The Renaissance Festivals were and are a huge thing to do now. The clothing was more a fashion social statue that was in Italy but had even bigger impact on the Renaissance period. The Renaissance food was delicious and tasteful but the recipes were the hard to make. The artists and their paintings were unique during the era of the festivals. The chivalry and combat was something different during the Renaissance festivals and period that most people have never seen.
These social formations lead to the union of group of people with the same interests, ways of life, beliefs, and values. The sharing of these peoples’ interest, ways of life, beliefs, and values then leads to the idea of the cultural community. In the context of cultural community, fandom involves cultural works that are based on the fan’s performance that are created and shared with others. These performances are constructed by the norms within the fan culture. The cultural works within the fandom are treated as cultural artifacts that asserted the fan’s identity.
2.3 Categories of Festivals Festivals have been categorised into various forms depending upon the perspective of the writer, his research and academic orientation and interests. Opoku (1970) basically groups annual festivals in Ghana into two categories. These are harvest festivals and festivals for the dead. Striking examples of harvest festivals in Ghana are the Yam festival of Asogli, the Homowo of the Ga, Bakatue of the Edena, Kundum of Ahanta and Nzema, to mention a few. Then festivals such as Adae of the Akan mark the period of remembering the dead.
What role does art play in local and global societies? Please give an example. In a global society art has the power to change the mind of people and in doing so it causes change within society. For example as seen in Mallika Sarabhai, Dance to change the world, we can see how
Nowadays, theatre dance is an important part of society. It’s considered a professional art form, that isn’t only situated on stages but also in public spaces. By putting the dance on a stage, you create a distance between the audience and the performers. The public is just observing and interpreting. When we return to performing in public spaces like in prehistory, we establish an active relationship that gives the opportunity to interact and participate.
Support and attend events that celebrate different cultures. Most cities have cultural festivals and events. These events are a great place to learn about different cultures and interact with people from that culture .Invite your friends and family to go with you as well. Educating yourself and others is a way to have a more positive attitude towards people from different backgrounds. • Events are often held in accordance with larger celebrations such as Black History Month, Asian-Pacific Heritage American Month, National Hispanic Heritage Month, etc.
Most art requires an audience, a fantastic performance but with no audience, does not bring about the message of the performance. The role of an audience is very prominent in the arts scene, be it being a spectator or a participant. However, audiences’ role in arts has significantly changed over the years. Audiences does not want to appreciate art just by viewing, they want to be involve in the process of art creation. Based on an article written by Ben Walmsley, Walmsley (2013) mentions that the trend now is that audience wants to “engage with the arts in a more participatory way”, so as to achieve a more immersive and fulfilling experience (p.1).
Ballet music Modern art of ballet includes several important components, which in general should create a unique mode of action. Can you guess what is important in the ballet? Of course, professional dance and pantomime by which many emotions and feelings are expressed. But ballet music takes not the last place! Musical accompaniment adds a certain drama and you can manage the story of ballet performances.
Centuries of Song and Dance Festivals Everyone in their lives should be witness to the amazing scene of tens of thousands of people who belong to various choirs standing and singing together or dancing folk dances during a song and dance festival in Riga, Latvia. The participants are a mix of small children, teenagers, young adults, middle aged adults and even senior citizens. They continue even today and are held every four years. Song festivals usually begin with a grandiose parade where people are dressed in their Latvian national costumes which differ from region to region. The site is wonderful and colorful.
Festivals generate cultural tourism. A large amount of tourists attend major European festivals year. We will analyse the case of the Hellenic Festival and how it utilises key competencies in order to achieve its aims and gain a strong position facing current challenges. The Hellenic Festival is one of Europe’s largest summer festivals. It was reformed in 1998 incorporating the Athens and the Epidaurus Festivals, which were founded by the Greek National Tourism Organisation in 1955, with the purpose of attracting tourists to the Greek capital.