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  • Folk Dance For A Gay Ex-Methodist White Boy

    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

    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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  • Biological Grandmother Narrative

    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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  • The Influence Of Dancing: Nonverbal Communication

    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

    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

    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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  • Shameless Character Analysis

    Folklore are beliefs and ideas that are constantly changing throughout television or any source of media because Shameless was created by Paul Abbott, it is a comedy-drama remake based on the British series. The show centers on a dysfunctional family which consists of six siblings of Chicago, Illinois who struggle with their alcoholic father and estranged mother. Although many reality television shows exist to follow standard entertainment, Shameless can be argued as a modern folklore. The show,…

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  • Essay On Folk Music

    Folk music can be defined as any style of music which represents a community. Folk music encompasses many aspects of human life; however, the main aspect of folk music focuses on hard times. As times change, folk music has evolved. Folk music has impacted many genres in the music industry and continues to impact the industry today. One of the most common genres that derived from folk music is bluegrass. Bluegrass music is defined as a type of folk music originating in Kentucky…

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  • Summary Of The Song 'The First House In Connaught'

    In the song The First House in Connaught/ The Copper Plate Reel, Seamus Ennis used the uilleann pipes to make a unique song. This song has a dance rhythm of reel. Reel is the most popular dance rhythm; it has an even rhythm with duple meter. Its form consists of AA’BB. The Dingle Set, the chieftains used different instruments such as the tin whistle, fiddle, accordion, wooden flute, banjo, concertina, and bodhrán. The Chieftains also used the uilleann pipes like Seamus Ennis. This song also…

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  • Persuasive Essay About College Wrestling

    Express and Reflect Essay Once every year, some of the nation's best travel to a destination to compete not only for glory and fame, but to stand on the first place podium to be crowned the nation's best college wrestler throughout the nation, is a special time for them. Especially for me as well. College teams like Iowa, Virginia Tech, Oklahoma State, Oregon State, and many more from around the nation travel to one location to face off and battle for the crown, however; only ten wrestlers can…

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