The earliest May Day celebrations appeared in pre-Christian times, with the festival of Flora, the Roman goddess of flowers, and the Walpurgis Night celebrations of the Germanic countries. It is also associated with the Gaelic Beltane. Many pagan celebrations were abandoned or Christianized during...
Dancing at Lughnasa is a 1990 play by dramatist Brian Friel set in Ireland's County Donegal in August 1936 in the fictional town of Ballybeg. It is a memory play told from the point of view of the adult Michael Evans, the narrator. He recounts the summer in his aunts' cottage when he was seven years...
condition affecting a group of people, that is characterized by irrational behaviors or beliefs, or unexplainable causes of illness. For example, The dancing plague of 1518, The mass hysteria in Brunei, and The Salem Witch trials are outbreaks of mass hysteria. Each of these historical examples have had...
Dia de los Muertos or Day of the Dead is a celebration of life rather then death throughout the Hispanic community. On November first and second, All Saints day and All Souls day, Hispanics gather to celebrate in their own customs and intrigues according to their specific cultural region. However different...
typically marks that thing as important to the author and reader. It reflects the message of the piece as a whole. In Tom Whitecloud’s Blue Winds Dancing, the word in particular is “home.” It represents more than where he grew up; more than just a birthplace. “Home” means family. It means friends, love...
have instead the days
When the gold sun shines on the lush green canefields-
The days when the rain beats like bullet on the roofs
And there is no sound but thee swish of water in the gullies
And trees struggling in the high Jamaica winds.
Also there are the days when leaves fade...
and though your mind is a retired dancer with two left
your spirit is a 22 year old woman,
with legs that could wrap Christmas presents for days
hips that could make God want a lap dance.
Every chorus a question I ask like:
“Abuela, how did you feel when it was illegal to wave
resource not only for the
community, but to seniors in general. Most seniors are confined all
day to the same building and same routine. This will get them out
of that routine and break up their day. It will allow them to
socialize with their peer group and interact with and make new
Worksheet Chapter 8 Name __________________________
THE TWELVE DAYS OF CHRISTMAS
On the first day of Christmas, my true love gave to me: A Partridge in a Pear Tree.
If the probability of getting a partridge...
what we hope they play. We stop at Hardees about halfway there and get a burger. Once we finish, we decide eating fast food for our first meal of the day wasn’t a good idea because neither of us feel too well. Luckily, it’s still a couple hours of sitting in the car so hopefully by the time we get to the...
experienced dancer who competes in competitions, stood before the audience with the confidence that I had lacked. It was because of him that I had started dancing and it was him who informed me about the competition.
Unlike most competitions that take place within local cities, Hip Hop International annually...
had a distinct tradition, and which in their language they called”Mee-ne-ro-Jca-hd-sha" (the settling down of the waters).
2nd. For the purpose of dancing what they called " Bel-lohk-napick (the bull-dance), to the strict performance of which they attributed the coming of buffalos to supply them with...
On her wedding day, the bride wears a white gown and veil. The white gown represents purity. Since ancient Roman times, the veil is worn to hide the bride’s face from evil and jealous spirits. The veil is torn for good luck. The bride avoids wearing gold jewelry on her wedding day before she dons her...
away to Sydney, where they get jobs, meet men, and have the time of their
lives. "When I was living in Porpoise Spit I used to sit in my room all day and listen
to Abba songs," Muriel says. "Since I've come to Sydney, I haven't listened to Abba at
Muriel's Wedding uses the songs of the...
Food Intake 1 Day
July 13, 2011
The science of nutrition goes beyond eating to survive. Nutrition is life, without a good and healthy eating habits people can develop diseases which will result in high medical bills, pain and suffering and even death...
decided to take up dancing as a hobby. As I watched these different dance sessions I remembered the first time I tried to move to the music, followed by the fact I needed to have rhythm, or maybe even a very popular controversial topic like Inappropriate dancing Vs Appropriate dancing. Either way you...
thoughts can then change. For example: as a behaviorist studies show and this stuff is self intuitive that if you force people to smile ten times a day in front of a mirror, they automatically start to feel happier. See my article on Unity in facebook for more info.
Emotional healing through Dance...
The differences between Valentine's Day in Mexico and Japan
Many people may not know that some countries celebrate Valentine's Day while also in some countries women give men gift !Valentine's day is one of the most popular holidays in some countries. People often celebrate the holiday...
Dancing for Him
It was Sunday morning and I was in the church restroom stretching. Some may ask, “why stretch at church,” well, because I am a dancer, no an artist. My body is the brush, movement is the paint, space is the canvas, and He, Christ alone, is my inspiration. With God as my inspiration...
story” and she is my Grandma.
My Grandma was born in Ireland into a poor family with twelve brothers and sisters. Her one hobby growing up was Irish dancing but could not afford the classes. Instead she would sit in the back of the gymnasium and watch intensively, until she knew all the dances like the...
Training Day Film Critique
May 19th 2013
Training Day Film Critique
Have you ever wondered what it was like behind the scenes while watching one of your favorite movies of all time? Well, there is a lot that goes on behind the scenes that some individuals...
