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  • Ballet : King Louis XIV And The 17th Century Dance

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    Ballet was a dance originated in the 15th century. Noblemen and women were treated to special events, where dancing and music created a great show for the audience. The 17th century dance had a huge role of significance both socially and politically. The French court under Louis XIV became the new model of sophisticated and polite behavior. King Louis XIV used dance as a political tool to make certain of his kingship. King Louis XIV was a passionate dancer and had a tremendous amount of impacts on

  • Black Theaters

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    vaudeville which allowed them to hone their craft. One of the earliest jazz musicians and orchestrators, James Reese Europe, was an early advocate for equality through acceptance of virtuosity in music endeavours. His orchestra backed up Vernon and Irene Castle who are known for the fox trot and their role in the social revolution through dance (D. 167-169). Another performer, Jelly Roll Morton, the self-proclaimed inventor of jazz, once graced the vaudeville stage as a comedic pianist (Devaux 48)

  • Essay on Lindy Hop and World Dance Pg

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    DNCE131: Exam 1 Study Guide FALL 2013: Professor Flickinger 1. Copeland and Cohen. “What is Dance?” pg 1 -Understand the three basic art theories being discussed -Aristotle is responsible for what part of Western Storytelling/Narrative -Focus on the arguments of Martin, Levinson, Goodman, & Sparshott 2. Sklar. “Five Premises for a Culturally Sensitive Approach to Dance” pg 30 -Understand the five premises and their importance to discussing dance cross culturally -Be able to define Empathic

  • Great Depression's Influence on American Vernacular Dance

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    How did the Great Depression influence the evolution of American vernacular dance? In the Great Depression, the American dream had become a nightmare. What was once the land of opportunity was now the land of desperation. The Great Depression was an economic slump in North America, Europe, and other industrialized areas of the world that began in 1929 and lasted until about 1939. It was the longest and most severe depression ever experienced by the industrialized Western world. Nevertheless, it

  • Impact Of The King Of Jazz

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    INTRODUCTION The term "King of Jazz" was widely use at Jazz Age. 1920s, James Reese Europe and Paul Whiteman have been labelled as King of Jazz by mass media as they had done something very significant in jazz history. This term, King of Jazz, also allowed them being recognised and discussed a lot by public at that time, their music also being concerned and heard by a lot of people. Although most of the society agreed on them, criticisms still occurred. Those criticisms came from black musicians

  • Dance 101 Study Guide 2 Essay

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    1 Lesson 2 Study Guide Broadway The American Musical: At the start of the 20th century, the popular vaudeville shows that crossed the nation became the training ground and inspiration for the birth of the American musical. As the primary location for the professionalization of American performance art, understanding the complicated negotiation of gendered and racial identities on the Broadway stage provides important background to the development of an American identity in concert dance through