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    The final dance Folk Dance for a Gay ex-Methodist White Boy, choreographed by Andrew Vaca, conveyed the idea that if one lets themselves go and free themselves from conformity, that they can simply be happy and not care how they look whilst doing so. This was heavily shown through the focus on a soloist throughout the entire dance, lighting, costumes and music. The soloist was the center of attention throughout this entire dance even if she was not on the center of the stage. The entire stage was used, but the center of the stage in particular was focused on. As opposed the the first dance, the last one engaged with the audience and faced the audience for majority of the dance. The lighting on the backdrop consisted of bright colors blending…

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    The Dinki Mini Folk Dance

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    Having Jamaican parents has always had a unique influence on my culture. Both of my parents are from the same side of the small island, therefore they were both often exposed to similar dances and music. A popular dance that they witnessed as children, and later grew to preform themselves was the Dinki Mini. The Dinki Mini is a folk dance that is performed on the eastern end of the Jamaican Island, typically in the parish St. Mary. After a person passes away, there is a celebration of their…

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    become the stories that I would use to preserve her memory once she was gone. My favorite story is the one of the Chinese ribbon. When I was in fifth grade, the dance teacher at my elementary school said that we would be learning the Chinese ribbon dance, a traditional folk dance with origins in the Han Dynasty. Certain children would be chosen to perform the dance at the cultural assembly and while she would be in charge of teaching the steps, we were in charge of creating the ribbon stick. The…

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    storyteller. The ballad is written as a poem but is intended to be sung. There are two important characteristics of ballads. The first is incremental repletion which is the repetition of one or more lines with small but significant variations that advance the action. The other is the ballad stanza which is four lines. The folk ballad is mostly anonymous and the presentation impersonal. I personally like ballads due to them telling stories. These stories can tell about many different aspects of…

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    still mysteries for researchers. Besides, studying about this topic is even more fascinating when it comes down to how our brains function while we dance, what signal it sends and receives, etc. However, as far as we know, it is evident that dancing is nonverbal communication. Dancing supports many type of communications as well as are affected by the differences in gender and cultural backgrounds. With that being said, researchers in the related field such as anthropology, psychology,…

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    Isaac Albéniz and Folk Music in Spain Introduction Isaac Manuel Francisco Albéniz is widely known as a piano guru whose music excellently portrays Spain’s spirit and culture. As a singer and a composer, he was able to meld performance and composition thus creating a fashionable music style similar to that of “Liszt” full of Spain folk idioms. His greatest inspiration was folklore, but he made a sole melodic style that stirred “Ravel” and “Debussy”. He had a great passion for national cultural…

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    A Music Video Analysis

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    Music has always played a big role in my life. Having been a dancer since the age of three I have come to appreciate and interpret many styles of music. As a dancer, I am able to use the music in a way that tells a story and portrays a certain emotion. Music much like dance is both an art form while still being able to fall into everyday life. I would define music as an expression of one 's emotions summed up in a two minute composition. I can definitely say I have personally had an aesthetic…

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    While Pompey’s work lacks some of the variety a self-actualized person might require, she does challenge herself to work efficiently and construct her narrative when she free time. In addition, Sir Phoebus has awarded Pompey tremendous responsibility because of her expertise capabilities. She achieves this despite the limitations of the era and her understanding that she may not have the perfect job, but she does have the ability to find it satisfying. In showing her autonomy, Pompey reveals she…

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    “Don’t Drink the Water” is a song by the Dave Matthews Band. It was written by Dave Matthews and released in 1998 on the band’s album titled “Before These Crowded Streets” (ASCAP, 2017). Noted performer Alanis Morrissette provided backing vocals for the song, and bluegrass performer Bela Fleck played banjo for the song, marking the band’s first collaboration with other performers. “Don’t Drink the Water” was the first single off the album and spent 13 weeks on the Billboard Mainstream Rock…

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    artists with contributions to the history would be lacking. Not including those who brought direction to the evolution of music music as we know it today, leaves me looking for more. Music preferences are one of the things that contribute to one’s own personal style. Personally, in this course I found one missing artist which stands out among others. Don McLean, who has contributed to the history of Folk-Rock in his composition of several iconic songs. Songs which have had an impact on Rock…

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