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  • Themes In Billy Elliot

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    In the film ‘Billy Elliot’ directed by Stephen Daldry there are many important places, namely the Elliot home, the coal mine and the ballet/boxing hall. These places are important as they helped the audience to understand the idea of identity in the film. The Elliot home is an important place because it is the setting of the main conflicts Billy faces in his personal life. The first conflict occurs when Jackie and Tony find out that Billy has been going to ballet instead of boxing and Tony lifts

  • The Movie Billy Elliot

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    passionate in ballet; he continues the ballet class with the assist of his ballet instructor, Sandra Wilkinson. Mrs. Wilkinson notices that Billy has potential to continue his ballet in the higher level in the Royal Ballet School in London. Somehow, Billy misses the audition to enter the Royal Ballet School because his brother, Tony, arrests by the police during a skirmish. Mrs. Wilkinson has to come to Billy’s house and explains Billy’s potential in ballet with hope that Billy’s family would allowed him

  • Russian Ballet History

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    The Russian National Ballet was founded in 1989 by Sergei Radchenko, former star of the Bolshoi Ballet. Radchenko and his wife, who run the company together, decided to tour in smaller groups, to reach audiences in smaller cities around the globe and bring beautiful ballet to everyone. Founded when Russia was known as the USSR, the company was government owned, but allowed Sergei, an honored artist, to start and operate the company. Sergei and his wife, Elena found success with this company, and

  • ' The Sleeping Beauty: The Challenges Of Technically Demanding Roles?

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    In their Youtube video “The Sleeping Beauty: The Challenges of Technically Demanding Roles (The Royal Ballet),” the Royal Opera House introduces its audience to an incredibly proficient pair of ballet dancers; however, despite what the video’s title suggests, in their interviews, the dancers focus more on the artistry of their performances than the technical minutiae. Ballerina Sarah Lamb shares how her role represents both an artistic and technical challenge. I imagine that the artistic portion

  • 1. The title "Strictly Ballroom" gives us the idea & impression of very stern & rules in a very

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    1. The title "Strictly Ballroom" gives us the idea & impression of very stern & rules in a very rigid & strict environment with many expectations & restrictions. It also implies the concept of very orthodox textbook ballroom dancing which is very stiff & done exactly in a specific way which it's expected to be done. 2. Billy Elliot is set in north-eastern England during the 1984-1985 coal miners' strike, this is very important to acknowledge because it has a great impact on Billy & his circumstances

  • Persuasive Essay On Body Image

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    right now. Those involved in the art form and the public have argued whether ballet has pushed the ideal “ballet body” stereotype to such an extreme that the ballet community is full of insecure, depressed and eating disorder ridden girls. The ballet school environment has been called a weight-obsessed subculture and a breeding ground for eating disorders. Body image is a major issue for young ballet dancers with potentially life-damaging consequences because of the distorted idea of body image instilled

  • Analysis Of Stephen Daldry 's ' Billy Elliot '

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    activity like boxing is shown by the presence of Jackie at the training session, and his high expectations are shown in his dialogue. Billy’s father later recognises his son’s talent in ballet, and is ecstatic when Billy is allocated a spot in the Royal Ballet School. This euphoria is highlighted in the high key natural lighting that surrounds Jackie as he travels up the hill to express this new knowledge with his fellow peers. SUMMARY SENTENCE ABOUT BILLYS TRANSFORMATION IN HIS SOCIETY AND THE ACCEPTANCE

  • Reflective Essay On Technical Performance

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    Introduction In this essay I will analyse and contextualise the work of 3 key practitioners who are currently active and influential within the classical ballet industry. I will discuss and develop key qualities of my three chosen practitioners and identify the main objectives that have allowed them to achieve their current high status within the industry. I will also identify, analyse and contextualise the main performance qualities of the key practitioners work and analyse ways in which I can incorporate

  • Reflective Essay On Technical Performance

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    In this essay I will analyse and contextualise the work of 3 key practitioners who are currently active and influential within the classical ballet industry. I will discuss and develop key qualities of my three chosen practitioners and identify the main objectives that have allowed them to achieve their current high status within the industry. I will also identify, analyse and contextualise the main performance qualities of the key practitioners work and analyse ways in which I can incorporate these

  • Oscar Wilde Gender

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    Introduction For many, Oscar Wilde is seen as a prominent literary figure, known for his novel The Picture of Dorian Grey and plays such as The Importance of Being Earnest. However, Wilde’s literary contributions make up only a small fraction of his complex life. Wilde’s life consisted not just of artistry and literary genius but passion, scrutiny and scandal as well. The drama and passion of his narratives mirrored that of the life he lived; characters hid their true identities and struggled with

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