Dance Papers

  • Romeo And Juliet Fate

    1224 words, 5 pages

    Some people may not believe that destiny is something that truthfully exists in the world. These people doubt that there is anything that is actually meant to be, or supposed to happen, thinking that there is always a way around troubling predicaments, knowing that it is not necessary to turn out just one certain way. They trust that whatever occurs in their lives comes as a result of the decisions that they make with their own free will. Others, believe that whatever happens during the course of their lives is inevitable and every event is laid out before them like a r

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    Pytor Tchaikovsky

    1399 words, 6 pages

    Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky [1840- 1893] Pyotr Tchaikovsky was a very sensitive composer. Some have said that his sensitivity had no boundaries and so one had to deal with him very carefully. Any little uproar could upset or hurt him. He was a child of glass. Pyotr was born in May 7, 1840. He was a very affectionate child, he loved family: his half French mother Aleksandra, his father Ilya, his older sister Sasha, and his two younger twin bothers Modest and Anatoly, he kept close to too his family. He also had an older brother named Nikolay who he never kept in c

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    Sergei Diaghilev His Legacy

    1612 words, 7 pages

    The world of ballet has never been the same, having survived the Russian Revolution and World War I. The man behind the creative revolution was Sergei Pavlovich Diaghilev, whom for 20 years had brought together the most brilliant artists of his day. He was an art critic, art manager, and most significantly, the founder of the legendary ballet company, Ballets Russes. It is of my genuine curiosity to learn more about the heart and brains of the great Ballets Russes, where it had spawned numerous famous dancers and had collaborated with many talented artists, and also mad

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    Martha Graham Quote Analyzed

    1324 words, 6 pages

    An old French saying told, “ That which cannot be spoken, can be sung. That which cannot be sung can be danced.” This statement holds true to many people as well as many other quotes about the expression of dance. Martha Graham, an innovative dancer, has been quoted while speaking her beliefs about the expression of dance and its meaning to her. In fact, this writing will explore the reasons behind her quotes through credible resources.The particular quote of Graham that will be focused on says, “ Dance is the hidden language of the soul and body.” To understand and interpret this quote, one s

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    Romeo And Juliet

    1026 words, 5 pages

    Romeo and Juliet: The Friar is to Blame In Shakespeare's play, Romeo and Juliet, Friar Laurence has a major role. As a member of the Order of St. Francis, a group of wise and generous priests, Romeo and Juliet trusted Friar Laurence completely, turning to him for advice, and solutions. He was there throughout Romeo’s and Juliet's lives; he married them, came up with a plan to keep them together, and was a friend throughout their tragedies. However, Friar Laurence’s rash action in marrying Romeo and Juliet, his shortsighted plan for rescuing Juliet from an unwanted marriage to Pari

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    The Life Of A Stripper

    1038 words, 5 pages

    The Life of a Stripper For years men and women alike have wondered the same question, that is, “Why do girls become strippers?” Well, there are three main reasons. The first reason being the opportunity for monetary gain to better their future. Money is the main reason. Second, their own personal desires play a huge role in their life changing decision. Finally, previous experiences in life and their skills and attributes greatly affect girls in their decision to become strippers. There are many motives which persuade a girl to become an exotic dancer. There are many aspects to why they do

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    Rave New World

    3246 words, 13 pages

    PLUR, meaning Peace, Love, Unity, Respect. Could any culture that holds this as an ideal really be a subverting force bent on the destruction of its followers’ morals? Some would say yes, that any culture associated with drug use has to be evil and must be exterminated, to prevent its corrupting influence from extending. Rave culture is rooted in simple individuality seeking a place to be accepted, but has morphed into a global movement with a doctrine of open-mindedness and respect for all people in every way. Its association with drugs however has caused it to come under public fire despi

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    Billy Elliot Review

    1347 words, 6 pages

    A delightful film about growing up in the midst of the miners strike in North England in the early '80s. Billy Elliot, the son of a miner wants to be a dancer. While mourning the memories of his beloved deceased mother, looking after his senile grandmother and being a third eye inside the realities of the strike, Billy Elliot is a boy who knows what he wants. Thrown in the middle of a ballet school by chance when the school is forced to relinquish their space for a soup kitchen for the strikers and is forced to share the dim lights and the boxing school's rough floor, Billy exchanges his boxin

