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    The Green Corn Ceremony

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    ceremony tends to last four to eight days. Some of the events that take place during the ceremony include stomp dances, games, adulthood rites for young boys who were of age during the year, and even marriage ceremonies. The specific spiritual and religious aspects of the ceremony include the stomp dancing (Green Corn Dance), fasting and purification, and a feast of thanks. As mentioned posketv also refers to the fasting, which is translated to "Green Corn" in English. As the ceremony commences so does the fast, for the time frame that the ceremony takes place the tribe members will not eat. Fasting was one of the principle ways of attaining spiritual purity. Instead, they also took part in drinking purgatives to rid their bodies of any impurities and negative energies that lingered in their bodies. A ritual most often performed by the Oklahoma Seminoles today. After the four to eight days of fasting the tribe will prepare a large meal to start off the new year and of course to give thanks for the corn they have received. A very important aspect of any Green Corn Ceremony is the Green Corn Dance, performed today by Floridian Seminoles. This very activity is performed for as long as hours at a time. Stomp dance, however, is not an indigenous term though it refers to the stomping pattern of the dance. In the Creek language, the dance is called opvnkv hacogee, which means spirited dance. The…

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    of dance has been around since 3300 B.C. in paintings and as a way to pass stories through the generations. It has evolved from its origins, and some dancers have revolutionized the art. By not being afraid to take a chance and express themselves, people like Michael Jackson have revolutionized dance by creating their own styles, movements, and beats. Original dance moves such as Michael Jackson’s “moonwalk” are recognized internationally. It is rare, however, that dance can be said to be a…

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    Step Afrik A Short Story

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    room was now silent with anticipation. No one in the audience knew what they were going to witness, all they knew was that Step Afrika was a dance group. The room was electrified from the audience's curiosity. While the voice announced Step Afrika, the room became dark, and when the lights came back up a group of people had silently moved to the middle of the black wooden stage. This group formed a circle, all facing each other and began clapping and stomping to create a synchronized rhythm.…

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    with P. Daddy’s Bad Boy entertainment and the first group to launch Bad Boy South. From the group success and their early video release from the song G-Style”Gangsta". Doors opened and gave opportunity for other dances in Memphis Tennessee such as Joking, Bucking, and etc. and have spread abroad. The group continues to be a major part on the Memphis music scene with Romeo's latest…

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    Flamenco Dance History

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    In a dark, desolate Spanish cave, music comes to life as you enter in. The sudden claps from castanets make the whole room hush. Eyes follow the swift movement of the dancers. Such emotion fills the room; jubilation, bliss, anger, fear, and love. Spanish culture comes alive when the flamenco dance begins. The history of this dance brings together the melting pot of people, traditional music, Latin dancing, and mystic surroundings. Tourists with their cameras ready for action, stare at the…

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    Busby Berkley was a choreographer and a director starting in the 1920’s. As well with both choreographing and directing, he was considered the showman of his era. Busby did not have training in dance as everyone else so he had taught himself. During the Great Depression, he was able to lift up the hearts of Americans, mainly because he had used females in his works and centered on their beauty and was able to use them as his muse Busby Berkley was born as Berkley William Enos in Los Angeles in…

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    Green Corn Ceremony

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    start with feasting all of the crop the still had, and they begin to fast the day after, abstaining from alcohol and food for the duration of the ceremony, and then four additional days after.. The second and third day seem to focus on the women and men of the tribe preforming purification dances. The fourth and final day has dances of friendship, games that they play, and it ends with the tribe packing up and returning home with forgiveness and purification held in their hearts. Activity 2:…

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    What Is Jazz?

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    Jazz is comprised of many different elements of dance, like African, concert, ballroom and street dance. Jazz became a melting pot and people have strayed from jazz in exchange for new types of dance. In my opinion, that is why jazz does not get the respect it deserves sometimes in comparison to other dances. I believe, however, that people should respect the roots where most modern day dances came from, jazz. Although jazz is more of a tradition dance, people can still learn a bunch of…

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    Nations peoples by non-Natives is frequent thematic concern, her work, nonetheless, presents a multi-layered ironic exploration of both non-Natives and Natives. This intersubjective thematic critique of Native-Canadian identity also becomes a way of enunciating the complexity of nation, not only in the heterogeneity of subject matter but also in opting for an associative or suggestive style which makes the heterogeneity comprehensive. The Business of Fancy Dancing (2002) The 2002 FallsApart…

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