Igor Stravinsky (1882-1971) was born on 18th of June, 1882, in Oranienbaum. The environment he grew up affects him greatly in his future as an influential musician. His was quite familiar to Russian operas because of his father, Feodor, who worked at the Imperial Opera House, as a famous and well-known bass-baritones during those days. His parents decided to let him to continue his studies in the law’s field at the University of St. Petersburg, but he actually pursued advanced studies in music. At the age of 28, Serge Diaghilev, an impresario attracted by Stravinsky’s music and recruited him to write music score for ballet work, The Firebird ( L’oiseau de feu ).
How did Stanislavski contribute to the development of realism in the theatre? Konstantin Stanislavski was a russian actor and director and is famous for creating the naturalistic performing technique ‘Stanislavski Method’. He challenged the traditional theatrical principles of that time and has established himself as the most renowned director/actor. Konstantin Sergeyevich Alekseyev, was born to in January 1863 to one of the most wealthy families of Russia with a great history in theatre. His grandmother was a french actress (Image Source: Bio.com) and his father had built a stage on the family’s estate.
There are many different styles that are related to certain origins such as French Italian, and Russian and many styles are associated with specific training methods which typically were named after the creator. Most of ballet's early movements evolved from social court dances and prominently featured stage patterns rather than formal ballet technique. In the 17th century ballets popularity began to increase and became a professional art form. Amateurs would no longer be a part of these performances because challenging acrobatic movements were incorporated and could only be performed by highly skilled entertainers. Soon after that in 1661 King louis XIV established the first ballet school Académie Royale de Danse.
Musical theatre is able to address important and controversial topics such as racism, women’s rights, and violence in an entertaining and fresh way. Audiences can relate to characters who embody American life and values. American musical theatre positively affected and reflected the culture of 20th century America by addressing the social issues of each generation. One of the most pivotal musicals of the 20th century was Show Boat which helped make theatre what it is today. Show Boat, composed by Jerome Kern and Oscar Hammerstein II, opened December 27, 1927, and was the first musical to be based off of a novel (Show Boat Introduces American Musical Theater).
Jerome Robbins “left behind a legacy that to this day continues to be performed and honored” (Vaill). He was a key component in some of Broadways most famous productions that have embodied a golden age. The “lights on Broadway’s theaters would be dimmed for a moment and the flags at Lincoln Center lowered to half-mast” (Vaill). The world will always remember the man who provided an “indelible stamp” (Vaill) on musical theater and
When Berlin was at Tin Pan Ally, her wrote a tune call “Alexander’s Ragtime Band” that took the ways of old style ragtime with the more popular beat at the time. The song solidified Tin Pan Alley by making “Alexander’s Ragtime Band” a greatest achievement for them and Irving Berlin. When Americans heard “Alexander’s Ragtime Band” it made them change how they would listen to how it was played. Berlin song help put sales in radios and the phonographs, watch made Tin Pan Ally more because they made even more music. The next is George Gershwin; at 15 he left school and started playing nightclubs before working at Tin Pan Alley.
Milton Glaser is an iconic New York City designer who was born in New York, June 26, 1929. He attended the high school of music and art. Known for his influential colourful dynamic design, the three most popular of his famous design work include the I love New York logo, Bob Dylan poster and DC bullet logo and also designed for DC Comics. Milton Glaser is still a working graphic designer today, and I think his relevance to the changing of culture is outstanding. The society was going through so many of changes in the time between 1955 and 1975.
A marvellous painter with a powerful mind and talented hands, got his work and intelligence greatly admired by his contemporaries in life. Arcimboldo was a strange case, of an artist who was not famous himself, but his paintings were famous. He spent 25 years working for the Habsburg court and became known there for his designs of costumes, art, events and entertainments, but especially for the composite heads. These paintings were a sort of entertainment for the public, to amuse the viewer. Soon forgotten after his death, Arcimboldo’s precious legacy was rediscovered around 1930 when included in a New York’s Museum of the Modern Art exhibition called Fantastic Art, Dada, Surrealism.
Though ballet wasn’t originally intended for women, it was inevitable that the female race would rise above and eventually dominate this powerful yet delicate art. Femininity in ballet developed considerably after the reign of men in this art form during the 15th and 16th centuries, when men in mask and costume portrayed women in productions, and King Louis XIV’s elaborate productions starring himself in the 17th century. The Romantic Era ushered in a real exploration into the roles of gender, and ballets became a woman’s forte, full of love, sexuality, and femininity. During the early days of dance in ancient times of primitive civilizations such as the Aztecs and Maya, gender roles were not important to society. Dance was for times of celebration,
He wrote the script for this musical based upon an American picture book. Extremely attracted to the musical, I dreamed of performing. To make my dream come true, I started practicing singing and ballet. My continuous efforts brought me the chance to audition for two famous musicals. I hesitated about which audition