These two members have been seen in previous numbers dancing, which is yet another example of the versatility Fosse expected from his dancers. This specific piece is a part of part one, which ironically is the second section of Fosse. It begins with one single dancer on the stage. This dancer sets the entire mood simply by stylistically moving her arm, slowly. After she begins to move from her opening position, other dancers slowly come on either one by one, or in small groups.
“ Work Hard. Dream Big.” Mark Morris has been dancing since age of 8. Interestingly, he started to choreograph because of the existence of music. He’s able to give the entire first half hour of music for the party scene, the gift giving, the parents and children with the 70s vibe. He has been a choreographer since he was in his teens.
Saturday, October 8, I attended the Kelly Alvarez & Artists Concert at the Peery’s Egyptian Theater. While there was a lot of effort given in every movement, there were a few that particularly stood out to me. One of the movement that stood out to me is the first movement, in the second act, Trek, of the concert, Illumination. It was performed by the male dancer, Jonathan Kim. The set for this dance was quite simple.
The audition was for Nutmeg Ballet Conservatory. The class was being held at the Alvin Ailey School in New York City. Being my paranoid self, I was there two hours early. The teachers weren’t even there yet, so I waited in a studio and warmed up on my own. My friend showed up thirty minutes later for the same audition and we preceded to spend the next thirty minutes trying to calm each other down.
Ballet became foundation of many other dance genres. Ballet dancer requires years and years of training to be professional. It's choreographed and performed by trained dancers, and dancers are wearing splendid costumes and dancing on a adorned stage with lighting, banner, and scenery. The word "ballet'' entered English usage from French around 1630 which means "to dance". There are couple of styles in ballet, and today, I like to introduce classical, Romantic, and contemporary.
The stage lighting is subtle and just enough to spotlight the dancer who stands tall with her arms extended to the sky and hands clasped together. A long, white sheet-like scarf drapes the dancer’s hands. As the music begins the solo dancer starts to sway then slowly she starts walking back and forth across the stage only ever taking one or two steps in each direction. With each step crossing one foot in front of the other. Her arms are still outstretched but now they are open; the audience can see the dancer’s face.
It is interesting watching the reactions of the Moms to each other’s behaviours. Another section of Dance Moms found entertaining is finding out what happens behind the scenes of the fake smiles and dancing and to see how hectic and dramatic show business is. Dance Moms has an educational aspect as it discusses how people strive to get to the stage that they are and inspires other young and older girls to start dance. The seriousness of the competition makes Dance Moms more interesting to the audience, “That’s what I’m preparing you for, and that’s what this journey has been all along”. Another intriguing technique used to entertain the audience is when the producer included phone conversations so that the audience can hear first-hand that what is said on reality TV is actually true.
As s dancer you never know what opportunities you’ll act so you have to be very versatile. You never know who’s watching you. I do almost every style of dance. Ballet, jazz, tap, hip-hop, musical theater, and a little bit of acro. I’ve been dancing since I was two.
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).
The most controversial presentation of the Ballets Russes was "The Rite of Spri", choreographed by Nijinsky with music by Stravinsky. The modern ballet music, the new postures of the feet and the theme of human sacrifices create a feeling of displeasure in the audience. After Petipa's "golden age", Michel Fokine began his career in St. Petersburg, but moved to Paris and worked with Diaghilev and the Ballets Russes. The Russian Ballet continued its development under Soviet rule. There was little talent left after the revolution, but that small portion of talent made it expand to the other generations.