These two members have been seen in previous numbers dancing, which is yet another example of the versatility Fosse expected from his dancers. This specific piece is a part of part one, which ironically is the second section of Fosse. It begins with one single dancer on the stage. This dancer sets the entire mood simply by stylistically moving her arm, slowly. After she begins to move from her opening position, other dancers slowly come on either one by one, or in small groups.
Dance Styles of 1920’s The 1920’s were a very interesting time period, especially due to the emergence and jazz and dancing with it. Generally when people talked about dancing back in the jazz age, they might think about the exuberant youth dances like the Charleston or Lindy Hop, or the theatrical dances of Fred and Ginger. A common misconception are people assuming all people, regardless of age or ethnicity was dancing the latest fad youth dance of the moment, like the Black Bottom, Collegiate Shag or Lindy Hop (Musings). Dancing during the Roaring Twenties was important because it allegedly helped with women’s liberation. Women found it in there place to dance and it’s surely no coincidence that this was an era obsessed with dancing.
Fosse’s roots in childhood formal dance training provided the framework of his career which helped land him jobs in local nightclubs and later Broadway musicals. Being the only male at his dance school had some effect on him but he learnt to get on with life, “I got a lot of jokes and got whistled at a lot. But I beat up a couple of the whistlers and the rest sort of tapered off after a while.” After years of hard labour and long hours Bob Fosse has had a lasting effect on the world. Bob Fosse’s style revolutionized the world of jazz. ‘Cabaret’ is a high profile movie that was directed by Bob Fosse in 1972.
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”
Line Dancing is a style originating from country and western dancing, in which participants line up in rows and follow a set of choreographed pattern of steps and turns to a song. Although this form of dance can be recreational, there are many fitness benefits – such as physical, mental, and emotional wellness – that can be gained through regularly practicing this style of dance. For example, taking part in line dancing helps improve balance and posture. There are many studies that have proven dancing improves balance, including in elderly people. Line dancing consists of many turns and steps that require balance.
In this style of dancing, people do not stop moving. It’s upbeat and very energetic. People would come together to hear this music and dance their hearts away. Swing music was important in the aspect of bringing people together based on race and also for people to just “hang
The world has always had dance. Whether it be as a form of worship, recreation, work or ritual, people have used movement to express their values and beliefs since the beginning of time. Throughout the years, dance has changed and grown and and taken on many forms of art as different choreographers bring their innovation and creativity to the table. I will be discussing two very different dances that have completely changed modern American dance. Martha Graham’s Lamentation, and George Balanchine’s Serenade.
The impact that Louis Armstrong had on jazz music and the Jazz Age was so immaculate that it transformed the genre of this new music for many generations to come. Through his multitudes of different performances during the twenties, he developed new ways and techniques to enhance his playing. Performances were never lacking for Louis he showcased solos, as well as in bands, which expanded his popularity throughout the country. Beginning his career and influence in the twenties, he started off with his solo performances, exhibiting his incredible trumpet and cornet playing as well as adding some singing in with the mix. These bountiful performances allowed him to become invited by his mentor “King” Oliver to be a part of his Creole Jazz Band.
Describe some of the influence of Latin music in the US in the early part of the twentieth century. Latin music influenced the U.S. in the early twentieth century when Mario Bauza first performed in Harlem New York with a blues and Afro-Cuban mixture. However, he was insulted when he played the pieces but defended his country’s music by claiming how popular it soon would be. He described the music as “lemon meringue pie: jazz at the top and Afro-Cuban rhythm at the bottom.” Soon other groups, like the Havana Orchestra played “Peanut Vendor” in a similar style, and Latin dances became ballroom favorite with rumba rhythms. What was the significance of "Machito and His Afro-Cubans"?
As soon as the concert started I was utterly ravished by the opening number. The only popular symphonic orchestra in New York-- the New York Pops presented one of Billy Strayhorn's jazz classics, Take the a Train, took me traveling through big apple, down into the eastern Brooklyn, up into the northern Manhattan. The jazzy vibe, gosh, killed me softly. The reason why I chose a Jazz concert for my concert report was because I was also very fond of Jazz. I liked the feeling that Jazz provided.
The use of a vaudeville tune, a type of entertainment featuring a mixture of specialty acts such as burlesque comedy song and dance, recalls Sherlock Jr to be an early cinematic comedy. By using a vaudeville tune the director of the film, Buster Keaton, guaranteed for his audience to always be laughing. Keaton also uses continuity in his film to