Dance Essay Examples

  • Reaching For Dreams A Ballet From Rehearsal To Opening Night

    690 words - 3 pages

    In watching a professional ballet one doesn?t realize how much work is put into making the production come to life. Both the dancers and the choreographers put every ounce of energy and emotion into telling their story. It takes years for a ballerina to train for the labor that goes into becoming professional, however just weeks to learn a full-length ballet. Dancers can sometimes be put through months of sore muscles in order to train. Often ballet dancers are told to loose weight in order to look their part, or are only given a few minutes for break after hours of vigorous t

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    Romeo And Juliet

    1107 words - 5 pages

    ?It is not so much the central characters of the play, Romeo and Juliet themselves, as the minor characters that are responsible for their tragic end.? I agree with this analysis to a high extent, but have also considered the other possible reasons why they died. The most commonly seen reason for Romeo?s and Juliet?s downfall would be the feud between the Capulets and the Montagues. However, the over-looked, minor characters play an important role in the downfall of Romeo and Juliet. They were constantly pushing them into secrecy and forcing them to construct

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    Romeo And Juliet Fate

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    What is love? is it not a feeling, a dream, a look? How long must it take for one to know he/she is in love? And if it is longer then an hour is it really love? One could say love is in the eyes, the window to the soul; another could say love could not be seen by the eyes for they only tell so much. But what about fate, if fate exists what does it matter if the love is in the eyes or truly in the heart? And at what point is life swept out of the beholder?s hands and into those of fate? if Shakespeare would have answered, i believe he would have said, when those hearts of the beholde

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    Who Was Responsible For Romeo Juliets Death

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    By the end of Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet five of the main characters had met their demise, through sword, poison & dagger. What was shaping out to be quite possibly, the most romantic tale ever told, suddenly turned into a miserable bloodbath. Romeo ended up taking his own life with poison in front of the seemingly dead Juliet. When she awoke from her deep sleep, she too, seeing Romeo dead, took her own life with a dagger. What had led these star crossed lovers to take their own lives? Why had fate frowned upon their love for one another? Who was responsible for Romeo & Juliet’s

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    Night And Day Imagery

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    The Night and Day Imagery of Romeo and Juliet Portrayed in One Night and Day William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet is about two young teenagers, who are passionately in love with each other, but whose families are rivals. The dilemma of Juliet being a Capulet and Romeo a Montague prevents them from easily being in a relationship together. As the play progresses some unfortunate misunderstandings lead to their ultimate death. The play depicts the strong sense of Romeo and Juliet’s deep love through the expression of night and day imagery. One significant use of night and day imagery in thi

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    Capoeira Report Capoeira is a dance that is sometimes considered a form of martial arts. The history of how it started is very interesting. From the 16th to the 19th centuries, Portugal shipped slaves into South America from western Africa. Brazil was the most common destination for African captives. These Africans brought their cultural traditions and religions with them to the “New World,” including capoeira dance. Capoeira emerged as a way to resist oppression, secretly practice art, transmit culture, and lift spirits. Most Brazilian scholars have argued that Capoeira emerged as a way to

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    Life In The Fifties

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    I would have a pink princess dress that would cost about $11 with a matching pink tote bag that would cost about $3. I would wear pink lipstick and pink eye shadow to match. I would have my hair in a in pined up position. I would have a pink poodle to have with me wherever I went. My eyebrows would be in a arched position and very neat. When I wasn’t wearing my pink princess dress I would have on a pink party dress with pink stockings and pink stiletto shoes. I would also have a pink jumper for when I just wanted to be comfortable and hang around most girls in the fifties had a jumper. Also

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    Who Was To Blame For The Deaths Of Romeo And Juliet Fate

    1863 words - 8 pages

    In this piece of coursework I am going to be analysing who was to blame for the deaths of Romeo and Juliet. Before I start to analyse the death of Romeo and Juliet, I would like to tell you a little bit about the background of the play. Both Shakespeares life and the story of Romeo and Juliet took place during the same time period, which since the nineteenth century has been known as the term Renaissance. The word renaissance originates from the french language literally meaning rebirth. Renaissance denotes a revival and redirection of artistic and intellectual endeavour which began in Italy i

