Martha Coakley

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  • Violet Amirault Case Study

    case against Cheryl.” Sultan announced the clemency petition at a news at Harvard Law School with two new high - profile lawyers who have joined the defense team, Harvard Law Professor Charles Ogletree and noted defense lawyer Harvey Silverglate. “And at the time,” he said, “the prevailing wisdom was that you really had to push and prod, and ‘Don’t take no for an answer’ was the mantra of the investigation at the time.” Cheryl Lefave, Forty three, remains free after Middlesex County prosecutors decide not to try her a second time following her release, even though the state Supreme Court had overturned the Superior Court decisions that resulted in her realise. Violet Amirault died of stomach cancer in 1997 at the age of seventy four. Coakley has long maintained that the children told the truth when they described being tied to trees, sexually penetrated with knives and tortured by a “bad clown” in a “secret room.” No corroborating physical evidence and no testimony from a teacher or visitor at the school supported the allegations. The Amiraults had alleged they were the victims of a witch-hunt, and charge prosecutors coaxed the children into telling stories of rape and fondling that did not occur. They said investigators were “overzealous and inadequately trained.” There was no restitution in this case.…

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  • George Washington Influence On Martha

    Continental Army, “Martha was forced to assume a public role as a symbol of the patriotic cause… [and was put in danger now as] a potential target for British assault.” As British intelligence learned of the new rebel leaders, their families were put at risk for potential kidnapping to be used as hostages. While no attempt is known of an attack on Martha, the fear alone can represents the turmoil women were put through by their husbands’ actions in the war. Additionally, as men across the…

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  • Dance Concert Critique

    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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  • Modern Dance Performance Analysis

    Two modern dance masters of the twentieth century, Merce Cunningham (1919 - 2009) and Alvin Ailey (1931 - 1989) both deceased and both from entirely different backgrounds, created genius compositions of movement and interpretation as exhibited on stage through their chosen art, modern dance. Suite for Five by Merce Cunningham (1956) and Revelations by Alvin Ailey (1960) were considered to be some of their greatest compositions and although the pieces were created and performed within four years…

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  • Jose Limon Essay

    Jose Limon was born on January 12, 1908 in Culiacan, Mexico. His family immigrated to America during the Mexican 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…

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  • Wigman Dance Analysis

    - 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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  • Bob Marley's Influence On Contemporary Dance

    During her seven decade long career, her modern dance and choreographies gathered the fame that is today. Martha Graham’s impact on dance was staggering and often compared to that of Picasso’s on painting, Stravinsky’s on music, and Frank Lloyd Wright’s on architecture. Her contributions transformed the art form, revitalizing and expanding dance around the world. In her search to express herself freely and honestly, she created the Martha Graham Dance Company, one of the oldest dance troupes in…

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  • Reposition Dance Analysis Of Romeo And Juliet

    “Romeo and Juliet” Reposition Dance Analysis The classic play of Romeo and Juliet inspired choreographers to remake its originality from social changes. Inspiration of dances develops to represent its personal narrative through ballet, jazz, and hip hop, have performed to retell this story in each background of generations and society perspective. The classic english play by Shakespeare, “Romeo and Juliet” is known for its romantic originality as it have been choreographs and reposition through…

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  • Twyla Tharp's Dance Career

    Dance as a profession is very hard on our bodies both physically and mentally. Personally, this is something that I ask myself every day, but I know that deep down inside that dance is what I live for. Twyla Tharp realized that if you create art and love dance, you’d best believe in yourself with no ulterior motives. It took her seven minute dance on stage to give Tharp the development backbone she needed to continue in the dance career. Martha Graham once said that it takes ten years to become…

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  • Midwife's Tale Book Review

    Tale by Laurel Thatcher Ulrich. Martha Ballard’s diary shines a light on the everyday task of women in the late 1700’s and early 1800’s. Martha is simultaneously a “physician, nurse, midwife, mortician, pharmacist, and attentive wife.” Many people would have the common misconception that women weren’t an essential part of life in the 1700s. However, Martha Ballard’s diaries shows a variety of jobs that women had and the intelligence and work ethic that was required to balance their busy…

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