When you are dancing, there are many things you can channel; emotions, memories, people, experiences, stories, the list goes on and on. These properties can be portrayed through movements, facial expressions, and music. Dancing can also portray conflict; such as the conflict between Ponyboy Curtis and Darry Curtis in S.E. Hinton’s beloved novel, The Outsiders. In our dance piece, titled, Hard to See, both the music and movements work in harmony to illustrate Darry and Ponyboy’s maturing relationship.
By showing that she can do that she is setting examples that anyone can do anything they just have to put in the work and never give up not matter what. Like Katherine Johnson known as the woman who loved to count, she also had many other wonderful things in her life like being a wife ,mother, and a right to freedom in history. Her life has inspired many young women around the world to stand for what they want in life and don't hold back and also respect people and make sure they respect
She impacted life today with her science experiments, support, and inspiration. She is certainly a hero of change because she had changed the world, and, in the process, showed everyone that dreams could come true with courage and hard work. Perhaps if people could be more like Sally, the Earth would be made completely equal. Everyone would research how to benefit the world instead of constantly polluting it. These small things would make a huge difference. Aside from that, Sally believed that everyone deserves a chance to be great. Then why not stand up and change the world right
Selena Quintanilla-Perez was a talented Mexican-American singer, songwriter, spokesperson, and fashion designer. On top of her career, she had respect, and was admired as a great role model by Mexican Americans. The “Queen of Tejano” music, her contributions to music and fashion made her one of the most celebrated Mexican-American entertainers of the late 20th century. Billboard magazine named her the “Top Latin Artist of the 90s” and then “Best Selling Latin Artist of the decade”. Selena ranks among the most influential Latin artists of all time and is credited for catapulting a music genre into the mainstream market. Even though Selena was murdered, she achieved many great things throughout her lifetime. She is remembered today for her wonderful accomplishments. Selena was one of many Mexican-Americans to achieve crossover success with her music to become a global artist.
The women of America have been fighting for rights and equality since the beginning. They have written books, published articles, made speeches, held marches, and lead lives outside what was the norm for their times. In Fried Green Tomatoes the female leads between the two narratives are no different. In their own ways they lead lives that, while different from each other’s, all stood for how they felt a woman should be able to live. Though these characters are fictional they represent very real women of both the past and present.
Wilma Rudolph once said, “Believe me, the reward is not so great without the struggle. And I know what struggle is.” Wilma Glodean Rudolph, born prematurely on June 23, 1940, was an incredible woman. (Sanders, 2015). Born in a family of 22 kids, Rudolph had an extremely unwealthy home and life. She had many diseases, but the one that left her disabled was polio. Eventually, she got over polio, and became the fastest woman in the world. Wilma Rudolph was an Afrian Amerian woman that persisted to overcome polio. She created courage and inspiration, and illuminated the world by becoming the fastest woman in the world.
“Artworks have ‘aboutness’ and demand interpretation” (Barrett 71). This statement creates a foundation for writing, specifically about dance, as each dance piece is always about something, no matter how simple it appears to be. As I began to write about dance I knew not only to provide a description of the piece, but utilize the description as evidence as I develop a possible meaning. Additionally he explains, “There can be different, competing, and contradictory interpretations of the same artwork” (Barrett 73). When I would begin to develop an explanation from the description I provided, I had to remind myself that my interpretation was only one view of the dance and I should not try to provide one comprehensive interpretation for the
“Imperfection is beauty, madness is genius, and it’s better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring.” One of the many amazing quotes by an amazing woman. Marilyn Monroe was one of the most iconic model, musician, and actress of all time. Marilyn Monroe is still looked up to today and still inspires millions of people. Marilyn was born June 1, 1926 in Los Angeles, California. Marilyn Monroe was born with the name Norma Jeane but then in 1956 she legally changed her name to the name we all know her by, Marilyn Monroe. Marilyn was in and out of foster homes throughout her childhood. Although, there are many iconic and influential people in the world Marilyn Monroe has been the most influential.
