Annie Get Your Gun opened on May 16 , 1946 and ran for approximately 1,147 in three years . In this time Ethel only took two vacations due to different illnesses . Merman and Berlin later met for Call Me Madam , where she won the Tony award for Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Musical . She also won the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress - Motion Picture Musical or Comedy . Ethel returned to Colorado dreadfully to be a housewife to her third husband
Jennifer Singh DANCE 9-24-15 Twyla Tharp is a modern dancer and a choreographer. Twyla was born July 1, 1941, and she is currently 74. In her early life, her mother started her off on the piano. In about 1951 Twyla and her family moved to Rialto, California. Once she was settled in at her new house she began her dance lesson at Vera Lynn School of Dance.
“Girl Through Glass” by Sari Wilson is the tragic depiction of a girl adored far too soon by a grown-up world. This book is split into two narratives, one following an eleven year old girl named Mira, the other is the first-person account of her, some 30 years later, attempting to piece together how she went from being one of Mr.B’s girls to a bitter woman who left ballet behind. The first story takes place in 1977, tracking Mira as she aspires to be a ballerina in New York City. Enduring the mess of her parent’s divorce, she finds some escape in dance, as it offers her control and power. It also introduces her to 47 year-old Maurice DuPont, a reclusive, charismatic balletomane who becomes her mentor.
Introduction – Josephine Baker “aka” Freda Josephine Mcdonald was a dancer and singer who was very popular in France during the 1920s. She also dedicated much of her life to fighting racism Introductory statement – Josephine fantasized of being one of those people on the big stage. Still in her elementary years she began dancing part-time in a chorus line. She turned sixteen and joined a traveling troupe. She later appeared in a Broadway show called Chocolate Dandies.
Elizabeth Anne Bloomer, commonly known as Betty Ford, was born in 1918 in the city of Chicago. Her family had ties in Grand Rapids, Michigan so they moved there. Betty wanted to be a dancer at a young age so when she was eight years old, she attended the Calla Travis Dance Studio. She was so proficient at dancing, she had her own dancing school while she was still attending high school. At the age of 16, her father died from carbon monoxide poisoning; this left her mother to support the family.
The party wouldn't be a party without the entertainment. During the dinner, to a surprise, the young girl and her damas and chambalians presented a dance to the crowd. They group performed the waltz and a pop dance to get the crowd going for the music! There was a live band including a dj. The kinds of music included a variety of pop, contemporary dance music, cumbia and salsa (mexican dances).
Choreographer Alvin Ailey expresses the story of the labored, broken, yet courageous black woman, though lengthy arm extensions and torso contractions that are combined with his signature style of ballet, modern dance, and African technique. Alvin Ailey trained dancers have a way of dancing bigger than the audience could ever imagine by embodying the real life struggles Alvin himself witnessed This type of character outpouring births a spiritual intimacy or soul connection between dancer and choreography and finally audience and dancer. A dance genius in his own right, Alvin Ailey was born on January 5, 1931 in a small town in Texas. His 17-year-old mother would soon know the struggles of being a single mother in the segregated south just months after Alvin was born. Alvin’s southern upbringing during his primary years
Nelly and her friends are in a play called “Queen Ester” they have long practices took them three months to make it right. While reading this it seems that Nelly likes to flirt and have a good time. Nelly talks about how she is going to live in Chicago and get singing lessons and doing different adventure, she tells her friend that she is engaged but does not where the ring on her finger but have it on a necklace. Nelly’s friend moved to Denver for collage but found out that Nelly was teaching sixth grade in Riverbend school when she graduated. Nelly was going to marry a person named Scott during the springtime, she decided to join a Baptist church, and she was going to be baptize.
Lena Horne Lena Horne was a rising actress in the time period of the 1930’s and 1940’s. Like many other actresses at the time, her career had many twists and turns, but she soon proved herself as a distinguished Hollywood star. Yet, there are a couple differences in Lena’s experience compared to that of her peers like Ava Gardner and Judy Garland. Lena was a light skinned African American who refused to play the role of servants, prostitutes, or “bumblingly idiots” typically given to black actors, which made it difficult to find jobs, but caused her to forge her own path and radicalize the industry for people of color. Lena grew up in Brooklyn, New York, with a gambling father and one of the first known ‘mom-agers’.
In To Kill A Mockingbird, based on class, gender, and race, Mayella Ewell does have power because, she has the power in the court and power over Tom. But one of her weakest points is her class, since she is poor, a lot of people look at them with no respect. But for her gender, she has power but little of it. During that time women had little power, but not as much as men. Mayella's strongest power is her race, she has power in court over Tom because she is white and Tom is African American.