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    In the Garden of Beasts, follows love, terror, politics, and gives an inside look at what people lived through and witnessed during Hitler’s reign. When the book first starts, you 're introduced to the Dodds, a small family from Chicago. The book follows William Dodd, the father, and Martha Dodd, his daughter, and their life throughout Hitler’s regime. Beginning in Chicago, FDR was looking for someone to be the American Ambassador in Berlin, but no one was willing to go, except William Dodd. The book spends a minimal amount of time in America and spends the rest of the book in Berlin. Since this book takes place right on the brink of World War Two, it explains a lot of what happens up to it. During the time when Hitler was first gaining power, the Dodd’s were just settling in Berlin, when Hitler started getting more power his intentions became clearer. Dodd had met with him…

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    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

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    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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    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

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    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

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    - 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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    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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    “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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    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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    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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