Ballet became foundation of many other dance genres. Ballet dancer requires years and years of training to be professional. It's choreographed and performed by trained dancers, and dancers are wearing splendid costumes and dancing on a adorned stage with lighting, banner, and scenery. The word "ballet'' entered English usage from French around 1630 which means "to dance". There are couple of styles in ballet, and today, I like to introduce classical, Romantic, and contemporary.
According to the reading, her choreography was very dramatic and unpredictable. She created dances with classical music, pop song, clicking metronome, and silence. Twyla dancing technique included ballet, natural movements like walking, running, and also skipping. Some of Twyla dances were she was invited for collaborations with major ballet companies. Twyla Tharp won about 11 awards or maybe even more.
In the list of the world’s most watched fairy tales, Cinderella is of no exception. Over the years, seven hundred versions of Cinderella have been created all over the world in different languages (Kelley, 1994). In the 19th century, the first written form of the story was published in China. However, a modern version of Cinderella collated in France in 1697 by Charles Perrault (Williams, 2016) has become very popular in the United States (Kelley, 1994). Based on Perrault’s version, Walt Disney created a full-length animation of Cinderella in 1950 (History.com Staff, 2009).
Piñatas are a bright colored party ornament in any shape or form. Piñatas are used communions, baptisms, birth days, Christmas. and other celebrations. Quinceñera marks the right of passage from child to a young woman and it is celebrated with a big birth day party where family and relative and friend accompany the young lady she will then dance to waltz with the father or older brother or a male relative and wears an elaborate dress. Dia de los muertos (Day of the Dead) is celebrated on November 2.
Introduction – Josephine Baker “aka” Freda Josephine Mcdonald was a dancer and singer who was very popular in France during the 1920s. She also dedicated much of her life to fighting racism Introductory statement – Josephine fantasized of being one of those people on the big stage. Still in her elementary years she began dancing part-time in a chorus line. She turned sixteen and joined a traveling troupe. She later appeared in a Broadway show called Chocolate Dandies.
Known as one of the most popular of the Ballet Russes, the production Petrushka, choreographed by Michel Fokine with music composed by Igor Stravinsky, presents an unconventional approach to ballet in the early 1900’s. Fokine combined his ballet experience and knowledge of the dramatic arts to design a highly stimulating production that’s influence has allowed many dance academies to continually perform. The four scene ballet tells the story of love and jealousy between three puppets at a fair in St. Petersburg, Russia. Petrushka professes his love to the Ballerina, but she rejects him for the Moor instead, initiating jealousy. Provoking the Moor to a battle, Petrushka is finally killed by the Moor’s sword.
Hoffman, and was published in 1816. Almost 80 years after the fairytale, The Nutcracker and the Mouse King, the first ballet version was performed in Russia. About 50 years after the ballet, Walt Disney’s movie Fantasia came out, he used some of the music from The Nutcracker and the Mouse King Ballet, and everyone was suddenly interested. Since then, many versions have been created but they all remain similar.
The “Pas De Deux of the Sugarplum Fairy” is a classic piece from The Nutcracker created by contemporary ballet choreographer, George Balanchine. The Nutcracker, comprised of two acts, is about a young girl waking up to a fairytale journey involving many characters like the Mouse King, the Sugarplum Fairy and her Cavailer, and the Nutcracker who turns into the Prince. The “Pas De Deux of the Sugarplum Fairy”, a piece from the second act, specifically revolves around the Sugarplum Fairy and Cavailer paying homage to the young girl and Nutcracker Prince for battling the Mouse King. Balanchine’s expresses the Sugarplum Fairy and her Cavailer’s homage by creating a redefined version of grand pas de deux and several other reformed ballet movements
By the time I was a senior I learned how to waltz, swing dance, and perform front row in a variety of choreographed dances. This experience consumed a majority of my time during the months of practice, and allowed me to form a bond with many families that
I smooth my tutu, take a deep breath, and walk onstage. I smile and hit my first pose, and all my self-doubt vanishes. Years of training have prepared me for this moment. I have been a dancer since I was five years old. When I was in the sixth grade, I joined my studio’s performing company and the Louisiana Delta Ballet, and my passion grew.
In the 1940s, it was unusual for a 16-year-old girl to move from her home in Hillburn, New York to New York City, where she studied ballet at the School of American Ballet on Madison Avenue, George Balanchine’s troupe. She went on to perform in a variety of shows including Ballet Ballads and Can-Can, and was associated with a group called Ernie Richman and the Mannequins. One time, Aunt Nora found herself seated next to Judy Garland, who said to Nora, “I have seen your work.”