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  • Contemporary Dance

    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 pains that dancers feel while performing on stage are really strong, they have to keep on going and to make it appear as if their toes are not bleeding. Dancers get injured every day,…

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  • Christopher Bruce Ghost Dance Analysis

    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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  • George Balanchine Jewels Analysis

    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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  • Isadora Duncan's The Mother Of Dance

    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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  • Isadora Duncan Dance Analysis

    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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  • Danielle Copeland: Magic World Of Ballet

    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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  • Eating Disorders In Young Dancers

    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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  • A Summary Of Transformational Leadership

    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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  • Gaynor Minden Pointe Shoes: The Art Of Ballet

    Gaynor Minden Pointe Shoes The art of ballet would be unequaled without splendid pointe shoes. Pointe shoes are the most distinguished element of a ballerina’s appearance. In the 18th Century, the ballet world decided that ballerinas should look graceful and light as if they could fly. A famous prima ballerina, Marie Taglioni, created the first known pair of pointe shoes. She built a small box, filled with cushions, which she attached to her ballet shoes so she could rise to the tip of her…

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  • Why Is Copeland Important To Dance

    Misty Copeland and Her Extraordinary Story “Finding ballet was like finding a missing piece of myself.” This quote explains how ballet helped Misty Copeland find who she really is and what her passion in life is. Misty Copeland is an important and influential figure in history that had a positive impact on the world because she inspires other dancers to believe in themselves and not to let your race or your figure effect that. Misty Copeland was born on September 10, 1982 in Kansas,…

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