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    A Lady's Story By Anton Chekhov

    1526 words, 7 pages

    Anton Chekhov A Lady's Story NINE years ago Pyotr Sergeyitch, the deputy prosecutor, and I were riding towards evening in hay-making time to fetch the letters from the station. The weather was magnificent, but on our way back we heard a peal of thunder, and saw an angry black storm-cloud which was coming straight towards us. The storm-cloud was approaching us and we were approaching it. Against the background of it our house and church looked white and the tall poplars shone like silver. There was a scent of rain and mown hay. My companion was in high spirits. He kept laughing and talk

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    Art Histroy

    1251 words, 6 pages

    Ramon Mora 05/24/10 Writing 2-38 Assignment # 4 “Sustainability: Its Time To Go Green“ What is sustainability? Sustainability is being able to live environmentally friendly or in other words living without jeopardizing the lives of future generations. Sustainability is something we all should have in our minds since in today’s world our forms of living are affecting more the environment than ever before. Now I’ve thought of ways this topic should be addressed and how we could change our way of living without really affecting anyone’s way life. I propose we pr

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    Culture Shock

    1030 words, 5 pages

    Cultural Shock Introduction The cultural event I attended that is in contrast to my heterosexual environment was a Friday night party at a Gay bar called The Rooster. Obviously, my first shock of the evening was being told by my homosexual friend who invited me to attend was that "rooster" was an obvious play on the male word for the animal, a "cock." Needless to say, with my own Christian upbringing and fairly normal by social standards sexual experience, this precipitated many more shocks as the evening unfolded. Body There is similar events to Friday nigh

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    What Is Dance

    1818 words, 8 pages

    Dance is the art form in which human movement becomes the medium for sensing, understanding, and communicating ideas, feelings, and experiences. Dance provides a way of learning—one that develops communication abilities, problem solving techniques, and creative and critical thinking skills along with kinesthetic abilities. At its core, the goal of dance education is to engage students in artistic experiences through the processes of creation, performance and response. The Elements of Dance Dance has its own content, vocabulary, skills, and techniques, which must be understood and applied

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    Dance Paper Sevillena

    1003 words, 5 pages

    Title: Sevillana Corraleras-A Spanish Dance from Seville, Spain Introduction: I am in an intro dance class at Queens College in the Fall of 2012 semester. I am working towards my Computer Science Degree. This class is made up of 28 students. We have studied “Contra Dance”, Merengue and Salsa now we have studied Sevillanas Corraleras, or simply Sevillanas. This essay will be a dance review on “La Novia baila sevillanas el dia el dia de su boda. Sonido original Coro Rociero. Punto Espacio” translated in English, “The Bride danced Sevillana on the day of her wedding.

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    Romeo And Juliet

    1003 words, 5 pages

    Romeo and Juliet is a play written by William Shakespeare, about two people from disputing families. These two people are named Romeo and Juliet, and all they want is to be together, but everything goes wrong for them. Romeo and Juliet mainly based on predetermined destinies and the two definitions of star-crossed lovers, different perspectives are shown after the death of Romeo and Juliet, and the tie of fate is shown when Romeo and Juliet kill themselves to be together. We hear in the prologue of Romeo and Juliet, how Romeo and Juliet are described as “star-cross’d l

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    Changing My Major

    987 words, 4 pages

    Enrolling at Friends University Freshman year I had the mind set of what I wanted to major in. Majoring in the Ballet Program was the path I was so positive that would lead me to my future job after college. But after getting settled into college and moving out of state my mind set on the path I had chosen changed. In April of 2011 my senior year of high school I had visited Friends University during my Spring Break. Honestly, I was not at all excited to visit the campus. Living in Chicago, IL all my life, the thought of going to school in Kansas did not spark my interest. Once I arrived o

