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Dance Essays

The video that is the focus of this paper is on the dance called “Memory of a Lost Memory” performed by the Dallas Black Dance Troupe. The Troupe is on its 41st year of performance, and began the splinter group Encore (formerly known as DBDT II) for the purpose of...

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The movements were flowy and had constant movement. The dancers, there being two of them, did fast changes in their movement to a strong strum of the guitar in the song, which added to the flow. The arms and legs were emphasized a lot to show the fluidity of the...

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The power of the dance to convey a message is an essential element in a world where the screen has replaced face to face contact. Dance and music are inseparably intertwined in their ability to express emotion in a way that words fall short. They can set the mood or...

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“Dan is the hidden language of the soul of the body,” Martha Graham once said. Dance is a part of a person’s culture and can reflect their age and beliefs. Dance may be a universal thing, but it can be very different for each person, depending on when they were...

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Music is intriguing and requires artistic mastery of certain musical styles, instruments, melody, harmony and rhythm. The musical piece “Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy” is very unique because of the romantic ideals and style used by Tchaikovsky. The piece uses classical music style that was an expression of a...

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Hindu philosophy assumes that the Universe is brought into existence through the manifestation of the dance. In Hindu tradition the Supreme Dancer is called Nataraja. The Hindu scriptures show that every god applies he/her own dance style. Lasya and Tandava are considered the major aspects of dance. 23 celestial beings...

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The history of dancing began many centuries ago. Dancing has been part of societies as a social activity that people get involved in for different reasons. For every generation, there is always a motive and direction that people take in dance. Different dance styles have come along as people develop...

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Dancing is an activity meant for pleasure and entails body movements summing up to a form of art. Step Afrika is one of the groups that enhance the art of dancing. Step Afrika group was founded by Brian Williams, a Howard University alumnus. Step Afrika was established in 1994 and...

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It would not be a mistake to say that folk dance reflects the essence of a culture. It combines three authentic elements: music, dance, and costumes. While watching the performance of a folk dance group, one can make guesses about how this dance appeared, what kind of group activity shaped...

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In 2011, the American soft drink company Dr. Pepper Snapple Group hit the nationwide streets to reintroduce one of their most famous brands of soda, SunDrop. When the first SunDrop commercial of the year hit the air, it introduced to us at first the SunDrop girl dancing around town to...

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The flow of one’s movements and expressions outcomes in a certain chain of movements. When a person can convey the moves with the body, it is certainly a gift. Moreover, the fact of touching upon one’s feelings and abilities is the treasure of one’s skills. For me, a definition of...

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The power of dance is utilized more than most people realize in mass media advertisements such as a Ford advertisement which ran in 2008 featuring human dancers who folded themselves into the shape of a car throughout the commercial. Although the company is working to sell viewers on their brand,...

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Dance remains one of the most versatile and beautiful creations of human beings. While the definition, as discussed below, may vary among different people, there are several attributes of dance that are correlated and that we cannot ignore. This paper will be discussing the various viewpoints on dance. Among the...

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The author of the article “Movement as dance” voices several interesting and rather provocative ideas regarding how a human body should develop and what the role of dancing is in our daily lives. The thesis of the article is the following: infants move constantly and do communicate with the help...

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I believe that dance is an aesthetic expression of the body. Additionally, the body is aesthetically constituted to dance. Dance is human behavior which is purposeful and intentionally rhythmical involving body movement. Dancing has been performed in many cultures as a form of social interaction, spiritual performance, emotional expression and...

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While it will be a challenge to get bums to come out and see the show "And The Soul Shall Dance," if the price is right and the marketing is done well, then it is possible to get homeless people in seats. One way to get the word out is...

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Dancing is inherent in human nature. Even as we walk to school, talk to friends, or take a shower, we are experiencing life through the presence of our bodies in space. The writer of “A Journey Backward,” Leissa Dickinson, believes this statement to ring true. Getting in tune with our...

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The vicissitudes and difficulties of childhood are some of the most common themes which writers choose for their material. It is usually considered that the experiences which we have when we are children will stay with us for out entire lives and that they will leave an indelible mark on...

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The origin of belly dancing is steeped in controversial myths and theories, all trying to explain the people who first conceived the style of the belly dance. Several theories have been conjured, spanning from its origin as a religious dance whereby Egyptians used the dance when conducting religious rituals to...

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The dance is one of the most human exhibitions of emotion and thoughts, transmitted through body language. According to Hanna, dance is “a nearly universal behavior with a history probably as old as humanity itself”. If one is to look at Stomp 4 video clip, one can see two different...

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When I first encountered contra dance in Norman at the First Baptist Church family life center on Friday, November 7, 2014, I was not sure of what exact partnered folk dance style to choose. I learned this dance during my World Music class but did not think I would actually...

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The history of certain dance springs from cultural connection and is something that has influenced modern dance. This can be seen most especially with the group called Stomp. Stomp uses dance and beats to put together a comprehensive performance in which body slaps, dance moves, banging inanimate objects and yes...

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In 1998, GAP utilized swing dancing in one its most innovative advertisements yet. The ad features a line of male and females dressed in loose fitting khakis. As the peppy swing music starts, one couple bursts into a fun swing dance only to be joined by another couple. The couples...

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The academic literature on dance, such as the quotation contained in the prompt, communicates the ubiquitous human nature of dance, namely, dance being part of “our very being.” This historical and traditional omnipresence of dance, however, at the same time does not mean that dance is not continuously revolutionary and...

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Belly dance or is a general name for ‘solo’ dancing based on the articulation of a dancer’s torso. Belly dance came from the Middle East while its numerous popular varieties are knows as: include Egyptian dance, Oriental dance, Middle Eastern dance, Arabic dance etc. There is a vast variety of...

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