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    Dance Club

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    Dance Club Dear Student Body I have decided to come up with an after school program. It will be a club for dancing. In this after school program, we will learn the basic dance steps, and maybe even some advanced. This club will keep you physically active, it will teach you how to dance, and it will give you a chance to meet new people. My first reason why you should join the dance club is because it will show you all about dance. Everyday will be a different type of dance. For example, there will be ballet, jazz, hip hop, and ECT. We will start with the beginner steps of each dance, and

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    Romeo And Juliet

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    Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare and Romeo and Juliet interpreted by Zeffirelli are two versions of a classic tale of two young lovers. Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet and Zeffirelli’s Romeo and Juliet one becomes aware of many differences between them. Although the basic storyline remains the same, the differences are obvious. These differences can be found in the setting, characters and their speeches, and the conclusion of the story. These differences between the versions produce two entirely different interpretations of the story. Zeffirelli changed the story by changing important s

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    Modern Dance A Liberated Movement

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    Melinda English Professor J. Host Introduction to Modern Dance 25 October 2006 Modern Dance: A Liberated Movement Developed in the 20th century, primarily in the United States and Germany, modern dance resembles modern art and music in being experimental and iconoclastic (“Modern Dance”). Modern dance began at the turn of the century. In the United States its pioneers were Isadora Duncan, Loie Fuller, and Ruth St. Denis. At a time women were not permitted and denied access to education and jobs. These women lived a liberated life and expressed a freedom in their art. Isadora Duncan, L

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    Life Time Learning

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    Learning is something that we continue to do for our entire lifetime, I guess you could call it life long learning. Learning is what broadens our minds and fills our souls, its what allows us to rise to the top of our profession no matter what it is, for all of us it is important that learning continues through out our lives and helps us benefit every day from the experiences that we take. It could be as big as inventing the light bulb, or learning how to survive one more day on the street. What ever it is, its important that we all continue to learn, not only for ourselves but the future gene

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    Culture Shock

    600 words - 3 pages

    Culture shock has five or six stages depending on whether or not the person will be returning to their culture of origin. Each stage can be ongoing or appear only at certain times. The first stage is the incubation stage. In this first stage, the new arrival may feel euphoric and be pleased by all of the new things encountered. This time is called the "honeymoon" stage, as everything encountered is new and exciting. (Guanipa, 1998) Afterwards, the second stage presents itself. A person may encounter some difficult times and crises in daily life. For example, communication difficulties may occ

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    Romeo And Juliet

    365 words - 2 pages

    The story of Romeo and Juliet has to do with many choices and consequences. If certain characters had acted differently, the story of Romeo and Juliet would not have been a tradegy. This is shown throughout the story, though Romeo and Juliet believed it was fate and It was meant to happen. Everybody was partly to blame, but some more than others. The first person that comes to mind happens to be Romeo and the death of Tybalt. Romeo would have never been banished if he hadn’t attacked Tybalt after the death of Mercutio. And if Romeo had never been banished he would have easily kno

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    Romeo And Juliet

    262 words - 2 pages

    Fate is destiny, or an event that will inevitably happen in the future. In “Romeo and Juliet,” fate was definitely the cause of Romeo and Juliet’s death in the conclusion of this play. They were born to fall in love and die together because of it. In the prologue it shows twice that there love will end with death,"A pair of star-crossed lovers take their life" (pg.29, Prologue, line 6) and “The fearful passage of their death-marked love.” (pg.29, Prologue, line 9) No one can control fate or what is in the stars. Romeo’s family the Montague’s and Juliet’s the Capulet’s, supposedly ne

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    Who Is To Blame

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    Romeo and Juliet is a drama written by William Shakespeare. It takes place in a five-day span and at the end Romeo and Juliet die. Most of the responsibility for the deaths of Romeo and Juliet should be put upon the adults in this tragedy. The adults in this heartbreak the adults include Load and Lady Montague, Lord and Lady Capulet, Nurse, and Friar Laurence, really should have the blame for the deaths of the two protagonists. Friar Laurence saying, "In one respect I'll thy assistant be; for this alliance may so happy prove to turn your households' rancor to pure love," him trying to be he

