Swan Lake Essays

  • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky's Swan Lake

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    traditions for their inspiration while still incorporating Russian elements into their music. (Charlton, 195-196). His most famous works include, Sleeping Beauty, The Nutcracker, Swan Lake. Tchaikovsky composed Swan Lake (1875) after being commissioned by Vladimir Begichev, Russian dramatist and administrator. Swan Lake premiered at Moscow 's Bolshoi Theatre in 1877.The content was based

  • The Musical Reflection Of The Swan Lake Suite

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    and final tone. The first movement of the Swan Lake Suite, Scene, which began with the violins playing with an oboe solo on top. The oboe was playing various crescendos and decrescendos at a mezzo piano dynamic and the tempo was moderate. This ends with the high woodwinds playing a string of the melody, passing it to the low brass with the strings very quietly in the background and then what seemed to be a diminuendo. The second movement of the Swan Lake

  • The Nutcracker Ballet Techniques

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    Attire Females wear pink or nude tights with a black leotard and sometimes may wear a short wrap skirt. Males wear dark colored tights and a form fitting black or white shirt or a leotard worn underneath his tights and a dance belts underneath his tights for extra support. All dancers wear soft flat ballet shoes, females wear pink or beige and males wear black or white. Females are required to place their hair into a bun for freedom of movement and for the instructor to be able to see all body lines

  • Swan Lake Music

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    1. The Swan Lake music is amazing. Starts with subtle low tones and then continues alternating them with impactful sounds using percussion and brass instruments by the orchestra. Another aspect I noticed is that in some moments the music is very slow and suddenly changes becoming faster showing different speeds. The music in Swan Lake is dramatic, is telling a story by following a sequence without saying a word. Even if you are not a fan of classic ballet you get involved in the drama they are

  • King Louis XIV: Femininity In Ballet

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    Though ballet wasn’t originally intended for women, it was inevitable that the female race would rise above and eventually dominate this powerful yet delicate art. Femininity in ballet developed considerably after the reign of men in this art form during the 15th and 16th centuries, when men in mask and costume portrayed women in productions, and King Louis XIV’s elaborate productions starring himself in the 17th century. The Romantic Era ushered in a real exploration into the roles of gender, and

  • Tchaikovsky Swan Lake Essay

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    On November 9, 2004, the Utah Symphony released a CD named Tchaikovsky Swan Lake. This piece was composed by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky and was conducted by Maurice Abravanel. This CD contains many different pieces. Each one has its own story to tell but connect with the rest of the stories. The same kind of tone or rhythms can be found in each of the pieces. Abravanel made sure to have the symphony play each note with such precision to create the various imagines of the characters in the story

  • Tiny Pretty Things Book Report

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    Tiny Pretty Things Author: Sona Charaipotra By: Raven McDaniel The book is about three ballet students, Gigi, June and Bette, top of their class. In a important Manhattan ballet school, a new girl shows up at the ballet school, her name is Gigi. She is a free spirited girl, who just wants to dance.A privileged New Yorker Bette's desire to escape the shadow of her ballet-star sister brings out a dangerous edge in her. Bette, she wanted the Sugar Plum Fairy role, really badly. And perfectionist

  • Aardvark Research Paper

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    Community: An aardvark’s community consists of ants, termites, lions, hyenas, and leopards. Interspecific Interactions (interspecific competition, mutualism, predation, herbivory): Aardvarks are omnivores because they eat ants, termites, grass, roots, and occasionally underground fruits. They are predated by lions, hyenas, and leopards. They also face interspecific competition with animals such as prairie dogs and weasels, vying for a similar diet of insects, grass, and roots. Level of Trophic Structure:

  • Lady Capulet In Romeo And Juliet

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    With the privilege of wealth comes the privilege of less responsibility; the more money you have, the more things you can pay people to do for you. Life inside the walled city of Verona and being one of the most highly respected and wealthy families there means there is a high standard that must be kept. Lady Capulet took the opportunity to set aside her motherly duties and higher a wet nurse to breastfeed her baby. Being the wife of a wealthy man, she can do this and therefore preserve her body

  • Famous Dancer Essay

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    Famous Dancers Anna Pavlova (1881-1931) Anna Pavlova was a Russian ballet dancer who added a traditional feel to the classical ballet. In her ninth birthday, her mother took her to watch the ballet performance of Sleeping Beauty. It was how she had decided that she would enter the Imperial Ballet School. Despite her height and physical structure, Anna has the perfect balance and she possessed great talent. She became a perfect ballerina after she entered the ballet school. Anna created her own

