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  • Agbedidi Dance Concert Report

    On December 2nd, 2016 at the Constance theatre the dance department presented a show called Agbedidi. The show, directed and choreographed by Mohamed DaCosta and Trent D. Williams, Jr., displayed a combination of Traditional African and Contemporary Dance. The house buzzed with excitement as the start of the show approached. It is quite encouraged to see such a large audience at an event, but this audience also brought a positive, vibrant atmosphere for the dancers to soak up. I was curious to see what this year’s performance would look like. The first part of the show featured Dr. Mikell Pinkney who performed a dramatic, almost sermonistic style reading of a section from God’s Trombones: Seven Negro Sermons in Verse by James Weldon Johnson. It opened up with the drummers playing and after a few minutes Dr. Pinkney found his way onto the stage. He observed the drummers for a moment before he began the speech, letting the drummers set the pace for him. This moved smoothly into the first dance piece, Soboninkun. It was very high energy and fast paced from the beginning to end. The dancers wore wrap skirts with ruffles in bright yellow and blue colors. The movement was precise and contained a lot of head jerking. For some of the dancers it appeared as if they could hurt their necks if they moved in just the wrong way, other you could tell had plenty of training and knew how do it properly. The dancers were constantly moving on and off the stage into different formations. The…

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  • Cultural Vibrancy Essay

    Culture is the beliefs, customs, arts, etc., of a particular society, group, place, or time based on the Merriam-Webster. There are a lot of examples of culture based on the video clip. Culture is the festivals, events, dinning art scene, stories and customs, history, cool architecture, creative talents, public art, and outdoor places like park, farms and outdoor fountain, they are all part of the culture all of these things create activity and buzz. There are also a positive energy that is…

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  • Igbo Culture: Elements Of The New Yam Culture

    Elements of the Igbo Culture The Igbo tribe culture is very bright and energetic. Every aspect of it offers something fun and colorful. The celebrations of the Igbo culture contributes to the fun and festive setting of the Igbo tribe. Much can be revealed about the Igbo culture through looking at their food, festivals, and weddings. There are many different festivals that take place in Igbo villages. One of these festivals is the New Yam festival. The New Yam festival is held through August…

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  • Descriptive Essay About New Orleans

    New Orleans Attraction New Orleans is a unique city, quite possibly the most unique in all the US. New Orleans is a very beautiful place. It has a lot of historical places to visit and learn about. When someone comes to New Orleans for vacation, they should go to the Bourbon Street, New Orleans cemeteries, and Voodoo Museum. First, no trip to the New Orleans is complete without a stop at Bourbon Street. This street is located right in the heart of the French…

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  • An Analysis Of The Tomorrowland Music Festival

    “The word “festival” is derived from the Latin festum, meaning to feast, and originally defined a day or special time of rejoicing or feasting, often in memory of some great happening.” – (Martin et al 2005) Introduction This dissertation examines the motives behind customers attending unique and creative events. Does the overall setup and design of a music festival motivate customers to attend and does it enhance their overall experience? Objectives of the study • Understand the motivations…

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  • What Is The Archetypes Of The Fall In Jekyll And Frankenstein

    As humans, people tend to look for a cure or a way to escape to enjoy everyday pleasures or create something new. Both Robert Stevenson and Mary Shelley write about this in their novels. Their works, Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde and Frankenstein, portray these issues and show how their characters go through with the issue. Their novels also show the archetype the fall, when a character starts at a higher state of being and then quickly fall to a lower state of being. In Stevenson’s…

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  • Themes Of Power In Jekyll And Hyde

    In this essay I will be looking at the strange case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde written by Robert Louis Stevenson in January 1886. In this novella a well-respected Dr Jekyll struggles with his dual nature and the undesirable reputation of his pleasures in an upper-class Victorian society. I will explore the ways that the author, Robert Louis Stevenson, presents different types of power and its effect over man. I will compare this text to themes of power in poems such as Medusa, My Last Duchess and…

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  • Science-Fiction And Science Fiction In Dr. Jekyll And Mr. Hyde

    Science Fiction and Science Fiction in Jekyll and Hyde There are elements in the story of Jekyll and Hyde that make it appear to be both science fiction and fiction about science. The novella is based on an occurrence that stems from science, however is not probable in the world, and therefore it must be looked at as science fiction. The ability for a drug to morph someone into a completely different person is otherworldly, and must be thought of as an element of science. The story is told in…

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  • The Strange Case Of Dr. Jekyll And Mr. Hyde

    Zack Curtis Dr. Swenson English 1212: British Literature II April 4, 2016 Split Reality Robert Louis Stevenson’s novel, The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, depicts the constant struggle between virtue and desire with a man by the name of Dr. Jekyll, and his counterpart, Mr. Hyde. The story of these two sides of the same coin shed light on the internal battle between right and wrong. While Dr. Jekyll represents the acceptable, lighter side of humanity, Hyde portrays the selfish side with…

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  • Dr. Jekyll As A Perfect Society

    As a rebellious and confused twelve year old, it was always tempting to disobey my parents as they continued to restrict me in an attempt prolong my change into a teenager. The more rules that were created to hold me back, the more I would aim to break free. I purposefully broke the rules that bound me. No human wants to feel restricted, regardless of age. An environment that is too suppressive, demanding, and judgmental, constantly aimed towards perfection, can make any well behaved person feel…

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