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    An Analysis Of Poverty In America

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    An Analysis of Poverty in America The reason for poverty in the United States of America is not that victims of poverty lack the motivation and effort to change their financial situation. "Of the 34.6 million people living below the official poverty line in 2002, 12.1 million were children under 18; another 3.6 million were over 65. Millions more were female heads of households with children under 18 and no husband present, or were ill, disabled, or going to school; of the remainder, the majority worked either full or part time in the previous year, but their wages were not sufficient to ele

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    My Wedding

    1192 words - 5 pages

    My Wedding Day Nothing beats the excitement of preparing and organizing for a woman’s big day, her wedding day; the day couples make a lifetime commitment to their relationship. To some women, weddings are just a one-day event. But in my case, when I had my wedding, there were three special events all combined in one day: the pre-wedding craze, the church ceremony and the evening celebration. At seven am, the door to my bedroom whips open, the lights get flicked on and my sister shouts "IT'S YOUR WEDDING DAY!”. Honestly excitement didn't overly consume me at that point, my nice warm duvet t

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    How Far Do You Agree That Romeo And Juliet Are Doomed From The Outset How Does Shakespeare Suggest This To His Audience

    1531 words - 7 pages

    Romeo and Juliet' is thought to have been written in 1595 or 1596. The story was adapted by Shakespeare but it is his version that is known to old and young the world over. It is a tragic story of forbidden love. The whole episode of Romeo and Juliet's meeting, falling in love, marriage, and tragic end, takes place within five days. In the Prologue we are presented with a brief summary of the play. Strangely, the summary includes mention of the tragic ending. This begs the question 'why?' - why would Shakespeare want us to know the ending before we have even watched the play? Nobody knows the

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    Salem State Fashion Show

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    cultural event For my cultural event I decided to go to the salem state fashion show. The fashion show was orchastrated by the Multicultural Student Association (M.S.A). This production was held in the gymnasium located on south campus. It was a very creative show that involved both male and female models, live musical performances,and scripted runway acts throughout the entire show. Every song that was played was impressively walked to by the models. For example a song called "Shawty your a 10" by a new r&b artist who goes by the name of "Dream" was creatively walked

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    Men In Dance

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    Huy Pham Dance History Research Paper Where are All the Men in Dance? Something happened along the way in the history of Western Civilization that caused men to stop dancing. From the inception of ballet to the modern companies of today, men have dominated and greatly influenced western dance. We all know the names: Baryshnikov, Nijinsky, Astaire and Kelly. Then, why do women greatly outnumber men in the dance world today? Why are men so afraid of dancing, and why do we consider it humorous when men decide to take it up? Billy Elliot and Shall We Dance come to mind. I intend

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    Romeo And Juliet Fate

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    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 roadmap to life; in other

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    Ethnic Dance

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    In the text, Embodying Difference: Issues in Dance and Cultural Studies by Jane C. Desmond, she raises such questions pertaining to movement and dance as: Who dances and where, in what ways, with whom, and to what end? … Who does not dance, in what way, under what conditions and why? What members of certain social classes, ‘races’, sexes … Who moves and who is moved? (Desmond 32) One may believe that the response to Desmond’s questions can be found in the video entitled, “Dancing: Lord of the Dance (2)”. The video displays the distinctions, concepts a

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    The Power Of Fate For Two Star Crossed Lovers

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    The Power of Fate The famous T.E. Lawrence of Arabia once said, “Many men would take the death sentence without a whimper to escape the life sentence which Fate carries in her hand”. Many believers of fate know this to be true – for what fate can have planned may be far worse than the ultimate sacrifice, death. Though most people today do not believe in the power of fate, in the Elizabethan era, it was very common to do so. Shakespeare, the author of The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet, lived during this time period, and he portrays fate as an antagonist of the play. Throughout the entire play, R

