She created a technique which pushed past rigid classical ballet sybusses and created a series of innovative exercises which changed the face of movement in the 1920s. Graham intertwined her technique principles and choreography, as she emerged in the 1930s with modern works, shocking audiences and breaking barriers of dance. Martha Graham was a dance icon, she saw past the perceptions of dance and developed innovative movement, exercises and choreography, her desire to explore these new pathways enabled dance to grow and contemporary to ultimately
Her astonishing performance, included wild costumes showing off her celebrity status. Josephine became the most photographed woman in the World rivaling Gloria Swanson and Mary Pickford.Baker also became the most paid than any entertainer in Europe . Although she was a dancer she got to show off her acting skills, she starred in two movies in the early 1930s, Zou-Zou and Princesse Tam-Tam. and moved her family from St. Louis, Missouri to Les Milandes, her estate in Castelnaud-Fayrac, France. In 1936 she returned back to the US to star in Ziegfeld Follies, despite the fact that she was a huge celebrity in Europe, American crowds hated the idea of a black woman with so much limelight, newspaper reviews were just as cruel as the audience(The New York Times called her a “Negro wench”), Josephine returned to Europe displeased with the outrageous act.
Another sport that became incredibly popular, particularly with women, was swimming. Women had been allowed to swim in the Olympic Games of 1912 and from there on the sport grew in popularity- especially during the second half of the 1920s after Miss Gertrude Ederle’s 1926 swim across the Channel beat the record by two hours. Even more impressive, when you consider that at the time, the record was held by a man.This official Olympic seal of approval for swimming as a female-friendly sport was a quick development for more modern and practical women’s swimming costume.The Edwardian culottes and skirt combination was replaced in the 1920s with woollen jersey sleeveless tank suits, reminiscent of earlier male swimming costumes. These semi-elasticated garments came in a wide variety of colours and patterns, and were infinitely more suited to water pursuits than their historic counterparts. As the swimwear company Jantzen, declared in its advertising slogan of 1929, this was ‘the suit that changed bathing into swimming’.
A dance film, on the other hand, employs dance as a main character with a more pivotal role in the transformation of the protagonist. Thus, in Shall We Dansu?, because it is an active force in the narrative with human-like characteristics, such as being shrouded in shame, ballroom dance becomes an initiator of intimacy. In Salsa and DanceSport, McMains explains Mexican-American Giselle Fernandez’s need for a creation of an alter ego despite already being
“Twyla Tharp's work fused classical discipline and rigor with avant-garde iconoclasm, combining ballet technique with natural movements like running, walking and skipping. While modern dance had historically aspired to high seriousness and spirituality, Tharp's work was edgy.” Tharp expanded the boundaries of contemporary performance and modern dance through her over exaggerated and unpredictable movements danced to pop, classical music, or silence. With the influential power she had in the world of modern dance, Twyla Tharp was able to create “Aquarius” to express the way she felt about the period of constant war that she was living through. “No one could tolerate me, so I had to do my own work" , as an active and bold choreographer for her time, Tharp had no fear in giving her opinion through her art and her contribution to building up the countries dance culture made her a top choice of one to relay a message of the current issues in 1970 American society. The choreography along with its creator have contributed to the history of modern dance because of the movements done and way they were put together.
In actuality, Zelda bore a resemblance to Rosalind because Zelda too was independent, did what she yearned to do and expressed her viewpoints without inhibitions or restrictions (Solomon). For her, women such as Rosalind must be admired because of their courage, their recklessness and spend-thriftiness. The first quarter of the 20th century saw several young women in America as “flappers” because it was a craze adapted by all. F. Scott Fitzgerald said that the character of Rosalind Connage resembled his own wife and thus “the original American flapper” was in reality base on Zelda herself
Moreover, in 1971 she published the collection “Just Give Me a Cool Drink of Water ‘Fore I Die” which was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize. In 1995, Angelou published “Phenomenal Woman” to inspire women and celebrate all the obstacles she overcame in her life. Phenomenal Woman tells the story of a confident woman who rises above societies standards of beauty, but still has everyone spell bounded by her. The poem is draws our attention to the inner power and confidence of a woman. This confidence radiates through her hips, waist, and breasts even though they are the exact opposite of the “Barbie doll” figure that everyone thirsts after.
She was born in June 12,1929 in Frankfurt, Germany. Her full name was Annelies Marie Frank (Polak 453). Others thought Anne was happy, talkative, and spunky, but on the inside she felt conflicted. However, she was very hopeful that the war would end and life could return to normal. She believed that people were still truly good despite the war, as shown in her quote.
Character of Gu Li Gu Li is the most popular character in Tiny Times". She was like an elegant and noble business woman, who was full of the makeup exquisite, real face, body enchanting, who was the extremely strong woman in today’s circumstance, in particular among the university students. She can worship money, advocating brand name, chasing the upper class of life. The four main characters in the movie, Gu Li, Lin Xiao, Nan Xiang, Tang Wan, the friendship between them begun from the high school, and continued to now. In this small group, Gu Li was nevertheless the leader, the queen, and always wanted to be the one who could always be successful.
The camera zooms in as her brown aged eyes gazed upon the two beautiful women in the photographs that she held with soft and delicate hands. At nearly ninety years old Leni Riefenstahl smiles fondly at her youthful images as memories of her previous acting career flood her thoughts. Prior to becoming an actress the young Riefenstahl was a successful dancer until a knee injury derailed her dreams. As a result of her accident she was no longer able to perform, thus she turned her focus to acting and became a lead actress in many films. Riefenstahl was a vivacious woman that persisted on being uncooperative, defiant, and disobedient towards the directors while she on set for her films.
With the high powered jazz numbers, that keep the show moving forward. In the number, “You Gotta Have A Gimmick” the girls create the world of “Stripping” hoping to explain to Louise how to take the world of stripping by storm. The drum beats that accentuate the ladies hip thrust help create the world very well, and help to create the world that Louise has been thrown in. Overall, the musical Gypsy is an American classic and provided amazing music to the musical theatre cannon. Unfortunately, this stage to screen adaptation is lack luster, leaving much to be desired in the role of Mama Rose.
The reason her fashions are so popular is because the type of person she was.” She brought the A line dress to popularity, the pillbox hat, and Chanel suit. Jackie Kennedy forever left her mark in the fashion world. “When a woman is glamorous, it often stops there. With Jackie, it stopped with her big sunglasses and jet-setting image. But there were a lot of brains under that pillbox hat,” said Tina Santi Flaherty, author of What Jackie Taught Us: Lessons From the Remarkable Life of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis”.
However if we look this movie through the feminist lens we will see how females we equally important in this movie. Since the movie showed that women also have equal power as men. As Janet a very attractive white girl blue eyes and golden hair is very important in the film. Since she was the one that Mexicans asked for her help since she was very popular in the school and was good communicating with people. The film portrayed her as if it wasn 't for this beautiful blonde girl they werent going to achieve
Women established independence in the 1920s on the basis of their recently granted voting rights, and the more women are encouraged to vote, the more independent they become(Henretta 644).The term “Flappers” is often used to describe women living in the 1920s as the dress code for woman has completely changed from the victorian traditions("New"). In a coke advertising poster in the 1920s, the women in the image has short hair, painted nails and is in a sundress(“Let’s”). The celebratory background, her joyful expression and the cute panda doll give the audience the feeling that the woman lives with ease and has a good companion. Her appearance and the way she holds the hands of her companion suggests that she is not a household wife and to a family, but is instead, an independent individual seeking for romance. This impression of a delighted woman was the role model for women and also the ideal date for men.