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    Swans Water Techniques

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    Choreography Mathew Bourne depicts a classic ballet type of dancing that was merely represented among the male type of dances in Britain. The theoretical dance moves represent an artistic technique of dancing elements that includes costume, music and stage scenery (Johnson, 2006). However, the moves are an expression of a typically female type of dancing but performed by completely male dancers. The idea of using totally male dancers represent a certain symbol of masculinity and the gay culture. Performance The Swans Lake performance arranged in Sadler’s Wells in London in the year 1995. Mathew Bourne’s performance in Sadler’s Wells is an inspiration from Alfred Hitchcock’s film “The Birds.” Mathew applies the idea of the film “The Birds” in an expression of the rampant royal scandals that daily headlined the papers during the 1990s (Johnson, 2006). Since then, the classic ballet type of dance has collected more than thirty international awards and considered among the type of dance originating in the Italian renaissance age. The content…

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    Contemporary Dance

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    age of ten and a half or older, have at least two years of ballet training, and consistent in attending ballet classes for at least four and half hours a week. This is the stage when dancers use a special shoe to be able to stand on their toes. Even though watching a ballerina dance on their toes may look divine, this is very painful for them. Some of the most common injuries caused by going on pointe are blisters, ingrowned and dead toenails, or even broken ankles. Nevertheless, even if the…

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    The Legacy of George Balanchine Many dancers would thoroughly enjoy the opportunity of learning and experiencing the work of George Balanchine. He was an important contributor to the dance community. He also had a chance to work with well-known choreographers and producers. He created some of the most recognized ballets seen today. George Balanchine became an inspiration to the modern ballet culture by being an influential dancer, a world renowned choreographer, and a contributor to the ballet…

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    Question 1: Christopher Bruce - Ghost Dances Christopher Bruce, being an avid dancer for the majority of his life, also emerged as a choreographer and an artistic director. When Christopher Bruce was a young boy, his legs were damaged by polio. His father encouraged him to dance at the Benson Stage Academy, where he learnt various dance styles, including ballet, tap and acrobatic dance. At the age of 18 years old, Bruce was accepted into the Rambert School Academy of dance where he…

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    Balanchine is recognized worldwide for his virtuosic, neoclassical ballets. Balanchine has been claimed as the father of American ballet, due to his prominent contributions to the twentieth century ballet culture. From the almost hundred ballets he created throughout his career, I believe “Jewels”, which premiered in 1967 at the New York City Ballet, New York State Theatre, to be one of his most stunning works. Jewels is a full evening length performance, consisting of three acts. Each act,…

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    California (later to relocate to New York). She was the youngest out of four children. Her father Joseph Duncan married her mother, a woman named Dora Gray, who was thirty years younger than him in 1869. Joseph was then a part of a banking scandal, leaving the family shortly after Isadora was born, and he was arrested a year later. This caused Dora and himself to divorce. Dora ended up supporting the family in this time by taking on a job as a piano instructor. This heavily influenced Isadora's…

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    Misty Danielle Copeland was born on September 10, 1982 in Kansas City, Missouri. Even though she was born in Kansas City, she was raised in San Pedro, California. Misty was very late in starting ballet studies, but it didn’t stop her. Usually, ballerinas start studying when they are three or four, but Misty was thirteen when she took her first ballet class. When she unlocked the magical world of ballet, Misty was coping with the fact she was living in a shabby motel room with her five siblings…

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    In the late 1700s, early 1800s, ballet, and classical music were iconic across the world. Ballet originated in the Italian Renaissance courts of the 15th century and later developed into a concert dance form in France and Russia. It is a very technical, rigid dance full with grace and intricate footwork. Its vocabulary is based in French and Italian, with a philosophy that is historically recognizable by almost all. Ballet requires years of training, which is often expensive. Most people who…

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    public they are serving. This includes encompassing programs that cater to the people being represented, as well as, those individuals having the opportunity to be included in the deciding powers. Representation pillar of public administration is often discussed when looking at areas of gender equality and diversity. Leadership should reflect its people, and in order to do so leadership should in turn mirror the people being governed. Let us take a more unconventional approach to understanding…

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    Eating disorders are becoming very prominent in young dancers. Dancers are told at a young age that they must look a certain way in order to make it in the world of dance. Dancers are told at young ages that they must have the body of a ballerina in order to make it as a professional dancer. The body of a ballerina is often described as having long legs with a long torso and also being very athletic looking. Also in ballet there is a pressure placed on dancers to be perfect. Dancers are told…

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