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    Jose Limon Essay

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    Revolution. After graduating from Lincoln High school, Limon attended UCLA as an art major. He moved to New York City in 1928 to study at the New York school of design. There he was inspired to begin training as a dancer after he attended a dance production by Yvonne Georgi and Harald Kreutzberg. He trained with Charles Weidman and Doris Humphrey at the Humphrey-Weidman Studio and then began dancing for their company professionally. From the 1930's to the 40's, Limon danced with the Humphrey-Weidman Company. During the year of 1943 Limon was choreographing dances for Broadway until he was drafted into the armed forces during World War II. After his return from the war he joined his mentor Doris Humphrey in starting Limon Dance Company. Jose Limon started his company in 1947 in New York, NY. When Limón began his company, he asked Humphrey to be the artistic director, making it the first modern dance company to have an artistic director who was not also the founder. While working with Humphrey, Limón developed his repertory with Doris Humphrey and established the principles of the style that was to become the Limón technique. In 1958, Doris Humphrey, who had been the artistic director for the Limón Company, died and Limón took over her position. In 1970, Limón was…

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    such as: Doris Humphrey, Martha graham and Charles Weidman, all of which dispersed into autonomous choreographic works that are recognisable in todays contemporary dance world. Upon reflection, Doris Humphrey and Charles Weidman decided to leave the company in 1928 to pursue their own choreographic journey. They felt that the current exploration they were subjected to was simply not enough. They settled in New York where they became pioneers of the revolutionary dance from known as Modern…

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    Art Of Healing

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    The Art of Healing was performed by the Ailey Ⅱ company in the Grand Opera House in Wilmington, which started at 7:30pm on October 28th, 2016. The show started at 7;30 pm and lasted for about one an hour and a half. And it included three dances and two intermissions. The dances were Circular, Sketches of Flames, and Revelations. Circular and Sketches of flames are newly choreographed dances by Jae Man Joo and Bridget L. Moore respectively. While Revelations is was originally choreographed by…

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    married Ted Shawn as soon as they met. In an other part, she was also exposed to various philosophies that involves religious movements. Indeed, Ruth St Dennis was fascinated with mysticism, as a result, she began to see dance as a root for the expression of spiritual and emotional truths. Shortly after that, the married couple founded the Denishwan company that change the entire course of dance revolution. The charisma of Ruth for her talent to seduce the audience with her exquisite oriental…

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    Dance Concert Critique

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    Being able to choreograph and perform in dance concert is a very unique and amazing experience. Creating ideas with everyone around you and transforming those ideas into a masterpiece is a process like no other. With everyone’s opinions out in thin air, you can put all of your ideas into one to create something so beautiful. In Modern especially it was really intriguing to watch the whole process of how the dance was created. Since we did originally have a combo to go off of, it was different…

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    The art of contemporary dance was born around the 1980’s and this art referred to the movement of new dancers who did not want to follow strict classical ballet and lyrical dance forms, but instead wanted to explore the concept of revolutionary unconventional movements that were gathered from all dance styles of the world. Contemporary dancers strive to connect the mind and the body through fluid dance movements. Contemporary dances therefore do not use fixed or established movement patterns but…

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    Wigman Dance Analysis

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    - Time differences It is clear from the living times of the two great dancers that they lived in different times with Wigman having the peak of her career in the early 40s while Pina was active up to the close of the 20th century and even in the beginning of the 21sst century. The differences create Pina as an image of a modern dancer who found the stage well set without much hindrance. On the other hand, Wigman was among the pioneers who were responsible for setting the stage. It follows that…

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    Framed Concert Report

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    In class we have been discussing tools for choreography such as juxtaposition, counter point, mirroring, cannon, and many others. A piece that I found called “Framed” by M&N Dance Company displays a lot of these different tools that we have learned about these past couple of weeks. This piece was beautifully crafted and since it was a duet I believe it was very difficult to provide as much variety as they did in this piece. One of the first tools they utilized was mirroring. This was easy to…

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    Flexibility In College

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    I asked my dance teacher: "Can you teach me how to do a split?" She said: "How flexible are you?" I said: "I can make it Tuesday's and Thursday's" What exactly is flexibility? I can bend both meanings of the word into my life. I am both physically and mentally flexible. Ever since the age of 4, I have been wildly entangles with the beauty of dance. I don’t know whether the fascination came from the ballerina TV shows i used to watch, from the dancers I saw out in the streets, or whether I was…

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    Dance may be perceived by some as merely choreography overlaid with music that governs the tempo and overall feel of the piece, however the art of dance is rooted in deeper facets such as culture, ritual, spirituality, and tradition. The culture and traditions that lead to certain dance styles and moves can be traced back somewhat to the economic and political status of the time period and location of the dance. For example, in Mary Wigman’s Hexantanz, or “Witch Dance” (1914), it’s not hard to…

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