Dance Analysis Apollo ( Apollo Musagete) Choreographed by: George Balanchine January 22, 1904 - April 30, 1983 “Movement must be self explanatory. If it isn’t, it has failed” 1. BIOGRAPHY • A Russian dancer, choreographer and teacher named “ the father of American Ballet”. • George Balanchine’s real name was Georgi Melitonovitch Balanchivadze. • He was born on 22 January 1904 in St. Petersburg, Russia.
In 1954 J.M. Barrie’s 1904 play Peter Pan (original subtitle: “The Boy Who Wouldn’t Grow Up”) was finally adapted into a musical piece on Broadway titled ‘Peter Pan.’ The first person that had been hired for the production was the director Jerome Robbins, who had choreographed ballets and Broadway musicals but had never before directed. Robbins had actually previously worked on collating the various versions of the script that had been done through the years, trying, as he said, to “find a way of doing it freshly and less stickily, less cutely, more robustly.” It was West Coast producer Edwin Lester who got the rights in America to adapt the story into a play with music. The Musical makes the choice to incorporate a different ending to the original play, one which Barrie wrote in 1911, some time after the play had been staged. In this ending Peter comes back to see Wendy, as an older woman who is married with children.
How does Shakespeare’s Portrayal of Romeo and Juliet’s relationship become so captivating for the audience? Act 2 scene 2 is one of the most important and well known scenes in Shakespeare’s ‘Romeo and Juliet’. In this scene, Romeo and Juliet openly declare their love for each other for the first time in the play, which is done partially in soliloquy and partially in dialogue. The atmosphere that Shakespeare creates in Act 2 Scene ii is one of excitement, expectation and a little fear on the part of the audience. In this scene the audience is aware that Romeo is trespassing not only onto the private property of another family, but also onto one of his mortal enemies’, and if he were to get caught he would immediately be murdered by the Capulet
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 and the film All That Jazz. Bob Fosse has completely changed how audiences around the world view dance on Broadway
With an initial budget of 7 million dollars the budget was exceeded considerably with a final cost of 102 million dollars. In 1989 the government was informed that the opera needed repairs - it would cost approximately $ 86 million - due to the falling of tiles and the deterioration of the structural ribs. However, this excessive cost was the price to pay to turn the Sydney Opera House into a world monument of technology and society of the 20th century. In 2007 it was named a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, together with ancient monuments as the Stonehedge. In 2003 Jørn Utzon was awarded the Pritzker Prize, five years before his death in 2008.
Dramatist Leon Agulyansky confessed to Smolensk in the love • The cultural environment On November, 21 Leon Agulyansky`s recital was held on the stage of the Smolensk State Drama Theater named after A.S. Griboyedov. Spectators listened to cases from the life of dramatist and doctor, reviewed clips and excerpts from performances, as well as learnt about the life of the Russian-speaking theater "Matara" in Israel, and even listened to collection of sparkling phrases from Leon`s patients. This spring a Russian-speaking theater "Matara" from the Israeli town of Holon was one of the participants and winners of the "Smolensk Ark" festival. Guests played a piece on the two protagonists "Love Dog Point Ru ". The author of this comedy dramatist Leon Agulyansky came along with the theater in our town and became one of the members of the jury.
The movement of the actors seemed to be all over the place but somehow it worked really well for the play, everything from the character's movement just lined up just right. The play was almost perfect, but there was a couple moments that it seemed like there was too much going on, on stage that brought my attention away from the storyline. They seemed like they were all in the same play. I was near the back of the performance, so I was kinda lost because I wasn’t really sure what hand movements they were doing. I ended up not following the story very well at certain parts then I was able to follow once I knew where I was at in the story.
The introduction of gaslight helped with scenery realism along with making scenes look more three-dimensional by adding doors and props (Encyclopedia Britannica). This realism was so important to one of the directors of the time, Edward Goodwin, that he hired 135 stage hands to make scene changing smoother and more attractive (Encyclopedia Britannica). Anyone can put on a mediocre production if they so choose, but it is the enhancements and visions of an amazing director that keeps audiences coming back for more again and
In older movies, actors seemed very dramatic and had flamboyant actions to prove so; the actors in Hay Fever shared the same feel for the dramatics. As far as Stephen Wrentmore’s directing goes, he did an excellent job. The scene when Chris Karl (Richard) and Caitlin Stegemoller (Jackie) enter and are left alone to make small talk with each other is the best pertaining to directing. The two actors used the entire stage in this scene and were very awkward with one another. This was Wrentmore’s doing because you could tell he had a vision for this scene in particular because it seemed very crisp and well rehearsed.
Brief History of the Origin of Ballet The word ballet originates from the Italian word balletto which means to dance, to jump about. The history and origins of ballet dates back to the 15th century in the Renaissance courts of Italy and it spread to France under the influence of Catherine de ' Medici. In this era, Pierre Beauchamp from France created the five positions of ballet that we now use (Origin and History of Ballet, n.d.). Ballet became such a well-known form of art that a school of ballet was opened in France by Louis XIV in 1661. This form of dancing that is currently performed by a majority of female dancers was surprisingly only allowed to be performed by man until 1681.