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    The Roots Of Hip Hop

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    THE ROOT OF HIP-HOP By Jonathan Partee The roots of hip-hop can be traced as far back and beyond as the early 1970’s. Far from what you see on today’s TV screens, the original culture involves 4 elements of importance. These elements are the D.J, the M.C., the graffiti art, and the b-boying or the dance. The first and most important element is the D.J. The South Bronx is where most say it all began. D.J.’s such as Kool Herc and Africa Bambataa began throwing block parties. These block parties or Jams as they were called back in the day, would involve D.J’s bringing out large sound sy

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    Discuss The Presentation And Function Of Symbols In A Dolls House

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    “A Doll’s House”, by Henry Ibsen (adapted by Frank McGuiness), centres around the controversial theme of female repression in the 1970’s. It is about a middle class family, in which the wife, Nora is controlled and infantilized by her husband. Without his knowledge, she undergoes a loan, to safe his life, but by doing so she undermines all of his core familial values. She goes to every extent so that he does not find out, but in the end it is inevitable. As in many literary works, “A Doll’s House”, contains many symbols, which play a big part in understanding more subtle thoughts. They help h

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    Romeo And Juliet

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    Romeo and Juliet “Romeo and Juliet is a play about two silly, immature teenagers who lack common sense. Therefore, the play expresses the danger of a love in which two people become the whole world to one another.” To what extent do you agree or disagree? The story of Romeo and Juliet is a tragedy. The two lovers go against their families and against their hate to be together but they don’t think about the consequences, which in the end are devastating. Romeo and Juliet engage in a love that they believe is the one true love. They don’t even know each other and don’t know each oth

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    Juliets Maturity

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    During teenage years, a person develops a will of her own, and Juliet is no exception. In Romeo and Juliet, young Juliet is forced to make a choice. She can obey her strict parents, or spend her life with her new lover, Romeo. Juliet truly matures throughout the play, by making her own decisions and following her heart. She does not switch her obedience to Romeo, because Romeo never forces her to obey him. Thesis: Juliet shows a will of her own through many actions including disobeying her parents and parent figures. One might believe that Juliet is merely shifting he

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    Pytor Tchaikovsky

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    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 contact with and a younge

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    Romeo And Juliet Day And Night In The Balcony Scene

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    The use of the images of “day“ and “night“ in the “Balcony Scene” in Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet” The play “Romeo and Juilet” by William Shakespeare is full of images that create a moving and touching atmosphere. A very broadly and regularly occuring pair of images is that of “day and night”. Romeo throughout the play compares Juliet to light. In the beginning Romeo compares her to torches that brighten the night (I, 5, 44-46). Even in the end, when Romeo believes Juliet to be dead he speaks about her as light that brightens the whole dark tomb (V, 3, 85-86). Shakespeare uses these expr

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    Ballet National D Cuba

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    Ballet National D' Cuba While touring DC a few years ago I happened upon a showing of Ballet National D’ Cuba at the Kennedy Center. To my surprise my husband had already purchased tickets to the event. By 2:00 p.m. we had found our seats and were eager for the presentation to begin. We were seated centered at the bottom floor of a gigantic room with a high rise behind us. The lights dimmed, the thick maroon curtain rose, and spot light lit Cuban scenery as an impressive orchestra began to play. Six performers wearing old-fashioned lavender Cuban costumes began to dance around the princi

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    I am sure you have heard the story of Cinderella. I am also sure you know Cinderella wore glass slippers. But, I'm sure you do not know that Cinderella was a fake! Cinderfella is the real character. Let me tell you about Cinderfella. Once there was a boy named Farley. He wore rags, had scabs, hadn't washed in years and was covered with ashes because his father made him clean the fireplace daily. His brothers never seemed to do much of anything. So everyone called him Cinderfella. His only friends were rats. Cinderfella dreamed of marrying a Princess who had a palace. One day a mail carrier

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    The Conjurer S Revenge

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    Now ladies and gentlemen’, said the conjurer, ‘having shown you that the cloth is absolutely empty, I will proceed to take from it a bowl of goldfish. Presto!’All around the hall people were saying, ‘Oh, how wonderful! How does he do it?’ But the Quick Man on the front seat said in a big whisper to the people near him, ‘He-had-it-up-his-sleeve.’ Then the people nodded brightly at the Quick Man and said, ‘Oh of course’; and everybody whispered round the hall, ‘he-had-it-up-his-sleeve.’ ‘My next trick,’ said the conjurer is a famous Hindustani rings. You will notice that the rings are apparen

