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    (Tamiasciurus hudsonicus), and the Clark 's nutcracker (Nucifraga columbiana). The interaction between these three species is complex, with selective pressures on each species affecting the others. The limber pine and the American red squirrel participate in a predator/prey interaction, with the red squirrel preying upon the seeds dropped by the limber pine. In reaction to this limber pine populations in areas with red squirrels developed larger cones, with more scales and fewer seeds (Benkman). In area where squirrels are absent limber pines produce cones smaller scales and twice as many seeds (Benkman). However, this also makes it more difficult for Clark’s nutcracker, the limber pines primary seed disperser, to harvest seeds. The relationship between the limber pine and the Clark’s nutcracker is mutualistic with each gaining benefit from the other. The relationship between the American red squirrel and Clark’s nutcracker is one of interspecific competition for the same resource, namely the pine seeds. Clark’s nutcrackers generally harvest seeds from cones before they drop from the tree, but when the American red squirrel is present, the selective pressure it exerts upon the cones decreases the nutcrackers’ effectiveness, resulting in a greater number of dropped cones(Benkman, Siepielski). This increases the viability for dispersal by scatter-hoarding rodents, though the area of dispersal is much smaller in comparison to the nutcracker (Benkman, Siepielski). This…

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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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    Dance Application Essay

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    My mother tells the story how I fell in love with dance by starting by describing the first time I saw the Nutcracker ballet. I pointed to the stage and said, “I want to do that.” I was a toddler and I found my passion. From that moment all the way to my freshman year of college, I thrived on the dedication and joy that ballet brought to my life. Spending my dance career from age three to nineteen studying ballet, I decided to expand my dance training. Trying out for my college’s dance team…

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    including jeans, t-shirts, etc. Because this was a Holiday Concert, there were many people of the audience dressed in Christmas themed outfits, such as Santa hats. The Temple Symphony Orchestra performed many different compositions from several eras ranging from 1685-1999. The orchestra began the concert performing several compositions and songs such as the Nutcracker Suite (1892), Waft her Angels Through the Skies from Jeptha HWV 70 (1751), I Saw Three Ships/Jennette Isabella, and Cantique de…

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    Kaylea Erwin Von Rothbart’s evil spell Swan Lake ballet happened to be Tchaikovsky’s first ballet that he had ever done, and which is turned out to be one awesome ballet. Swan Lake was a timeless and outstanding story that has magic, romance, and tragedy all into four different acts of the show. Prince Siegfried was the swan princess who was named Odette. Odette enjoyed her days as a swan swimming by the lake that was full of tears under the spell of sorcerer. As it is in most fairy tail…

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    Coppelia Essay

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    For this assignment i have chosen two dance production, coppelia and Poetry in Dance. Coppelia is based on a story by E.T.A. Hoffman. It is a three-act ballet that tells the light-hearted story of the mysterious Dr Coppélius who owns a beautiful life-sized mechanical doll. The show had original choreography by Arthur St. Léon, Coppélia is staged with additional choreography by Janek Schergen. The second performance that i had watched was a Chinese dance from Poi Ching School, Hwa Chong…

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    The Balanchine Body

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    Many dancers now are turned away because they are simply taller than the mandated height, sometimes they will be turned away based on their body types, yet having a thin body was a recent development by the famous George Balanchine. Commonly referred to as the ‘Balanchine Body’, this ideal body type that first began in the 1900’s shapes what we see as the perfect ballet body yet what is said and done in whispers behind closed theater doors, dressing rooms, and practice rooms, is often nowhere…

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    Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

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    He would be considered a part of the traditional Romanticism period of history. His most memorable pieces are Swan Lake and The Nutcracker as well as The Sleeping Beauty .He made such a huge contribution as a well known Russian classical composer. He wrote several memorable pieces, as mentioned before, that are still very well known and famous today. Peter Tchaikovsky’s music is very whimsical and potent. It is very light and soothing to listen to and it also makes you want to dance or move in…

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    Margot Fonteyn Margot was born on the 18th May 1919 with the name Margaret Hookham (Margot Fonteyn was a stage name). She was born in Reigate but later died of cancer on 21st of February 1991 in Panama City, Panama. She started ballet lessons at 4 years old in Ealing before she moved to China with her family to study in Shanghai for about 6 years. At age 14 she returned as her mother wanted to give her a chance to develop her ballet career and she done so by joining Sadler’s Wells School.…

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    Tchaikovsky Themes

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    theatre, conducted by E.F. Napravnik, my 1 August 1891, Jurgenson. 2-Ballets 1876 Swan lake ballet in four acts, op.20. Libretto by B.V. Begichev l, and V.F.Geltser. Composed Aug 14 1875 to April 10 1876 , commissioned by Imperial theatres, first performed February 20 1877, Moscow. Bolshoi theatre, produced by Reisinger , conducted by S.J. Ryabov, published July 1895, Jurgenson. 1889 Sleeping beauty ballet, three acts, with prologue( five scenes) op.66, Libretto by M.I.Petitpas and…

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