New Orleans provided a receptive environment for jazz to develop and grow. All “Early New Orleans” bands did not sound the same. The style of playing varied with the job, whether it was music for a parade, funeral, or dancing. Melody was fixed but everything else was improvised during performance. Music played in some African American clubs was considered too “rough” by established New Orleans society.
Alvin Ailey was a prevalent modern dance choreographer in the 20th century known for breaking down the racial barriers within dance. Born in Rodgers, Texas and growing up around the era of social rebellion and the fight for reconstruction of cultural stereotypes, Alvin Ailey’s company played an important role in the civil rights movement. Founding the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre in December 1958, Ailey brought the vision of greater racial equality and used his modern dance as a platform for both his personal and cultural expression. Through the medium of dance, Alvin Ailey emerged African American aesthetic, fostered awareness for the need of multi-racial modern dance, and pioneered dance as a political and social movement. Ailey made a point of producing the works of black choreographers and musicians, focusing his productions on black American themes.
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). It was difficult to convince Edna Ferber, the author of Show Boat, to allow her book to be turned into a musical, since most musicals of the early 20th century were focused on comedy.
It is apparent that Charles Busch would incorporate his background in the play, as it deals with Jewish culture and heritage, and he is quite knowledgeable of the Manhattan area. One fact to note however his experiences in drag, which may explain how he chose to employ his unconventional humor in The Tale of the Allergist’s Wife, to elicit a strong response from the audience and draw them into the main themes of the
A few famous artists who contributed to our history in entertainment during this time were, Louis Armstrong, Roland Hayes, Jackie "Moms" Mabley, and Ella Jane Fitzgerald. These are famous artists and musicians that came from Harlem, New York during the Harlem Renaissance. In conclusion, during the Great Migration, people of color were both able to be free and to start a new life. Even though they still faced a terrifying amount of segregation and racism, steps were made to further equality.
Before this epoch, the indigenous people and the slaves brought to the Americas in the 17th century, danced to their own music, but very little is known about it. After the American Civil War people from the Caribbean and the south of the United States began to move to the big cities in the North. In New York many settled in the Harlem District. They brought with them their own music and cultural traditions. Dances as Charleston and Lindyhop became very popular among blacks as well as whites and the influence of what is called this ‘Harlem Renaissance’ spread even into Europe.
His pieces are branded by “the intensity and compactness of their expression and wide variety of mood” ranging from reflective and emotional to upbeat and comical. “He had the ability to make the most complex movement appear effortless, and totally reflective of the musical score, as if it were created spontaneously for that exact moment in time” (New York City Ballet). One of Jerome Robbins biggest impacts on the world of musical theater was that he redefined theater dance “as an integrated, dramatic element of musicals, setting out to demonstrate that artists like himself need not divide their artistic works from their commercial works, but could create at their highest level for the Broadway stage” (Smith). Robbins had a curious mind and wanted to “explore new influences and ideas”
The 19th century’s huge theatrical evolution included many drastic changes, most notably, the inclusion of black theatre troupes to form. The emergence of this is a huge influence in today’s theatre. Hanners mentions the importance of the black theatre troupe by saying, “The ability of black troupes to establish a foothold in American show business, the period of the minstrel show remains one of America’s great artistic and social tragedies” (Hanners 33). The emergence of black troupes made way for incredible black actors and performers, most notably Bill “Bojangles” Robinson, the black tap-artist who starred alongside
This dance is a combination of the African and French minuet, and was created by African slaves who saw ballroom dances and added their own upbeat that was a skip or hop. The dance was originally a circle dance and not a danced by individual couples. The style of dance is Latin American in a 2/4 time signature. La Cumbia originated in Columbia. It was made in the late 17th century, from African slaves who danced in the time they had to celebrate.
Founded in 1968, IATI Theater is a company of artistic adventurers that promote contemporary Latino heritage through theater, music and dance, serving as a bridge between artists and underserved communities in our New York home in the East Village on national and international tours. We take risks because we believe you can’t create something new without going somewhere that makes you a little bit uncomfortable. We’re always asking questions. We’re never satisfied with the status quo. It’s the secret to how we find the extraordinary.
“I had orders to report to Brigadier General Lindsey, and he said to me, Well , York, I hear you have captured the whole damned German army. And I told him I only had 132.” ~ Alvin C. York. This quote shows how brave Alvin C. York was and how he became a hero.
Justin McCauley Dear Diary, My name is Duke Ellington I was born on April 29,1899. My parents names are Daisy Kennedy Ellington, James Edward Ellington. I had one brother his name was Ruth Ellington. My birth name was Edward kennedy Ellington
Rutherford B Hayes He was instrumental during reconstruction and served as president from 1877 to 1881. He believed in meritocratic governance and was against racial discrimination. On October 4, 1822, Delaware, Ohio added Rutherford B. Hayes to its citizenry. His father's death preceded his birth by 10 weeks leaving Sophia, Hayes' mother, to raise the family alone.
The criminal justice system failed Steven Avery. He was a poor man, that was starting to rebuild his life, after being exonerated. He was very close to enjoying life, until he was implicated in the murder of Teresa Halbach. I think Steven Avery was framed and wrongfully convicted. The police fabricated the whole thing, the blood in the garage, the bones in the pit, and the car keys in Steven Avery’s bedroom, with no DNA match to the victim.
In the year 1936, sixth grader Phyllis Wright wrote a letter to Albert Einstein with hopes of a response. She asked if and what scientists pray for, which Einstein would eventually respond to. The response is rhetorically effect due to Einstein’s uses of ethos, logos, and pathos. First, Einstein establishes ethos within his letter.