Bennie and the Jets

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    The principal dancer Yukichi Hattori, who played the lead role Elton Fan, was given complex phrases with tours, pirouettes and elevated jumps that were always technically sound. To ensure that the coupling of ballet and rock was as seamless and as natural as possible, many of the traditional steps were executed with contrasting stylistic choices. Pelvic thrusts were introduced dozens of times throughout the show as well as some moves influenced by swing, cabaret and even burlesque. Elton John and Bernie Taupin created all of the music featured in the performance. Classics such as Bennie and the Jets, Rocket Man and Saturday Night’s Alright For Fighting faultlessly corresponded with the struggles of John’s Life and the choreography. The music was just as dynamic as the dancing was, ranging from piano rock all the way to pop, there was never a moment when the music was ill fitted. Even though I am not an Elton John or Bernie Taupin fan, I recognized all of the songs except for two or three. Instead of…

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    Published semi-annually with pieces from independent writers and artists, TickleAce gives trusted recognition to those included. Jennifer Coulter uses mainly symbolism to write “Bennie and the Jets” about a young-adult male struggling with identity throughout different points in his teenage years. The very beginning of this short story turns its focus to Benny on the street, using the Victorian house, crumbling bread, and moths as symbols for being emotionally closed off and protected, and…

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    Looking back upon all of the years I’ve heard people call out my name, I have definitely had mixed feelings about it. Ellie Rose Cuneio. I’ve never despised my name, but I have learned to love it. Just like, to me at least, months have different colors, I feel like names have the same effect. However, I feel like those things change when people assign me nicknames. Every nickname has a different perception. Even though these feelings have evolved throughout my life, as well as me gaining new…

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