Research Papers on Dance

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  • Film Genre Known as 'The Musical'

    A 7 page analysis of this definitive film genre which considers its historical context, common themes, key directors along with some of their trademark films, examines what made these films popular, and examples of three important musical films. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • A History of Performance Art

    (10 pp.) Performance art is a confrontational art experience, whether one chooses to say that the art form begins in the sixteenth century with Comedia del Arte political street theater, or the recorded fistfight that broke out in the beginning of the twentieth century. Both forms were Italian, and both began with audience participation in the performance itself. Yet the form continues to make its own history today. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Ibo History

    A 4 page paper which examines the history of the Nigerian Ibo (Igbo) people. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Tango of Argentina's History and Development

    An 18 page paper which examines the history and development of Argentine Tango. Bibliography lists 20 sources.

  • Russian Ballet and Musical Development and the Impact of the Bolshevik Revolution

    An 8 page paper which examines how the government used these art forms to their advantage and why, how music and ballet was used as a form of propaganda and considers the influences of such artists as Igor Stravinsky, Sergei Prokofiev and Vaslav Nijinsky. Bibliography lists 15 sources.

  • The Tradition and Evolution of Indian Carnatic Music

    An 8 page exploration of this traditional form of Indian music. Emphasizes that while this musical style has been exposed to a number of cultural stressors, it has not only managed to survive but to encompass a number of other musical genres as well. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • Music Element Analysis of Aaron Copland’s Ballet Billy the Kid

    In four pages this paper presents a brief biographical consideration of Aaron Copland’s life and compositional contributions and then concentrates on an analysis of the music elements (such as melody, rhythm, meter, and texture) of his 1938 ballet, Billy the Kid. Four sources are listed in the bibliography.

  • Paul Taylor - Interpreting Works of Modern Dance

    This is a 3 page paper that provides an overview of the works of Paul Taylor. His works "Esplanade" and "Black Tuesday" are analyzed to show how the choreography of dance can convey a theme, in conjunction with music. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Choreographer Jerome Robbins

    This 5 page discussion considers Jerome Robbins premise, 'When you learn to move your body on a note of music, it's exciting. You have taken control of your body and, by learning to do that, you discover that you can take control of your life.' A Betomann Archive photo of Robbins teaching in West Side Story is included. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Orchestral, Opera, and Dance Versions of William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet

    This 4 page report discusses three different versions of Shakespeare’s classic “Romeo and Juliet.” Charles Gounod’s opera. Prokofiev’s ballet, and Tchaikovsky’s “Fantasy Overture on Romeo and Juliet” are compared in terms of their portrayal of two of the characters of the play. In this case, the couple chosen to be examined are also one of the most well-known literary couples in the world. No bibliography.

  • Overview of Line Dancing

    A 5 page paper on the general background of line dancing, its popularity and decline. The paper focuses on the benefits of line dancing as it relates to physical and mental health. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • Dancers and Variations in Attitudes

    This 5 page paper focuses on a study which suggests that dancers have prejudices against other genres in the dance world. The article looks at folk, competitive Ballroom, ballet, and modern dance. The paper provides a critical analysis of the article by authors Nieminen and Varstala. No additional sources cited.

 

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