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    The Role Of Fate In Romeo And Juliet

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    The Role Of Fate In Romeo and Juliet Fate is the dominant theme throughout the play Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare. The word fate generates a bit of confusion, and can have many different connotations. Fate is an inevitable and often adverse outcome or condition destiny. The distance of those two lovers was not revealed to the reader at the start of the story, but every event brought Romeo and Juliet closer to their inevitable fates. Romeo and Juliet, the two lovers, shared the unfortunate fates that they were from feuding families. The two of them were a perfect match, and we

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    The name Romeo, in popular culture, has become nearly synonymous with “lover.” Romeo, in Romeo and Juliet, does indeed experience a love of such purity and passion that he kills himself when he believes that the object of his love, Juliet, has died. The power of Romeo’s love, however, often obscures a clear vision of Romeo’s character, which is far more complex. Even Romeo’s relation to love is not so simple. At the beginning of the play, Romeo pines for Rosaline, proclaiming her the paragon of women and despairing at her indifference toward him. Taken together, Romeo’s Rosaline-induced

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    Dance The lights dim, the orchestra begins to warm up, the rustling of paper can be heard, and then the curtain rises. The performance begins with an overture, a prelude to what will happen. Suddenly, the star ballerina appears on stage. She is beautiful and the audience claps vigorously for her. At the end of the show, she receives flowers and massive amounts of applause. Every little girl in the audience wants to be the ballerina on stage that was just seen. How does a little girl fulfill her dream of becoming a professional ballerina? What are the steps she must take in order to b

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    This Boy

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    It started with a question. A simple yet life altering question, for a freshman at least. This is the question that would lead to a world of hurt and trouble later on in my life. The question: Will you go to homecoming with me,… Jenny ? “Yeah sure”, I answered in a dazed tone. We then exchanged a quick and awkward hug, as a grabbed my bag and headed down the hall to leadership. The week then slipped by as usual. Until I found out two things one is that my parents weren’t going to let their freshman daughter go on a “date” with a junior guy. And second is that Todd got back together with his ex

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    NORTON SIMON MUSEUM Last Sunday, I went to field trip to the Norton Simon Museum. It is my first visit museum in The U.S., so I expected. I took my friend’s car, so it was very comfortable. When we arrived at NSM, teacher and classmates arrived at there also. The museum was very quietly, simply, and nice. Firstly, I went to the lower level. There was The South Asian collection. When I was in my country, I saw that several times, but when I saw again in here, it was very newly. It is very similar to that, before I saw, but I thought it had western faces. That is little bit funny. However I

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    Sergei Diaghilev His Legacy

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    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 made a significant turn in

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    I Hate Papers

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    What kind of mother would cut her child's head off with a hacksaw? This is a question Pulitzer and Nobel prize winner Toni Morrison explores in Beloved, a novel with a chilling metaphor about the legacy of slavery and which finds echoes in another current question, Why is the leading cause of death among young African American men murder by another black? Sethe, the novel's main protagonist, is an escaped slave and mother of four a few years after the end of the Civil War. Her apparent good fortune at successfully escaping while pregnant and giving birth in flight and finding refuge at her

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    The R.S.D funfair and disco 2006 was different for me because this year I am a pupil but when I had been there previously with my dad, mum and sisters. This year I had to participate in the fund raising, as 1st year practically the whole year was very excited as most of are form had never been to the funfair before. Are form spent weeks trying to organise the different activities each group was going to do on the night. Everybody was looking forward to the games e.g. Lucky dip, nail art ect. Most of us were allowed to stay for the disco and again this was the first disco for a lot my age had b

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    Why girls are more successful than boys are The subjects that girls are more successful in at school are, English, maths, media, languages, humanities, design and technology, dance and art, where as boys are only the most successful in music and PE. The difference in the percentage in one of the subjects was surprisingly high with a difference of about 15%. The main reason I think girls are the more successful than boys is because girls are able to concentrate more on there work in and out of class where as boys tend to get distracted and influenced by others behaving badly around the