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    Romeo And Juliet

    1001 words, 5 pages

    Romeo and Juliet is a tragedy written early in the carrier of William Shakespeare. The play is about the two young lovers and their deaths in the end of the play unite their fighting families. The play was among the most popular Shakespeare has ever written and with Hamlet and Macbeth the most played. The two leading roles today considers as archetypical young lovers. Shakespeare's use of dramatically structure, especially the effects of the switch between comedy and tragedy, is to increase the tension, his underlining of smaller characters and his use of subplots to beautify the story is a

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    Romeo And Juliet

    1005 words, 5 pages

    Where does responsibility lie for the deaths in Romeo and Juliet? A total of six characters died in the play Romeo and Juliet for many different reasons. The main characters died by committing suicide, Mercutio, Tybalt and Paris were killed and Lady Montague died out of sadness. Although they died by the hands of different people, the feud between the Montague’s and the Capulet’s, the immaturity of the characters, the pride of Tybalt and the system of marriage at that time are responsible for the deaths in Romeo and Juliet. To begin with, the battle between the

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    What Make Us Who We Are

    1002 words, 5 pages

    Like we know, all humans are different in many ways, we are the most complex and perfect systems in the world, but why we are differents and why we have differents characteristics than others is based in the culture, self-knowledge, genetic and environment. Culture is the single most powerful influence on how we perceive the world and everything in it. Anyone who does not share in our culture will always appear odd and they will think the same of us. Every society has a culture that carries it rules. These rules are codes of conduct which is learn continuously through out life. Breaking t

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    Discover Love

    1010 words, 5 pages

    Drama Essay The production “Discover Love” by the Belarus Free Theatre Company is based on a true story of love and loss. This play worked well because the directorial decisions created through dramatic meaning, such as the manipulation of dramatic tension which is how the actors used pauses in their speech patterns and voice tone, such as a low angry tone to draw the audience further into the performance. The actors also manipulated the space that they were given to a figuratively large scale; the director did this through use of the material given to him in this true

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    15 Truths About Being A Professional Dancer

    1001 words, 5 pages

    1. Dance is hard. – No dancer ever became successful riding on their natural born talents only. Dancers are artists and athletes. The world of dance today is akin to an extreme sport. Natural ability and talent will only get us so far. Dancers must work hard and persevere. Dancers give years of their lives plus their sweat, tears and sometimes blood to have the honor and pleasure of performing on stage. 2. You won’t always get what you want. – We don’t always get the role we wanted, go on pointe when we want, get the job we want, hear the compliments we want, make the money we want, see com

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    Romeo And Juliet

    1011 words, 5 pages

    The play Romeo and Juliet, originally written by William Shakespeare is about two young teens who fall in love, but cannot be together because their families are enemies. Romeo and Juliet are willing to risk their lives to be together. The two teens go through a lot of decision making which brings out their immaturity. They also had many mentors who guide them through this process. While the adults in Romeo’s and Juliet’s life play a role in the teens’ demise, the young lovers are ultimately responsible for their own deaths because of the choices they make as teenagers.

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    Romeo And Juliet

    1011 words, 5 pages

    Poor Juliet Even though you are rich and wealthy does not mean you are going to live a royal and easy life. In William Shakespeare’s play Romeo and Juliet, the actions of Juliet makes her have a hard and difficult life. Her struggles to be with Romeo creates great danger for her, and her refusal to marry Paris promotes her father’s hatred towards Juliet, and the fact that Juliet’s only friend, the nurse, betrays her in her time of need. If fate had not interrupted her ways of life, she would still be alive, but one yet sad. This showing the play should be called the T

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    Dance

    1012 words, 5 pages

    Alvin Ailey’s work Cry uses a piece of white fabric in order to portray his intent of African-American segregation in society among the white people in America. Throughout the piece the dancer uses it in various ways to portray different emotions, events and activities experienced by the African American people during the 19th Century in America on the plantation fields. The use of the fabric in section one displays the differences between the African-American people and the white people in society at this time. At the opening of the piece, the dancer begins at the bac

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    Dance Critique

    1247 words, 5 pages

    Hagar Barson David King Dance 10 Esplanade by Paul Taylor In Paul Taylor’s Esplanade, a group of 8 dancers recreate the scene of a typical day in an outdoor park within a series of five dances that make up the piece. Esplanade was the first dance Taylor choreographed after having given up on dancing in 1974. In 1975, he drew up the inspiration for the creation of this piece from his observations of pedestrian movement, particularly that of a little girl catching the bus to school one early morning. Taylor accompanied the simple movements of walking, running, jump

