John de Graham Essays

  • William Wallace Braveheart Hero Quotes

    1390 Words  | 6 Pages

    land. When his father tried to defend his family and keep his land, the Englishmen killed his father. He then went to live his uncle. Once the young William was old enough, he went and enlisted in the army. It is said that his commanding officer was John Balliol. With the skills of a soldier in hand, he decided to turn on his brothers. Within Williams first years after being a soldier he was not a hero but rather a villain, to be more precise a thief. With the abilities he had

  • Tradition In The Lottery By Shirley Jackson

    906 Words  | 4 Pages

    Tradition is done by many around the world and depending on where you are from tradition can be good or bad. In the stories, “The Lottery” by Shirley Jackson and “The Hunger Games” by Suzanne Collins, we are presented with a similar tradition but a very different atmosphere around the people and the setting of said tradition. In this literary analysis essay we will look at the different atmosphere presented around the form of selection process that is shown in both stories and how this atmosphere

  • Doris Humphrey Essay

    477 Words  | 2 Pages

    Topic (20-30 words; 10 point) What subject, dance, group, and/or practice is the author talking about? Doris Humphrey is discussing her perspective of the subject of choreographers and choreography. She is expressing her thoughts about choreographers and their dreams/influences as well as independent choreographers. Scope of the Topic (10-20 words; 10 point) What time period, cultural, geographical, or national context is the author discussing? Doris Humphrey is discussing an idea that she developed

  • Rebellion In The Handmaids Tale

    978 Words  | 4 Pages

    Rebellion; the action or process of resisting authority, control, or convention. The Handmaid’s Tale written by Margaret Atwood is a novel. The novel takes place in Gilead a dystopian society. Everyone in Gilead has an important role to play within the society, however, it seems as if none of the characters seem content with their role, due to the restrictions they face. In the novel, the lack of freedom leads to rebellion as shown by the characterization, interior dialogue, flashbacks, and foreshadowing

  • How Did Martha Graham Influence Modern Dance

    1583 Words  | 7 Pages

    Lester Horton. Martha Graham. Erick Hawkins. Isadora Duncan. Ruth St. Denis. Alvin Ailey. All of these people, more than dancers, teachers, and choreographers, have created their own dance style that has changed the base of modern dance. Modern dance, which developed in the late 19th century and early 20th century, was a movement that opposed previous ballet traditions and interpretive dances. There are various modern dance styles, each with their own principals and creators. Modern dance pioneers

  • The Sun King Louis XIV Influence On Court Dance

    389 Words  | 2 Pages

    was a fine dancer, who learned to dance as soon as he could walk. Ballet was a part of his daily life. He studied. He rehearsed. He performed. Debuting in his first ballet at the age of twelve. Starred as the "Rising Sun" at age fifteen in Le Ballet de La Nuit. And as Apollo, "The Sun God" at age sixteen. These performances led to him being commonly referred to as, "The Sun King". Although Louis was a fine and enthusiastic dancer, he retired from performance at the age of 30. Louis XIV influence

  • Dance Theatre Analysis: Bangarra

    894 Words  | 4 Pages

    Bangarra Dance Theatre is one of the youngest and most exciting dance companies in Australia. Bangarra grants audiences access to the Australian indigenous world and culture whilst creating an enriching and thought provoking experience through storytelling and theatrical presentation. Their performances contribute to a better understanding and acceptance of aboriginal values. Bangarra was established by Carole Johnson in 1989, the company quickly grew and in 1991 Stephen Page was appointed as the

  • Essay On My Favorite Childhood Memory

    925 Words  | 4 Pages

    Teenager: Thaline Roque What is your favorite childhood memory? My favorite childhood memory would be when I lived with my mom at one point in my life and at that time I had two younger brothers, we lived in a small house and there was this really nice cat that always came by and I would pet it and stuff and she actually had three babies two orange ones, one a boy and one a girl and another one which was a mixture of brown, black, and white. I had never been allowed to have cats but my mom told me

  • Harrison Bergeron Analysis

    1002 Words  | 5 Pages

    “Harrison Bergeron” Discussion Questions: Question Two: What is the significance of the dance that Harrison performs with the ballerina? How does the style in which the story is written change in this passage? The significance of the dance that Harrison performs with the ballerina is to represent the way the world would be like if they were allowed to express themselves and show the world their beauty, intelligence, and any other physical attributes. According to page 4, it says “Harrison and his

  • Elements Of Dance Analysis: Singing In The Rain

    720 Words  | 3 Pages

    Charlotte Plehn Dance Analysis Paper Singing in the Rain Upon viewing the performance here at UWL titled, “Singing in the Rain,” I was shown a variety of different styles of dance that were discussed during class. This production consisted of many different performers and movements. These movements ranged from tap dancing to line dancing. While there was a variety of different dancing styles, they all had the same common elements of dance. These elements were shown through body, energy, action

