Essays and Research Papers on Dance

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7 pages in length. Voted one of the most influential choreographers of the twentieth century, George Balanchine was indeed one of the most important men in the early history of ballet. This paper describes his biography and what his contributions were to the field of ballet. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

A 5 page paper which examines Kirkland’s distinctive style and her innovative contributions to American Ballet. A brief biography is supplied; important influences during childhood and adulthood are considered; as well as a discussion of dance philosophy, i.e., what dance means to her; what she attempts to convey and accomplish through her dance; a discussion ...

A 3 page review of Linda Belans' nine-part series 'The American Dance Festival: Where It Is and Where It's Going' in the online dance journal Talk About Dance. It covers the various problems encountered by a modern dance company, and concludes with an analysis of how these problems are common to all arts organizations today. ...

In nine pages a discussion of the choreographer and an analysis of his interpretation of William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet are presented. Five sources are listed in the bibliography.

8 pages comparing two legendary dancers : Fred Astaire & Gene Kelly. Various elements of style are discussed. Bibliography lists 6 sources (also good for film study).

A 23 page paper which discusses how the field of dance has been enhanced through the emergence of the Internet. Through the Internet people can more easily access events, information about dancers and dances, easily purchase tickets, and find out almost anything they wish to know, as it is related to dance. They can even view Internet dance, which ...

Dance as Communication

  • 5 page paper

A 5 page research paper that presents an argument that dance can be understood as a form of communication. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

A 4 page paper that looks at the influence of Carmen Amaya in the history of flamenco dance. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

An 7 page paper which discusses various aspects of the African American culture as it involves music and community. "Spectacular Vernaculars" by Russell A. Potter is utilized in terms of addressing the hip hop and rap community. In addition, Marlon Rigg's documentary style productions, "Ethnic Notions" and "Black is...Black aint" are discussed as they relate to Rigg's work. The second ...

Modern Dance

  • 7 page paper

A 7 page research paper that provides a brief history of modern dance in the US. Beginning with Isadora Duncan and continuing through Alvin Ailey, the writer discusses the contributions of notable choreographers, which includes Ruth St. Denis, Katherine Duncan, Charles, Weidman, Doris Humphrey, Lester Horton, Martha Graham and others. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

A 7 page research paper that focuses on the careers of these two dance innovators. The writer discusses both choreographers within the context of the overall history of modern dance, as well as the influential factors in their lives. Bibliography lists 11 sources.

Alexander Technique

  • 6 page paper

A 6 page research paper that explains what the Alexander Technique is, its history, and how it has evolved. The writer explains that this is a system for "reeducating" individuals concerning body habits, pertaining to movement, that interfere with optimal health. Bibliography lists 3 sources.


  • 6 page paper

A 6 page paper which provides a history and overview of ballet. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

This 5-page paper focuses on the Gus Giordano Jazz Dance Chicago, one of the premier dance companies nationally and internationally. The paper discusses the company's history, as well as some techniques taught at the studio.

A 3 page review of some of the primary cultural developments that occurred during the 1920s and 1930s. The author maintains that many of these developments came about as a result of the experiences of those that served in Europe during World War I. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

Line Dancing

  • 5 page paper

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.

A 3 page paper on journalist Linda Belans' article 'Honoring Meredith Monk's Choreography at the American Dance Festival', which was featured in Talk About Dance, an online dance journal. The paper shows how the exclusion of talented but avant-garde performers from inclusion in performing arts subscription series diminishes the richness of the audience experience. No ...

Modern Dance

  • 5 page paper

Three fictitious dance companies are created in this 5 page paper. All three New York City based companies participate in a thematic series which represents abundance. These companies are created utilizing techniques from historic modern dance figures such as Martha Graham, Isadora Duncan and Merce Cunningham. Costume and set design are discussed.

A 10 page paper which outlines the importance of the modern dancer Isadora Duncan to the Progressive Movement at the turn of the Twentieth Century. Reveals that while her artistic style was one which was sometimes criticized by Progressives, it was one which was inspired by cultural disparity and one which affected a certain ...

The Broadway production, West Side Story, by composer Leonard Bernstein, lyricist Stephen Sondheim and choreographer Jerome Robbins premiered in 1957. This 12 page narrative paper examines the musical with an emphasis on the choreography. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

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 ...

This five page paper explores ways to develop a passion for teaching the art of dance. Bibliography lists fives sources.

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.

Russes Ballet

  • 14 page paper

A 14 page paper which discusses how the Russes Ballet influenced the society of the times. During the first decade of the 1900s fashion for women was incredibly conservative, leaving almost nothing on the human body showing. With the Russes Ballet came very risqué costumes that flowed with the body, and costumes that often revealed a great deal of ...

This 6 page paper considers the impact of Bill 'Bojangles' Robinson and the influence that he had in breaking down social and economic barriers and creating a new, larger public forum for the vernacular dance. This paper considers his role, his perceptions and the views of others regarding his influence. Bibliography lists 4 ...

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