In 1773, there were slaves all over colonial America working in plantations, and cleaning their masters houses. It wasn’t common for a slave to be writing poetry with their owners consent. Phyllis Wheatley’s success as the first African American published poet was what inspired generations to tell her story. It was her intellectual mind and point of view that made her different from others, both black and white. Phyllis’s story broke the barrier for all African American writers, and proved that no matter the gender or race, all human beings are capable of having an intelligent state of mind. Her arrival in America in 1761, at the age of eight is what started the story of a legend.
Is an American actress dancer, choreographer will all major dances like classical Ballet, Modern, African, Hip Hop and Jazz. Now she is currently teaching young dancers. At age 12 Debbie Allen audition at ballet school when she returned to her birth home in Texas. Auditioning for the school got denied just because of her skin color. When she got a second chance to perform a Russian instructor saw her talent of how a good dancer she is by a that the Russian instructor let her be is his academy . With all the situation that have been going on during her dancing career many people have put her color of her skin and body type get in her way but that has not stop her following her dreams. One of her famous quotes that did not her stop to follow her dream would be is “ I design my shots. I walk the rehearsal as the camera and say this is where I want to be...I want this look.”
Angelou’s contribution to the Civil Rights Movement and her achievements as an activist were remarkable. While these achievements seem to be enough to last a lifetime, the Civil Rights Movement was only the beginning for Angelou. Angelou worked as an outspoken Civil Rights activist during the movement. But even after the Civil Rights Movement had ended, she continued to be a voice of humanity, speaking out against anything that harmed the human spirit. Angelou moved on to influence American society as a whole, from the 1970’s to the day she died, May 28, 2014. She was a multi-talented person as Toni Morrison, a friend and contemporary of Angelou, expressed: “She had 19 talents and used 10. And she was a real original.” (qtd, in Sherwell, 2014).
The Into the Light exhibit, located in the Thomas Center, displays a wide array of Virginia Louise Leak’s artwork. Although Leak was diagnosed with a mental illness, she was still able to produce a lifetime of art. I believe her illness is what makes her art so extraordinary and relays a deeper message than what it appears to be on the surface. To me, if you truly desire to understand a work of art you first have to learn about the artist; therefore, before I even began observing the paintings and etchings I carefully read all of the plaques that gave detailed information about Leak’s life, history, and her works of art. Not all of Leak’s painting and etchings are on display for the public, but the artwork that is available to the public is truly astonishing. After observing her art in the exhibit, I carefully picked out three images to describe and interpret.
The book that I have chosen for this semester was “Life in motion”, an autobiography by Misty Copeland. I personally chose to read this book because it is about a dancer and I am a dancer. This book stood out to me because she is my inspiration and has been for a long time. I look up to her and I decided well, to read a book about my inspiration.
Misty Copeland is an example of an African American who has not let a stereotype steer them from their aspirations. Misty Copeland was born on September 10, 1982, in Kansas City Missouri. At age 13, Copeland began her ballet studies. Her dance instructor embraced her ethnicity. “[My dance instructor] Cindy believed that ballet was richer when it embraced diverse shapes and cultures. There would be times in my career when I would struggle to remember that, but I would eventually come back to that conviction, that the stage on which I performed was brighter for having me, even if some in the audience or dancing beside didn 't always agree” (“Misty Copeland
“Unbought and unbossed” is an interesting film that covers issues with African American women, and sexual politics that also offers a simple literary perspective of a black woman who puts herself in the middle of at the some of the most political and important issues like: black nationalism, feminism and african american women, etc. Chisholm herself writes in her book “unbought and unbothered”, “…My present attitude toward politics as it is practiced in the United States: it is a beautiful fraud that has been imposed on the people for years, whose practitioners exchange gilded promises for the most valuable thing their victims own, their votes. And who benefits most? The lawyers. (Chapter 4)”. Shirley was very active in the National Association of the Advancement of Colored People