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    Shooting Dad

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    Shooting dad or Dancing with Dad I read an essay by Sarah Vowell titled "Shooting Dad" it was an expression and detail account of her relationship with her father their conflicts and their realizations as well as a lesson learned. We don't always get a chance to say the things we want to say and sometimes we say more then we should. My relationship with my father was far from the norm and the last things I said to him where based on the torments of a past not completely open to me. My father use to hunt and fish, I was fortunately spared that ordeal. I enjoy the woods and lake just n

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    Imagination derives from the soul, the aspect of human being that links the human with the eternal. Imagination allows for exploration of infinite experience beyond objective beyond experience. Through the soul, men and women can transcend earthly limitations, can express high aspirations, can escape, and help one another escape the dreariness of mortality without necessarily positing a life beyond the present one. Experience and expression limitless as are the feelings and passions. The Romantic view of the imagination and its functions were the central importance to the movement. The Ro

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    Narrative Essay

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    Learning something new can be a very nervous experience. One of the hardest tasks I’ve ever had to learn was how to dance. I was always afraid of the way people would look at me if I didn’t know how to do the steps right or danced weird, but I decided that dancing was going to help me in the future. Also I thought I could maintain my shape dancing. But I didn’t realize that dancing would also make me meet new people and build more my confidence. New situations always made me nervous, and the dancing class was no exceptions. After I changed to embarrassing black tights in the locker room, I

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    803 words - 4 pages

    Like all dances Ballet is a form of expressing one’s self with the body. Crisp and Clarke states that “dance is a language which speaks directly to the eye” (Clarke 42). Ballet is a graceful dance style and is practiced and performed in most of Europe, The Americas, and some parts of Asia and Africa. Ferdinando Reyna states: “Ballet lives in many countries, but everywhere with a different character and emphasis, shaped by national history, climate, customs, temperament: in France that character is grace, in Germany expressionism, in Russia realism, in Africa mysticism” (Reyna 224). Alth

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    Betrothal Dilemmas

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    Betrothal Dilemmas Three female protagonists, Juliet, Cimorene, and Catherine, in three different critically acclaimed novels, suffer similar betrothal quandaries. Juliet, in Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet, is engaged to Paris, but her heart teems with love for another man. Catherine, daughter of a loathsome and avarice father, is regularly troubled with abominable suitors in Cushman’s Catherine, Called Birdy. In Wrede’s Dealing With Dragons, Cimorene is despondent with princess life and has no desire to marry Therandil, a dreary prince. The three major characters in the above novels, Juliet,

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    Tap Dancing

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    Tap Dancing Tap dance was developed in the United States during the nineteenth century, and is popular nowadays in many parts of the world. The name comes from the tapping sound made when the small metal plates on the dancer's shoes touch a hard floor. This lively, rhythmic tapping makes the performer not just a dancer, but also a percussive musician (and thus, for example, the American composer Morton Gould was able to compose a "concerto for tap dancer and orchestra"). The Encyclopedia Britannica definition for tap dance is: A style of American theatrical dance using precise rhythmical p

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    I Have A Dream

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    I have never half-liked anything; everything I do, I do with amazing passion and vigor that leaves me breathless at times. In an attempt to better connect myself with my heritage, I began to take Indian cultural dance lessons. I did not anticipate that this would become the most important activity in my life, but surprisingly it came to mean so much more than a once-a-week workout. I love to dance. When I found out my school presents an annual cultural show, I naturally wanted to be a part of the show. This was the opportunity for me to choreograph my own dance for the first time. During tr

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    Role Of Drumming And Dancing In Ghana

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    The art of drumming and dancing holds an extremely important role in the traditional cultures of Ghana, Africa. The fact that this music and dance is remembered and performed without ever being scribed holds testament to its important role in the Ghanaian culture. Even with the world molding into a place in which modern technology has reached almost everywhere, there are still people willing to appreciate and perform the traditions that have been passed down for many generations. Both drumming and dancing are combined and used for a very wide range of events. The content heavily relies on whe

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