The late 19th century was a monumental era for the city of Paris. As the city kept growing and increasing in popularity around the globe, the city itself was being modernized from its dated medieval layout. These modernizations had a direct impact on the culture of the city, the lifestyles of its inhabitants, and the prominence of the city across the world. Paris’ inhabitants were as social as ever, and often enjoyed themselves at cafés and bars. This modernization acted as a perfect catalyst to support the surging wave of capitalism across Western Europe.
Lin-Manuel Miranda Lin-Manuel Miranda revolutionized American culture, but specifically theater, music, and entertainment. Lin-Manuel was born January 16th, 1980 in Manhattan, New York. In the 1980’s, musicals and theater were very popular, but the idea of hip-hop music in them was not even thought about. However, Lin-Manuel Miranda changed that dramatically, and as a result, we have some very great works like Hamilton, and In The Heights that Lin-Manuel Miranda wrote. Some of the reasons Lin-Manuel Miranda revolutionized American Culture are because he was very brave, because he revolutionized the way Americans thought about American history with one of his most famous works Hamilton, and because he brought people closer together by combining
George Balanchine, perhaps the most famous choreographer of all time is mainly credited for the rise of ballet in America. Not only did he build the New York City Ballet, he refurbished the ballet technique of Beauchamp and Ebreo, and infused it with all the came afterwards to create his own unique style of dance (Buckle, p.53). Balanchine was known for having a very imaginative process where he would coach the dancers in the style of movement he visualized (usually based off of something he’s seen) and the steps would come later. This is different than Beauchamp’s supposed process that relied greatly on the musical composition that anything else. When ballet spread to Russia, we also began to see an influence of the Imperial Russian Classicism and Communist ideals in the ballet
By taking dance to unfamiliar territories and greatly experimenting with innovative partnering techniques, Pilobolus has created an original style of dance that continues to grow in popularity. The style of the company not only challenges the boundaries of dance, but also the capabilities of the human body. The way the company utilizes technology in the making and showing of its pieces is revolutionary in the realm of modern dance. By mixing acrobatics and drama with different styles of dance, Pilobolus has paved the way for a new branch of dance. For example, after the company’s rise in popularity, groups similar to the company, such as Cirque de Soleil and Elizabeth Streb, emerged (“Ballet-Dance Magazine “Fungi Form”: The Story of Pilobolus”).
Lin-Manuel Miranda and His Influence on Modern Musical Theatre Many people would consider Tony Award winning composer, lyricist, and actor Lin-Manuel Miranda a genius. With his musicals In the Heights and Hamilton, Miranda has been able to relate to modern audiences. His innovative uses of hip-hop, diverse casts, and commentary about race and immigration in his musicals allow his works to stand out amongst other modern Broadway shows. A large contribution to Miranda’s ability to write such powerful and original musicals is his upbringing. Lin-Manuel Miranda was born to Dominican immigrants.
She performed her dance routine several times a day during her time in New York City. It did not take long for her to be noticed by David Belasco, who was a producer and director for many successful Broadway shows. Belasco convinced St Denis to join his company as a featured dancer. He also came up with the idea to change her name to St Denis because it sounded more artistic and spiritual (Gillis Kruman, “Chapter 2: The Solo Dancers”). She started to tour with Belasco’s company and while she was in Buffalo, New York to perform Madame DuBarry, her interest for the culture of the Orient was awoken.
In the new age of the high tech world, it seems like Broadway is losing ground on selling their razzle dazzle to the public. The public is more enthused by high tech culture than the musical culture on Broadway. One marketer theorizes that Broadway is basically a business. In order to sell Broadway, one must develop a marketing plan that fits today 's market. It is essential that the people behind marketing on Broadway embrace the new marketing and make it the new norm for the Broadway culture.
This amazing collaboration gave its first performance in 1909. Until Diaghilev 's death in 1929, the company continued as one of the period 's most influential performing arts establishments of the 20th century. Its success was due, in no small part, to the participation of Bakst, who designed sets and costumes for many of its productions. The most important period of his professional life is described in
The drama, in its truest sense, combines all other forms of art (music, vocal, dance and design) to represent and effectively convey a message to its audience, be it heroism, romaticism, chivalry or just a mere reflection of ordinary life. The ability of the drama to deliver a subject matter to the audience with a tied up emotional bearing made it a popular entertainment during the Renaissance period- the rebirth of classical values (NAXOS.com, 2015). Rossini is one of the most celebrated composers of all time. His heroic melodrama, “Tancredi” (first staged in 1831) was written when he was twenty (Classical.Net 2015) and was considered as a remarkable representation of his youthful creativity. Accordingly, his contemporary and biographer Stendhal remarked that “Tancredi” was the composer 's most genius work amongst all his works and claimed to be the "genuine thunderbolt out of a clear, blue sky for the Italian lyric theater” (Gosette and Brauner 2001).
Abstract This research is an exploration into how ‘Jukebox musicals’ have influenced modern day musicals and how they are written. This style of musical could be seen as the most recent form of musical and its increasing success in the West End looks appears like it’s going to stay. In this essay I will be investigating into whether jukebox musicals have affected future original musicals, the audiences that watch them and the rising musical theatre writers that make new original west end productions possible.