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. At the end of it an expression of belief and happiness danced to the song "Right on be free". Ailey says " I am trying to express something that I feel about people, life, the human spirit the beauty of things". 1980 Ailey suffered a break down that put him in the hospital for several weeks. He lost a close friend he was going through a midlife crisis he was also having money problems but he kept working, his reputation as the founding father of modern day dance grew over decades.
Later on it is revealed that Abigail was laughing at her own amusement and this had nothing to do with witchcraft. Abigail also uses Tituba as a scapegoat early on in the story. When Abigail was accused of conjuring up spirits in the forest when she was dancing, she accuses Tituba of forcing them. Tituba didn’t force or invite them to join her. Abigail says that Tituba forced her to dance with her, causing them to take Tituba to trial of Witchcraft.
She thinks to dance with me on my wife 's grave! And well she might, for I thought of her softly. God help me, I lusted, and there is a promise in such sweat. But it is a whore 's vengeance.” The Crucible is a play written in 1953 by Arthur Miller. It is based on the Salem Witch trials in February of 1692 and May of 1693.
Hence, playwrights were writing for known set designs. The chorus was another important performance practice of the period. It was constituted of all males, including both adults and boys. In Oedipus the King, the chorus of the 15 Theban elders serves an important role in not only reinforcing and recapitulating the plot, but presenting alternative and supplementary viewpoints to transcend the plot. For example, during the interaction between Tiresias and Oedipus, the chorus not only supplies the audience with the emotions elicited by two characters, but guides the characters in a pragmatic resolution: “I would suggest his words were spoken in anger, Oedipus…yours too, and it isn’t what we need.
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
Many lives were taken but Abigail had no empathy for anyone who was hanged. Proctor realized the truth behind everything and decided it was time to come forward and tell Danforth, “She thinks to dance with me on my wife's grave! And well she might, for I thought of her softly. God help me, I lusted, and there is a promise in such sweat. But it is a whore's vengeance, and you must see it now” (Miller ).
One man single handily tries to fight against the system, but he meant a terrible end (Vonnegut, Jr.). Kurt Vonnegut, Jr., was born in Indianapolis, 11 November 1922; third child (Bellow, Kerouac, Mailer, Nabokov, Updike, and Vonnegut). Harrison Bergeron by Kurt Vonnegut, Jr., creates a fictional character, the ballerinas, whose presents in the beginning of the story give the readers a foreshadowing moment. The word ballerina comes from the ballet which means “kind of dancing that is performed on a stage and that uses dance, music, costumes, and scenery to tell a story” (Merriam-Webster).
An inspirational poster once read “ It’s easy to stand with the crowd; It takes courage to stand alone”(Geniusquotes.net). Set in the Puritan town of Salem Massachusetts, The Crucible written by Arthur Miller gave viewers and readers a fictional view on The Salem Witch Trials, and the courageous act of many. It all began after a group of girls were caught dancing in the forest by Reverend Parris, the local minister. After getting caught, Parris’s daughter Betty falls into a coma like state. As news of this spread, rumors of witchcraft spread with it.
In William Shakespeare’s play Romeo and Juliet; a play that has awed audiences from all over the world. Romeo and Juliet meet, fall in love, and die in each others arms. With the tragic ending of the “star-crossed” lovers deaths; it was their lack of experience and a factor of adolescence that lead to the lovers deaths. The ending of this play was not fate. Therefore, the “start-crossed” lovers’ foolish decisions lead to the tragic ending of Romeo and Juliet.