  • Mambo Girl Shall We Dansu Analysis

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    Mambo Girl (1957), a movie musical, follows Kailing, a talented young woman widely admired for her singing and dancing capabilities, as she searches for acceptance after learning the truth about her background. Shall We Dansu? (1996) follows Mr. Sugiyama, a Japanese accountant who goes on a secretive and intimate journey into the world of ballroom dance. Both Mambo Girl and Shall We Dansu? emphasize the close relationship between intimacy and Latin dance by linking Kailing and Mr. Sugiyama’s manners

  • Character Analysis: San Junipero

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    AYALA, ANGELY D. 3LIT1 San Junipero and The Portrayal of LGBT in Shows San Junipero is an episode of Black Mirror, a Netflix series, about two girls falling in love with each other. However, the plot of it is much more complicated than that. Yorkie and Kelly met in a club during the 80s, Kelly invited her to dance but Yorkie ended up panicking and ran out. Kelly followed her and invited her to sleep with her but she declined. From the first scene alone, Kelly is already as a bisexual having a sexual

  • Personal Narrative-A Life-Changing Experience

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    Naya Aslan Mrs. Amina Sindhi English Personal Narrative 1/14/2017 A Life-Changing Experience Hundreds and even thousands of people surrounded me as I felt my world turning; as if it were a ballerina dancer performing pirouettes in a competition. I began to feel dizzy and unconscious of my surroundings; I was lost in a country that had no idea what language I spoke and was reckless to even help me out. I could feel my eyes getting puffier as I wept through Budapest Ferenc Liszt International

  • Debbie Allen Research Paper

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    Debbie Allen Is an American actress dancer, choreographer will all major dances like classical Ballet, Modern, African, Hip Hop and Jazz. Now she is currently teaching young dancers. At age 12 Debbie Allen audition at ballet school when she returned to her birth home in Texas. Auditioning for the school got denied just because of her skin color. When she got a second chance to perform a Russian instructor saw her talent of how a good dancer she is by a that the Russian instructor let her be is his

  • The Importance Of Music To Film Music

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    Music as an artistic way to accompany people from their born to grow up, and it influences people to have their own analysis to art performance, no matter its musical or film music. As I start to take this course, I begin to pay more attention to the film music and realize how the importance of music in a film. Through the learning of unit 4, I got some important concepts of dramatic film score. The music change makes the film industry get into a new page, and directors begin to accept the existence

  • Personal Narrative Essay: Swimming At Norway Lake

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    Swimming at Norway Lake Every summer, my family and I go camping. There is a special place that we always go to, it is Norway Lake Campground. There has never been any incidents where I would say that it is unsafe or boring, until this on summer day. It was the summer of 2008, it was beautiful out. The birds were chirping, children were laughing, and you could feel the sun tingle on your skin. This was soon ruined by a horrid moment on the beach. It was a tradition that everytime we camped at

  • Personal Narrative: The Angler's Guide

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    In this Country Life 1904 article the friend who “bagged 110 lbs” is likely Mr. Battelle from the Toledo Post 1885 article above: M askinonge in Blackstone and Crane Lakes average from 14 lbs to 35 lbs. A good angler of my acquaintance bagged 110 lbs of maskinonge during one day, the heavy weight of the fish caught bringing up this large total. One hour is often spent in fighting these fierce fish, and even a 14- pounder will make things exciting for 45 min. No fish in the world can give more sport

  • 12 Angry Men Moral

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    Those who can convey their ideas can change the world, and those who stand alone fighting for their ideas are the strongest among us all. This is one of the many deep massages that were sent by the director Sidney Lumet throughout his masterpiece 12 Angry Men. 12 Angry Men is one of the most memorable movies from the year 1957. It is also considered as one of the top 100 movies of all time on the review aggregate website Rotten Tomatoes (Top 100 Movies of All Time, n.d.). This artistic movie is an

  • Film Analysis: The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance

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    The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance is a Western film directed by John Ford in 1962(The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance), starring James Stewart and John Wayne as the lead characters, and Vera Miles who stars as their love interest. The movie opens with Ransom Stoddard (James Stewart) and his wife, Hallie Stoddard (Vera) who returns to Shinbone. The citizens of Shinbone are very excited and surprised at this unexpected visit and the editor of the Shinbone Star wants an exclusive story on this unlikely

  • The Importance Of Dracula In Stoker's Dracula

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    Word Count: 1188 5. Describe the appearances Dracula makes throughout the novel. What does Stoker achieve by keeping his title character in the shadows for so much of the novel? In Bram Stoker’s 1897 Gothic horror novel Dracula, the title character makes only several relatively short appearances, some of which are while in disguise. Throughout the novel, Stoker keeps Count Dracula in the shadows, both literally and figuratively. This essay will describe these appearances and analyze Stoker’s use