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    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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    Ride a tram Major sites and tourist attractions in Edinburgh could also be seen and enjoyed while riding the city’s public trams. In a 40-minute ride from the airport to the city center, passengers could catch a glimpse of the city’s St. Andrew Square, the Princes Street, Ingliston Park and the bustling Haymarket. Image Source: http://www.nce.co.uk/Pictures/web/v/f/c/edinburgh_tram.jpg 4. Grab some meals and go on a shopping spree on…

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    “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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    events and festivals all together as they developed separately have now developed in to the big festival itself Festival Acadiens et Créole (“Festival Acadiens”). These events allowed for the festival to grow into something that celebrates all the aspects of the Cajun Créole culture. Rather than it just being a smaller event broken up into a day things it came together to a five-day event. More non-local people are more likely to come in for a festival that is more than just a couple hours one…

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    This construct of wine tourism also encompasses the visiting of wine and food festivals. Wine and food festivals are included in the definition of wine tourism as these special events enhance wine tourism opportunities for destinations. Research has shown that such festivals provide both the destinations and the wine producers with many positive promotional outcomes. For the producers, wine festival is a profitable way to promote brands to new customers, an opportunity to interact with these…

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    Jain Festivals Essay

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    Celebrations Description: Jainism is rich in culture with numerous festivals and ceremonies. All the Jains carry out formal or informal celebration of the rituals and festivals throughout the year. Jains perform festivals of devotion to worship and thank the Lord. Some of the popular celebrations of the Jains are discussed further. Process: 1) Atthai Mahotsav: This festival is performed for eight days and that is why it is named “Atthai Mahotsav.” This festival marks innumerable religious and…

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    Case Study: Yonge-Dundas

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    The central hub of downtown Toronto, Yonge-Dundas is a public square situated at the south-east corner of the intersection of Yonge Street and Dundas Street East across from the Toronto Eaton Centre. The site is bordered on the north by Dundas Street, on the east by Victoria Street, on the west by Yonge Street, and on the south by a former street named Dundas Square. In 1998, as part of the Yonge Street Regeneration Project, Toronto City Council approved the expropriation and demolition of the…

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    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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    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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    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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