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    Im With You

    1254 words, 6 pages

    Red Hot Chili Peppers “I’m With You” I'm with You is the tenth studio album by American rock band Red Hot Chili Peppers. The album made its debut at number one in eighteen different countries including the United Kingdom while reaching number two in the United States and Canada. Produced by Rick Rubin, it is the band's first studio album to feature guitarist Josh Klinghoffer, following the departure of John Frusciante in 2009, and is their first since 2006's Stadium Arcadium, marking the longest gap, to date, between Red Hot Chili Peppers' studio albums. The album rec

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    Don Quixotes Personal Reality

    1254 words, 6 pages

    The novel Don Quixote is full of misinterpretations, foolish explanations of events, and very distorted views on the difference between reality and imagination. At the center of almost all these misinterpretations are Don Quixote himself, who continually is mistaking reality for the illusions provided by enchantments that he insists exist. The things that Don Quixote perceives himself and also things that he is inexplicably convinced of often show his insanity very clearly, whether he is attacking windmills or being fooled into believing something that is obviously not true. However, is it po

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    Exorcism Of The Real Emily Rose

    1259 words, 6 pages

    Anneliese Michel- I Can See Hell in Me The controversy surrounding the topic of possession and exorcism has become more prevalent throughout recent years. The most notable disputation of modern time is the story of Anneliese Michel. Known as the real Emily Rose, Anneliese Michel was a young girl who suffered from complete demonic possession. For seven years Anneliese was subjected to the wrath of six or more demons including Lucifer , Hitler, Cain, and Judas, who tormented her daily. The exorcism authorized by The Catholic Church that was expected to eradicate her d

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    Critical Review Lsquo A Doll Rsquo S House Rsquo By Henrik Ibsen

    1196 words, 5 pages

    English Literature Critical Review- ‘A Doll’s House’ by Henrik Ibsen Henrik Ibsen was a 19th centaury Norwegian playwright, generally acknowledged as a founder of modern drama. His plays often broke the mould of Victorian literature and were considered by audiences to be controversial by confronting and questioning facades of Victorian life. One of his most famous social dramas was ‘A Doll’s House’, written in 1879. The play attracted a lot of attention, causing a sensation whilst touring Europe and America with many critics disapproving. Ibsen’s ‘A Dolls House

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    All Quiet On The Western Front By Erich Maria Remarque

    1268 words, 6 pages

    All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque is the beautiful and enthralling tale of the young Paul Bäumer and the horrors and misfortune he faces during World War I.  I, for one, really liked the book, however depressing it is, and I now consider it to be one of my personal favorites.  Not only does it represent the psychological change that can take place in a human being during a time of war, but it also represents the worth of human life and how little regard there was for it.  I can’t say I like any of the battle scenes, I was very disappointed by the de

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    Hula

    1502 words, 7 pages

    "Get up, get up!" I looked at the clock it was 4:30 am competition morning. Our Kumu, hula instructor, came into the rooms and hurried us to be out the door in 30 minutes. We were told to bring a towel, our implements, pau (hula skirt) and water. Grabbed last minute items and we were out the door before the sunrise. Most of us were still half asleep as we got to Ala Moana Park. We wondered what is going to happen. We kept walking the park until we reached the beach side. Before we had the chance to put our bags down he yelled, "Wake up and get your implements ready,

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    Charles Weidman Giants Of Modern Dance

    1503 words, 7 pages

    Charles Weidman, 1901-1975, was one of the giants of American modern dance and a pioneer in the development of the art form. Mr. Weidman was born in Lincoln, Nebraska, and his artistic interest and abilities were evident from an early age. From the time he attended his first performance of the Denishawn Company, he was determined to become a dancer, and at age 19 he received a scholarship to the Denishawn School. Mr. Weidman soon became a leading Denishawn dancer, and partnered Martha Graham and replaced Ted Shawn in important roles. He performed with the company in

