The Roman replica of the Dancing Maenad marble relief showed a dancing woman holding a stick as she looks down in a carefree ecstasy in the famous Greek tragedy The Bacchae. The dancing woman, a maenad, accompanied the Greek god Dionysus up toward the mountains. Although the relief is dated from approximately 27 BCE to 14 CE, the stone sculpture is a replica of a past work from the late 5th century BCE sculpted by Greek sculptor Kallimachos (Metmuseum.org). He also sculpted many other similar works (Richter, 10). Much of Roman culture bore resemblance to past Greek legend, as is exemplified by Dionysus’ transformation into Bacchus.
The 24th Annual Sacramento/Black Art of Dance occurred on February 18th-28th, 2016 at the California State University of Sacramento at Solano Hall 1010, home to many of Sacramento State 's Department of Theatre & Dance performances. Sacramento/Black Art of Dance is a modern dance company that follows the footsteps of Katherine Dunham. S/BAD not only carries on the tradition of Black Concert dance in America, but also explores the movement culture of the African and African-American diaspora in the concepts of modern dance. Ancestral Voices, which directed mainly by Linda Goodrich, presented by S/BAD in its 24th year of presenting dance to pay homage to ancestors who have come before us through the language of dance. The concert had two acts
West Side Story; The Discrimination Behind the Song and Dance According to Alberto Sandoval-Sanchez, The musical (West Side Story) projects ethnic difference as a threat to the territorial, racial and linguistic identity, as well as to the national and imperial subjectivity of Anglo Americans. The musical, uses plot points, characters, music, dialogue and dances as a distraction from the ethnic and racial discrimination against Puerto Rican immigrants of that time. West Side Story may not necessarily immediately appear to be an inherently racist musical, however according to Puerto Rican Alberto Sandoval-Sanchez, after immigrating to the US in 1973 to attend college, the musical was frequently imposed upon him as a model for his Puerto Rican
With his wife, Georgie Hyde-Lees, Yeats also explored mysticism, since she experimented the psychic phenomenon called automatic writing. From the writes of his wife in this experiences, Yeats formulated theories about life and history and found that within each 2000 year era, emblematic moments occurred at the midpoints of the 1000 year halves. At these moments of balance a civilization could achieve special excellence, and some examples of this civilizations could be Athens, Byzantium, and the Italian Renaissance. Further, he likened these historical cycles to the 28 day lunar cycle, that after became a scheme of particular phases to specific types of personality, all of this being partially organized in his work A Vision (1925). All this atmosphere could be easily found in his works.
Five professions were also possible, namely: priesthood, midwifery, mourning, dancing, and music, priesthood being the highest position conferred upon Egyptian women (Watterson 1991:38). Roman women were also dressmakers, nurses, midwifes, and could hold a religious position, that of a Vestal Virgin, priestess of the Roman goddess, Vesta (Clark 1981:198). It is evident that Roman women were relegated in society and led a more sheltered life compared to Egyptian women. 5. Conclusion When it came to women in ancient Egypt and ancient Rome, there is no denying that such a contrast between their statuses existed.
Many societies of the plains also adopted an outgrowth of the 1869 Ghost Dance as part of their religious rituals. Among the Plains peoples, the Ghost Dance largely consisted of people dancing in a circle for hours or even days at a time. It was their belief that if they danced long enough, the Creator
General Description (10 marks) This video clip shows a dance by a geisha in the movie – memoirs of a geisha. It was filmed during the 1920-1930’s, the geisha culture has been in Japan since the 18th century. There is only one character performing this dance who is Sayuri. I chose to use this clip to tell you about Japan’s rich history and culture about Geishas as this clip shows a geisha’s performance and costume nicely. The long sleeves of the kimono has to be folded when performing in order to avoid being stepped on, this shows the grace and poise that had to be there when performing as a geisha.
In Neolithic Period, from 7200 -6700 BC, Jericho people rebuilt the dead members’ skulls in a monumental scale using various materials and placed them on shelves as a means of remembering. It was also a form of ancestor worship. Move to Sumer, around 2500 BC, Sumerians buried the dead with a number of goods such as instruments. The bull-headed lyre was an example of the objects made of precious materials such as lapis lazuli, which meant to function the dead to act as they acted when they were alive and entertain them in the afterlife. For the Egyptians, the death and the afterlife were a major issue of elites.
They would be carved as symbols of fertility and later as modern standards of beauty. One of the earliest three dimensional sculptures is the Venus of Willendorf. The Venus of Willendorf dates from back from 28,000-25,000 B.C. Another female figure I would like to talk about is the first nude woman sculpted in Greek art history, from the Classical Period, the Aphrodite of Knidos, which was created in 330 B.C. by Praxiteles.
As an example, as long as Egyptians believed that the afterworld was ruled by Osiris, they built Pyramids but with time the practice seized as generations changed and with them the ideologies and perception of world and afterworld changed. Myth can be altered and modified accordingly but the eternal truth never changes, it is beyond time and space and thus infinite. To teach the values of the eternal truth, ancient scholars adopted symbolic representations for the society to learn about it. This research paper attempts to highlight the eternal truth symbolized through mythical stories in the Indian context. Also, it works on the aspects of development of the mythical stories in the society and how they influence the Indian culture and its ideologies.
It was decided by Javier Velasco to select a smaller cast of colorful characters that would help bring a clear perspective between the feuding families, the entire performance lasted ninety minutes. In 1990 the San Diego Ballet was established and founded by Robin Sherertz Morgan, this particular dance company helps and develops exceptional dancers and presents amazing performances for all to see. Javier Velasco currently serves as the artistic director to the San Diego Ballet, having created over 50 original pieces for the dance company, including his ballet piece to the poems of Kenneth Fearing, LOVE: 20 CENTS THE FIRST QUARTER MILE, was given the award for Best Choreography by the San Diego Area Dance Alliance, actually the third time he was honored by this
Misty Copeland Misty Copeland was the first African American to become a principal dancer at the American Ballet Theatre. She had a rough childhood, but her story shows how having patience and being a hardworking person pays off in the end. Even though her youth wasn’t great, she pursued her dream of having a career in professional dance and continues to make headlines wherever she goes. Misty Copeland was born to Sylvia DelaCerna and Doug Copeland in Kansas City, Missouri on September 10, 1982. Her siblings are Erica, Christopher, and Douglas Jr. Copeland.