Busby Berkley Kaleidoscope Effect

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Busby Berkley was a choreographer and a director starting in the 1920’s. As well with both choreographing and directing, he was considered the showman of his era. Busby did not have training in dance as everyone else so he had taught himself. During the Great Depression, he was able to lift up the hearts of Americans, mainly because he had used females in his works and centered on their beauty and was able to use them as his muse
Busby Berkley was born as Berkley William Enos in Los Angeles in 1895. His mother was an actress named Gertrude Berkley and his father, Francis Enos a stage director, died when he was eight. Berkley’s parents did not want Busby to be in the film business as they both were but that didn’t stop Busby getting a job on
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With his military background, it helped him create this effect. Firstly, a kaleidoscope is a toy that has small mirrors inside that has tiny colored objects that were loose. There is an eye hole on the one side that you would look into as the light is entering from the other end. This then creates this pattern that is colorful and also a repeated reflection. Busby took this idea of a repeated reflection and helped create the kaleidoscope …show more content…
With the tap series of the men and women was almost like a game. How the men tap then the women would, almost like the men have asked a question then the women answered as a call and response. Busby believed he was famous for his broken rhythm dancers on Broadway even though he was aware of the rhythm. The syncopation of all the dancers were rarely seen back when Busby was around choreographing, that for the viewers watching it made them memorized to keep watching. Busby knew the power rhythm and he used that to his

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