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    Cultural Research Of Indonesia

    1506 words, 7 pages

    The culture of Indonesia has been shaped by long interaction between original indigenous customs and multiple foreign influences. Indonesia is centrally-located along ancient trading routes between the Far East and the Middle East, resulting in many cultural practices being strongly influenced by a multitude of religions, including Hinduism, Buddhism, Confucianism, Islam and Christianity, all strong in the major trading cities. The result is a complex cultural mixture very different from the original indigenous cultures. Examples of cultural fusion include the fusion of Islam with Hindu in Ja

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    Blood Brothers Theatre Review

    1509 words, 7 pages

    The play starts on a misty night on an estate in Liverpool; the 19th century a few years before the economic crisis. The curtain rises to reveal Mickey and Eddie dead on the floor surrounded by several police men. Mickey and Eddie are obscured by a thin screen placed at the front of the stage to give the illusion of fog/mist, to create a strong emotional effect early on in the play is a powerful and creates an instant bond with the audience. The back drop of this current moment in time is a city backdrop of Liverpool, where the liver buildings are clearly visible in the distance, also there i

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    Latin American Musical Styles

    1360 words, 6 pages

    Tango During the "belle epoque" (1890s), the working class of the "Boca" of Buenos Aires (Argentina) invented a new rhythm, the tango. Tan-go was the name given to the drums of the African slaves, and the music was influenced by both the Cuban habanera and the local milonga. The choreography originally devised in the brothels to mimick the obscene and violent relationship between the prostitute, her pimp and a male rival eventually turned into a dance and a style of music of a pessimistic mood, permeated by a fatalistic sense of an unavoidable destiny, a music of sorrow enhanced by the melanc

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    Memoir

    1517 words, 7 pages

    Ever since I was young, I have been interested in dance. Ballet, tap, modern, you name it, I would try it. Luckily, I have lived in an area within a reasonable distance of a dance studio for my whole dance career so far. Curtain Call Studio for Performing Arts, formerly Curtain Call Dance Academy, was about a fifteen minute drive from my home, depending on traffic. Curtain Call is a very well rounded studio, it offers ballet, tap, jazz, modern, musical theatre, hip hop, and adult classes. At Curtain Call there is a group currently called “Performing Company” but has

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    Romeo And Juliet: Problem Of Age

    1515 words, 7 pages

    In Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet, the incredibly young age of the two lovers, Romeo and Juliet plays a crucial role in the direction and the outcome of the play. An essay by J. Karl Franson called, "Too soon marr'd" is my primary source for this paper, Franson writes about the symbolism of numbers Shakespeare uses throughout the play. Their age suggests that they are not responsible for the tragic ending to the play, or the circumstances in which they find themselves involved with. Throughout the play many references are given to suggest the ages of Romeo and Juliet. The theory I found to bac

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    What Causes The Tragedy In Romeo And Juliet

    1524 words, 7 pages

    A ‘tragedy’ in theatre is a play in which ‘good’ turns to ‘bad’, and ends with the downfall of the hero and/or heroine. The question of what caused the tragedy in Romeo and Juliet has been argued by many English scholars. Romeo and Juliet is centred around a strong feud between the Montagues and the Capulets, and this is often held accountable for the tragic death of the two lovers: ‘Capulet, Montague See what a scourge is laid upon your hate That heaven finds means to kill your joys with love.’ (V.3.291-3) Although this may contribute to the

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    Life And Accomplishments Of Fred Astaire

    1764 words, 8 pages

    Fred Astaire, a soon-to-be legend, was born on May 10, 1899, in Omaha, Nebraska. He was born to Frederick Austerlitz, an Austrian immigrant, and Ann Geilus. His father worked in a brewery. His mother was Luthern German and his father Catholic. Fred later claimed to be an Episcopalian. He was born one and a half years after his sister, Adele (American National Biography Online). Both children were enrolled by their mother in dancing school in 1904. They began performing together during 1906. They briefly retired from the show business due their inability to get bookings

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    Rwanda Arab Art, Entertainment, Crafts, Music, Dance, Film, Travel And Recreation.