  • Contemporary Dance Analysis

    713 Words  | 3 Pages

    Contemporary, it’s a style of dance that incorporates both classical ballets along with modern dance. At first, a choreographer with the name of Merce Cunningham approach the idea of modern dance, that had been vague, and abstract; and decided he wanted to incorporate ballet leg work rather than focusing on modern techniques that were largely influenced by torso movements. Henceforth, in many of his pieces throughout the years, Cunningham’s dances grew further and further away from traditional modern

  • Anna Pavlova Essay

    821 Words  | 4 Pages

    The historical figures that I have chosen to research are Anna Pavlova and Doris Humphry. My research over this past summer has influenced me to choose these two women who both started from humble means and rose up to become pioneers in their respective fields. Both Humphry and Pavlova came from humble beginnings but felt an undeniable pull towards dance and made vast strides in their field. Anna Pavlova, a Russian born ballerina came from poverty and became one of the biggest faces of ballet

  • Contemporary Dance: The Martha Graham Technique

    1301 Words  | 6 Pages

    Martha Graham broke boundaries, stereotypes and rules. She had the ambitious desire to explore unknown pathways and lead contemporary evolution. An American modern dancer, teacher and choreographer, Graham was successful in challenging traditional styles with contemporary dance . She formed her own practice with personalised principles known as the Graham technique, which is recognised as one of the most successful progressions in contemporary history. Nowadays, being taught across the world the

  • Ruth St. Denis's Influence On Modern Dance

    2008 Words  | 9 Pages

    Research Paper – Ruth St Denis There are many famous dancers and choreographers who have shaped modern dance and how it is performed nowadays. Ruth St Denis was without a doubt one of the most influential choreographers in the modern dance business and was the teacher of many successful dancers, who themselves reinvented modern dance and established new visions as well. One of her most notable impacts on modern dance was bringing ideas from eastern cultures into the western culture by incorporating

  • Analysis: Pivotal Modern Dance And Technique Artist Erick Hawkins

    1302 Words  | 6 Pages

    ballet to modern, Hawkins began his modern career with the Martha Graham Company. He was the first male Martha Graham company member and choreographer. He helped choreograph numerous amounts of pieces by Graham’s side. Hawkins collaborated choreographically with Graham in Appalachian Spring 1944 (Allen), and many other people including Merce Cunningham (Martha). Working together in Graham’s troupe brought Hawkins closer to Graham, eventually marrying her in 1948. In 1951, Hawkins then set out to

  • Elizabeth Cameron Dalman Dance Analysis

    272 Words  | 2 Pages

    Elizabeth Cameron Dalman, is a renowned teacher, choreographer, director and performer who is known as the founder of modern dance in Australia; 1965 saw the Australian Dance Theatre open under Dalman, further cementing Australia’s respected position internationally on the dance stage (Australian Government, 2013). Modern or contemporary dance, is seen as similar to ballet with small elements from other styles of dance. The movements in contemporary dance are performed on the floor with less structure

  • Irish Step Dancing Analysis

    1098 Words  | 5 Pages

    I attended a Nashville Irish Stepdancers performance at the Texas Troubadour Theater. The theater was in the middle of a strip mall in Orpy Mills. The inside was setup with pews and had a very medieval essence. The performance was to be a celebration of the Irish culture and include the vibrant spirit of the heritage. In the program, the choreographer and founder of the Nashville Irish Step Dancers, Mary Moran, said that the show not only highlights traditional pieces, such as the jig and treble

  • Letter To Father And Mother Rhetorical Analysis

    987 Words  | 4 Pages

    A twelve year old boy a world away from his parents once wrote in a letter to his parents: “And I have nothing to comfort me, nor is there nothing to be gotten here but sickness and death.” This child was Richard Frethorne, and in “Letter to Father and Mother,” he communicates his desperation caused by the new world’s merciless environment to his parents to persuade them to send food and pay off his accumulated debts from the journey. He accomplishes this with deliberate word choice and allusions

  • Pointe Shoes's Impact On The History Of Dance

    940 Words  | 4 Pages

    rapidly and incorporated a new emphasis on graceful footwork and technique. In 1726, Marie Camargo debuted at the Paris Opéra Ballet in a performance of Les Caractères de la Danse, dancing in slippers instead of heeled shoes. She had also shortened her stage skirt to show off the turnout of her legs and feet as well as her bas de jambe during entrechats. After the French Revolution took place in 1789, emphasis was placed on the functional aspect of stage costumes in order to facilitate the

  • Vaslav Nijinsky: Breaking The Barrier

    1703 Words  | 7 Pages

    Nijinsky;Breaking the Barrier Vaslav Nijinsky, one of the most renowned and admired dancers of the 20th century, was known for his astounding leaps and interpretations and his ability to dance en pointe. Nijinsky forever changed the world of dance, serving as an inspiration for the pioneers of what we now know to be modern dance. He broke down the barrier between dance and emotion by dancing with an entirely new technique that he felt portrayed the essence of his creations, instead of confining