One major way was how femininity was portrayed through literature during these time periods. During the Anglo-Norman period, we can analyze works such as, Marie de France’s, Lanval, to see that feminine power was not only accepted but put on a sort of on a pedestal. Women were controlling men through their seductive manners, and men were going with it. However, taking a turn into the Medieval period we see works such as Sir Gawain and the Green Knight. We see how in the beginning femininity is all powerful, but by the end, feminine power is something to be shameful about.
1). The Continence of Scipio is a wood panel painted in tempera on a cassone, a traditional wedding chest, and was commissioned around 1643.12 The panel depicts an episode of ancient Roman history in a contemporary setting: general Scipio Africanus, depicted on the left hand side of the panel and identifiable thanks to his hat, is returning captive Lucretia to her Carthaginian fiancé.13 Several events constituting the Renaissance wedding procession are depicted here, the two most important ones are the display of the dowry on the left hand side of the panel, and musical festivities which publicise the union between the two families on the right hand side. The left side is a direct reference to the initial marriage negotiations between the family of the bride and groom.14 From the rich clothes worn by the figures involved in the procession and the dominance of gold on the panel, the procession appears as a staged ritual where the wealthy are giving themselves in spectacle to the poor, emphasising hierarchies within the Florentine society. In this regard, The Continence of Scipio is not only a simple depiction of public ritual in Renaissance Florence, it is the representation of a representation. Depicting rituals as it is done on
Yet, his acting career was cut short due to his premature balding, causing him to turn to choreography. Fosse’s choreographic style was known to be sexually suggestive, considering he grew up in Cabaret nightclubs. Bob Fosse’s signature style became popular and he began choreographing musicals such as, Pajama Games, Damn Yankees, Sweet Charity, Pippin, Chicago
This major milestone led to Calloway moving to New York City. That same year, Calloway married Wenonah Conancer, despite admitting to being a womanizer. In 1929, Cab Calloway and the Alabamians would tour to New York City, where they were hired to play at the Savoy Club. Unfortunately, their opening night went horribly. They blamed the failure on not being familiar with the dance music that was popular in Harlem.
Slide 3: Mardi Gras originated from Rome, going back thousands of years to Pagan Celebrations including Roman Festivals of Spring and Fertility, also known as Saturnalia and Lupercalia. Historians say that the first Mardi Gras was celebrated in 1162. It is said that on March 3, 1699 French Explorers landed in what is today Louisiana. There was a celebration and nicknamed the spot “Point du Mardi Gras.” You may have heard of Mardi Gras as Fat Tuesday or
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.
The Unicorn Tapestries are the mystery of woven artworks from the Middle Ages; the researchers are trying to discover exactly who is the artist who designed them and their true origin. These tapestries from the late fifteenth century are the most famous and came to public attention in the mid-nineteenth century. They were housed in the castle in the city of Boussac from 1660 to 1835 and in the last year the contents of the castle were sold to the city by the last descendant of the Carbonnieres family. In 1883, the tapestries made their way to the Cluny museum in Paris, where they are officially installed and attracted many visitors over the years. However, the exact place of origin and the identity of the artist is yet to be confirmed.
Many serious listeners consider her the greatest jazz vocalist ever. She was born Eleanora Fagan on April 7, 1915, in Baltimore, Maryland. (The name "Billie" she later borrowed from one of her favorite movie actresses, Billie Dove.) At the time of Billie's birth, her mother, Sadie
Romeo and Juliet, The Firebird, and Cinderella were choreographed during this time. The modern pointe shoe had been invented and ballerinas were en pointe by this time. In the United States of America, George Balanchine opened a school in New York City and in Chicago, his most important school being the one in New York City. He re-choreographed Swan Lake and Sleeping Beauty, as well as producing many original ballets. These ballets he choreographed are still performed today.
Mardi Gras During Mardi Gras people enjoy history, traditions, costumes, and fun. How and when did New Orleans become a popular Mardi Gras destination? Mardi Gras came to North America from Paris. There was a French explorer by the name of Iberville. Iberville along with his men explored the Mississippi River.