    1744 words, 7 pages

    Classical and older Arabic music has not seemed to ever have lost its appeal to Arab audiences. Albums of singers like Umm Kalthoum or Abdel Halim Al-Hafeth, among other greats, continue to sell very well today. Even in American music stores, the older and classical music can sometimes be found in the area of "World Music", with Umm Kalthoum being the most likely to be found there. However, modern Arabic music is reaching new borders. There are quite a few Arab performers today whose albums are popping up in American music stores more often than before. Using ancient instruments and styles,

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    Save Me A Dance

    1758 words, 8 pages

    It was the Labor Day weekend of 1989. I was ten years old. A gathering of family and friends were to spend the holiday up in Twin Oaks, Tehachapi, Ca. where my grandfather owned about 2.5 acres of land. My dad (Steve) and his friend Jim drove up in Jim’s truck separately. My grandpa (Bob) was driving myself and Sarah. She was my friend from school. Everyone else that was supposed to be there found their own way. The whole gang had some BIG plans for our Labor Day. We had all planned to attend the annual Twin Oaks rodeo and their town dance as well, plus there was going to be quads to ride and

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    Coming Of Age In Romeo And Juliet

    1781 words, 8 pages

    “Love is too young to know what conscience is.” said by William Shakespeare. As we read in Romeo and Juliet, we saw how the young lovers went from children to mature young adults in a couple of days; all based on one thing, love. Reading this play, we learned that you can never be too young to have true love. Unfortunately at a young age lots of decisions are made for you, so your decision may not be your parents’ decision; causing a great deal of tension, frustration, and rage. Many people may know Romeo and Juliet as the “children” of literature, because of them falling in love at a y

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    African Dance

    1783 words, 8 pages

    Tap dance is “a percussive American dance form distinguished by the interplay of rhythms and amplification of sound by the feet” (Hill 2). It is regarded as an American from of dance, and like America itself, originated from a variety of cultural influences. One of its major influences came from the African slaves brought to America in the 17th century. Although many slaves were prohibited from performing their traditional dances, they continued to express themselves by modifying their traditional dances to fit within their masters’ laws. Traditional African Dance F

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    Evolution Of Contemporary Dance

    1784 words, 8 pages

    Famous contemporary choreographer Mia Michaels, stated, “It was at a time when I really found myself and understood my movement” when discussing her time at the dance company R.A.W (“Biography”). That is what contemporary dance is all about, feelings and showing those feelings through movement. Contemporary style is defined as an art whose working material is the movement of the human body. It doesn´t have fixed or established movement patterns but rather it’s a continuous search for new forms. There are no words for the enjoyment a dancer receives when performing on stage. This paper will di

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    True Love In Romeo And Juliet

    1784 words, 8 pages

    Everyone knows the story of Romeo and Juliet. They know that it is a dramatic love story but they don’t necessarily believe that Romeo and Juliet were meant for each other. They just think that they were foolishly in love. In Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet they were meant to be together (its true love). You can tell that it is true love because of the way Shakespeare expresses dialogue, character development and plot structure. Scholar John Andrews claims that yes, Romeo and Juliet were truly in love, and also that it was there obsessive love for each other that doomed them. This paper will as

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    Irish Dance

    2323 words, 10 pages

    Ireland is the third largest island in Europe and the twentieth largest island in the world. The population of the island is slightly under six million. Situated in North Western Europe, it shares its borders with Northern Ireland, a part of the United Kingdom to the north. It is surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean to the west and by the Irish Sea to the east. To the east of Ireland is also the North Channel. Ireland runs over 84,421 square kilometers. Almost eighty three percent of this land is owned by the Republic of Ireland and the rest is under the Northern Ireland area. Ireland enjoys a mi

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    The Effects Of Emotionality

    671 words, 3 pages

    Every person in the world is their own original character and the thing that makes up this character is personality. Personality is the number one thing that puts together people’s characters. If they have a joyful personality, then they are uplifted people and likewise with sorrowful and furious by being crushed or hateful. In Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, Juliet shows her emotional side many times throughout the play by being upset, devastated and even by killing herself in the end. All of which causes different problems in the play. Everybody feels depressed when they can no longer see

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