Alvin Ailey

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  • Alvin Ailey: Modern Dance

    Saki Hinaga Dance 100 Theory Outline Argumentative Research Statement: The purpose of this project is to show summary of how Alvin Ailey popularized modern dance around the world in 20th century. This project will focus on how his thought and works motivated African American people for their dreams and influenced people as not only a dancer but also a humanist. Theoretical Approach Argument: The theoretical approach in this research of this project is race and culture. In the Mid 20th century, there were still a lot of prejudice and racial discrimination against African America people. For example, they were not allowed to attend same schools or go to same churches as white people. Of course, it was difficult for African American dancers to get opportunities to perform in stages because of their skin color. Mr. Ailey made all African American dance group and went to tour all over the world to show the beauty of African American people and taught that skin color wasn’t important, and we were all human beings. In addition, his dance inspired…

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  • Alvin Ailey Analysis

    The Alvin Ailey’s Revelations concert shows the unique dance that is out there, only certain people knows about it. He owns a American Dance Theater, located in New York City, New York, established in January 31, 1960. The revelations tell the history of African-Americans suffering before the civil war, the segregation that kill millions of African– Americans in United States of America. Alvin Ailey’s was an activist and choreographer, known for the modern dance and played a huge role on…

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  • Native American Dance: Lester Horton Technique

    The particular way that a Horton Technique class is taught varies upon the teacher/school, however The Ailey School uses 17 “fortification studies” that each focus on a different idea, such as descent/ascent and laterals, or body parts such as the Achilles tendons or abdominals. The class then progresses across the floor with movement phrases, turns and single-foot arch springs (similar to how our own class is set up). The Horton technique is an organized syllabus that is separated into…

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  • Alvin Ailey Dance Analysis

    Alvin Ailey is such a great contributor to the dance world and his dance pieces are phenomenal. The purpose of Alvin Ailey 's dance pieces is to show the history of African American and the cultural heritage of African Americans. The history of African Americans and cultural heritage of African Americans is portrayed throughout Alvin Ailey 's amazing dances. Alvin Ailey’s “Revelations” portrays the hardship of slavery, christianity, baptism, and the reconstruction era. The lighting, music and…

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  • Modern Dance Performance Analysis

    Two modern dance masters of the twentieth century, Merce Cunningham (1919 - 2009) and Alvin Ailey (1931 - 1989) both deceased and both from entirely different backgrounds, created genius compositions of movement and interpretation as exhibited on stage through their chosen art, modern dance. Suite for Five by Merce Cunningham (1956) and Revelations by Alvin Ailey (1960) were considered to be some of their greatest compositions and although the pieces were created and performed within four years…

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  • Revelations Alvin Ailey Analysis

    Alvin Ailey was the choreographer of the masterpiece Revelations. His inspiration to create this performance was from his ‘blood memories’ of his childhood. Alvin Ailey grew up in a small town in Texas where racism was a big issue. As Ailey was African American, he grew up in a time of racial segregation, violence and lynching’s against African Americans. Early experiences in the Southern Baptist church instilled in him a fierce sense of black pride that would later figure…

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  • Sinner Man Alvin Ailey Analysis

    Alvin Ailey was an American choreographer who was born in Rodgers, Texas but made his way to New York City through the years of his life. Before beginning on his own company Ailey studied and observed many other choreographers. For example, he observed Martha Graham and Doris Humphrey. He also was a student at Lester Horn’s dance school for many years. Ailey indulged very well in Horton’s style of dance and it displayed once Horton died. Alvin took lead as the company’s director. With the…

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  • Chipmunks Research Paper

    Could chipmunks and squirrels be the same animal? Well alvin and the chipmunks were great dancers and singers do you think these hamsters do? Well chipmunks might not dance but they do communicate by making noises. Chipmunks are small mammals, that live all around the world, with a diet that is important for Earth, and intriguing lifestyle. They are cute small animals that can do much, just like squirrels. But their are some interesting facts about them that you probably didn’t know about them. …

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  • New Media Content Analysis

    tools such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram etc. they are not only able to produce but also distribute their content. The essay will discuss how easy access to information, sharing and collaboration has given the freedom for users to create their own media, or their own media interpretation which leads to problems such as ownership and copyrights. However it is unfair to dismiss that freedom to produce enables people to interact and correspond efficiently within different platforms. Creative…

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  • An Example Of True Courage In World War I Hero

    He was born in Pall Mall, tennessee. Living by the Wolf River, he started hunting on it and became an expert marksman. Meanwhile, dropped out of school to go work in his dad's blacksmith shop. He developed a reputation of drinking and getting into fights. In 1917 he was given a draft notice. His strong religious beliefs caused him to attempt exemption, but his plea was not granted (“Commentary on Alvin C. York”). While on a mission in the Argonne Forest, Alvin was assigned to take down one…

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