Elizabeth Anne Bloomer, commonly known as Betty Ford, was born in 1918 in the city of Chicago. Her family had ties in Grand Rapids, Michigan so they moved there. Betty wanted to be a dancer at a young age so when she was eight years old, she attended the Calla Travis Dance Studio. She was so proficient at dancing, she had her own dancing school while she was still attending high school. At the age of 16, her father died from carbon monoxide poisoning; this left her mother to support the family.
There are many aspects of text structure that are incorporated in “The Osage Firebird”. These elements are what give the passage cohesiveness. The first section explores Tallchief’s early life using sequence and detail from her childhood. It expounds that her grandmother told stories about her Osage heritage talking about fire spirits and talking animals. Those are the details that give you an idea of what her childhood was like.
The opera was called “Gabriel’s Daughter.” It was all about Clara Brown and her life. The Opera House, in the 1930s, had a chair with Clara Brown’s name on it, placed. Well-respected community members are garnered this honor. Clara was also a member of the Society of Colorado Pioneers, before her death because of her efforts in the Colorado gold rush. Clara’s first home was claimed to be the first church of the Central City area.
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.
Choreographer Alvin Ailey expresses the story of the labored, broken, yet courageous black woman, though lengthy arm extensions and torso contractions that are combined with his signature style of ballet, modern dance, and African technique. Alvin Ailey trained dancers have a way of dancing bigger than the audience could ever imagine by embodying the real life struggles Alvin himself witnessed This type of character outpouring births a spiritual intimacy or soul connection between dancer and choreography and finally audience and dancer. A dance genius in his own right, Alvin Ailey was born on January 5, 1931 in a small town in Texas. His 17-year-old mother would soon know the struggles of being a single mother in the segregated south just months after Alvin was born. Alvin’s southern upbringing during his primary years
Astronomy had always been Annie Cannon’s true love. Her love for astronomy started when her mother showed her the constellations and it only ended when Annie passes away at the age of seventy-seven. Her legacy lives on because every year the Annie Jump Cannon Award is given to a female astronomer that has distinguished herself through work in astronomy. Cannon’s legacy also continues because her spectral classification is still taught to students
On November 7, my family and I were invited to attend a quinceanera. A quinceanera is a traditional celebration of life and gratitude to the fifteenth birthday of a young Hispanic girl. It is believed that it was first celebrated by the Aztecs and Mayans and was adapted by the Spanish Catholics that conquered South America. The ancient Mexicans, or Aztecs, had many ceremonies to mark passages through the stages of life. This ritual emphasizes the young girls journey into womanhood and to announce her new social role to the entire community.
The U.S State Department backing was backing the troupe Ailey's company was the first modern dance group to visit the former Soviet Union since the 1920s. The company was asked to return to New York after a piece performed by Judith Jamison she made it one of their best known pieces. The piece was called "Cry" this was the piece that was featured on the episode "Mammy Dearest" on the show A different Word and Kim performed it after feeling offended about the image of Mammy and black women. The piece was dedicated to all black women everywhere especially our mothers, it depicts the struggles of different generations of black American Women. It begins with the unwrapping of a long white scarf during the course of the dance the dancer becomes a queen, mother, daughter, and other things.
It also introduces her to 47 year-old Maurice DuPont, a reclusive, charismatic balletomane who becomes her mentor. Over the course of three years, Mira is accepted into the School of American Ballet, run by the legendary George Balanchine, and eventually becomes one of Mr.B’s girls - a dancer of rare talent chosen for greatness. As she ascends higher in the ballet world, her relationship with Maurice intensifies, touching dark places within herself and sparking unexpected desires that will upend both their lives. She moves, from living with her dad, to California with her mom where, after putting up for adoption the last reminder of her life back in New York, she attempts to start her life over again, leaving behind her memories of ballet and Maurice, going as far as legally changing her name to Kate. In the present day, Mira, now known as Kate, is a professor of dance at a Midwestern college.
One example of, Vivian Shing, being characterized as a careerist is during the drama climax when, Vivian Shing, is offering a four year contract with the Paris Opera Ballet. During the movie Saving Face, Vivian Shing, says “What do you fucking care what kind of dancing I do?” This shows that, Vivian Shing