical dances of Fred and Ginger. A common misconception are people assuming all people, regardless of age or ethnicity was dancing the latest fad youth dance of the moment, like the Black Bottom, Collegiate Shag or Lindy Hop (Musings). Dancing during the Roaring Twenties was important because it allegedly helped with women’s liberation. Women found it in there place to dance and it’s surely no coincidence that this was an era obsessed with dancing.
Not only did Donen direct movies, but he also choreographed as well. For a couple of his movies, Donen co-directed with Gene Kelly. However, musically themed movies started to fade out in the late 1950s, Donen started to direct more comedies. Although movie musicals faded out, Donen still had a major impact on the film industry.
During the premier of Rhapsody, George claims to have had included some of the notes that he had previously removed from the script. Fortunately the other performers followed along and George’s improvisation skills proved to be effective. Despite the short period that the piece was written in (approximately three weeks), it ultimately revoked the general negative consensus that Jazz was “degrading, pathological, nerve-irritating, sex-exciting music”,
“It was an age of miracles, it was an age of art, it was an age of excess, it was an age of satire” (Fitzgerald). The 1920s, otherwise known as the “Roaring Twenties,” was a significant time full of innovation in film and visual art. Young people accomplished their independence by experimenting with new ideas and ways of living. With that came the Flapper; she danced to jazz music and wore short skirts. Also, in the book Flappers, written by Kelly Boyer Sagert, she displayed characteristics and actions of the typical flapper; “they bound their breasts, in radical contrast to the Gibson girl curves; bared their arms; neglected to clinch their waists; wore flashy stockings, and painted their faces with bright and bold cosmetics” (Sagert 2).
Crunchy Granola Suite’s music is by G. Harrell ("Fosse - the Musical."). This specific piece of work is recognized by many dance critics to be one of the strongest pieces in the revue. The exciting piece, danced by twelve dancers is described as a showstopper. Two company members sing Crunchy Granola Suite: Brad Anderson and Eugene Fleming. These two members have been seen in previous numbers dancing, which is yet another example of the versatility Fosse expected from his dancers.
“A Madea Halloween” movie will be funny, scary, and dramatic. I believe people should go watch this movie because Tyler Perry has a background for making funny and dramatic movies. In the past, he has produced dramatic movies like Madea’s Big Happy Family and Diary of a Mad Black Woman. From the commercial preview, the movie “A Madea Halloween” will be funny because of Madea's funny voice along with her other great character skills that make an audience laugh. Madea persuaded me that the movie would be funny by knocking the clown out on the T.V.
For years, movie adaptations had been in the works, but due to legal or interest complications, the plans never came to fruition. Following the success of Chicago, the project was finally greenlighted and headed by director Bill Condon. Released in December 2006, the film has been the most expensive film with an all black cast. The film came to critical acclaim, winning a Golden Globe and 2 Academy Awards. In contrast to previous all black musical Porgy and Bess, Dreamgirls was a success from start to finish.
America was lush and prosperous. One of the reasons why historians called this the “Gilded Age” is, the fact, that average Americans enjoyed fairs that displayed industrial machines, the latest creations and other American progress. Americans attended circuses, vaudeville shows and sporting events. Baseball became so popular after 1900. America detonated with playing popular songs from sheet music on parlor pianos, played records on phonographs, and bought cheap books that accentuated adventure and the value of hard work and courage.
Jazz categories include Dixieland, swing, bop, cool jazz, hard bop, free jazz, third stream, jazz-rock, and fusion. Bebop was the first major leap in creating the cultural phenomenon that was jazz. It gained a massive amount of popularity over a short span. Bebop gained popularity in the 1940’s and the reason bebop stayed primarily in African-American culture was that it was too complicated for white musicians to copy. This brought their culture back into the public’s eye.
In contrast to the chic paintings, the typography became more bold, borders were often used creating an embossed or shadowed effect, giving the type a more 3 dimensional appearance. As TV became a popular fixture in households at the end of the ‘40s, less movies were made. Also, because of the war, budgets were cut and so less movies were made, rendering movie posters of this era rare and valuable collector’s items. Paranoia films became popular during the cold war era as Americans feared communism resulting from the war, but producers realised that they needed to focus on more genres rather than solely focusing on war, to win back their viewers. Because of this, fantasy films were created in the ‘50s to entice viewers.