According to Buddhism, on this day, spirits of the dead come to the living world to enjoy offerings. Most families hold worshiping rites for ancestors. Upon the end of the rite, votive papers are burnt for spirits of the dead. July Full-Moon Festival is also the dead pardoning day or worshiping the souls of...
Film by Nicholas Hytner, 1996
Who'd have thought that dancing in the woods could cause so much chaos in a small town? All because of anger, jealousy & a fatal attraction. This is precisely what happens in the...
age of 11, Michael’s mother enrolled him in Irish dance classes, and at age 17 he brought home to the U.S., for the first time, the All World Irish Dancing Champion, and All Ireland Flute Champion (n.d., Part 1, para. 4). Once out of high school, Michael opened an Irish dance studio, where 300 people...
Ninth Grade Literature
18 January 2013
Columbus Day is celebrated on October 12 each year in the United States. Columbus Day is the celebration of honoring Christopher Columbus for discovering the Americas (Ruggiero).
Columbus Day originated when Americans wanted their nation to be...
Emperor Penguins who cannot sing are doomed to be alone because they cannot sing
their heartsong to attract a mate.
o What makes Mumble happy is dancing- that is when he feels free and truly himself.
o Does not do well at school because he cannot sing and imagines what the world far
beyond the ice...
Why I choose Washington & Lee and what I will contribute to the W&L community.
My timetable for a normal day in the W&L campus:
7 a.m: Get up. Take a deep breath. Open the window to enjoy the beautiful glow of Lexington’s dawn.
7.30 a.m: Go to the gym. Work out. Then take a shower.
runs throughout much of his writing.
After the death of his grandfather in 1915, Kawabata moved into a junior high dormitory (comparable to a modern day high school). He graduated from the school in 1917 and got into the Dai-ichi Koto-gakko' (Number One High School) in the same year. He finished high...
Packed parking lot
• Long lines out side
• Funny bouncers/ security
• A lot of socializing
• Perfume and cologne filling the air
• Loud music/Dancing
• Flashing lights
• A lot of people filled the dance floor
• D.J. yelling
• People laughing
• Sweet drinks being served
• Hugging friends
Israeli Folk Dance
March 9, 2012
Israeli Folk Dance
Israeli folk dancing has been around for many years since Israel as a country was established in 1948. Originally Israeli folk dance was created to mix new culture with the old land, by combining...
Veteran Centric Veterans Day Parade
Saturday, November 10, 2012
General Parade Information
1. The parade line-up will begin at 8:00am on the Fairgrounds
2. The parade application deadline is Friday, October 27, 2012.
3. All applications must be submitted via the committee...
Days of Heaven is about a young couple, Bill and Abby, and a young girl Linda, living at the beginning of the twentieth century. Wanting to escape the poverty and hard labor of the city, they travel south, to find employment on a farm in the Texas Panhandle. When the harvest is over, the rich farmer...
HOLIDAYS AND CUSTOMS
People in every culture celebrate holidays. Although the word "holiday" literally means "holy day," most American holidays are not religious, but commemorative in nature and origin. Because the nation is blessed with rich ethnic heritage it is possible to trace...
for the mass being held in her honor. She enters the church along with her Chambelán(partner), and the court that accompanies her throughout the whole day. At the church the quinceañera receives a tiara, bracelet, ring, cross or necklace, and a bible with a rosary. These items are brought in along with...
Spring Festival is a traditional festival of Chinese people. It is on the first day of lunar January, namely the first day of New year. Thus, Chinese think Spring festival is very important. The purpose of this essay is to compare and contrast the ways people in my hometown and...
buried with a giant chain around her grave. On May 25, 1904 the whole town was engulfed in flames. Everything was destroyed in this blaze. The next day, some citizens went to her grave and to their horror the chain had been broken. Another legend was one about Casey Jones, a famous train engineer who...
plays an over worked lawyer who feels that there is something missing in his life. One day he was heading home and he saw a beautiful dance instructor, and decides to take dance lessons. Unlike ballet, ballroom dancing requires a partner. It is performed to modern music such as jazz, swing and Latin music...
Break Dancing Break Dancing, also known as “breaking”, is a creative street dance that originated in the South Bronx during the early 1970s. It is an improvised mix of movements influenced by dance, martial arts, and gymnastics. I believe it can be described as an abstract dance. Break dancing seems...
speak Irish, I would be considered an outsider here’ (Brian Friel). Compare and contrast the presentation of an outside threat to the communities in Dancing at Lughnasa and The Weir.
‘Even if I did speak Irish, I would be considered an outsider here.’ This quotation highlights the delicate positioning...
wheh he was young doing all these kind of structures made of wood as well as the grandfather who used to has a hardware store where Gehry spent many days experimenting with the steal pieces and another materials that inspired himself to create great structures on the future.
In 1947 he moved...
Siegfried learns that the swan maiden is the princess Odette. An evil sorcerer, von Rothbart, captured her and used his magic to turn Odette into a swan by day and woman by night. Entourages of other captured swan-maidens attend Odette in the environs of Swan Lake, which was formed by the tears of her parents...
The Power of Words
Playing Game and dancing with rhythm
How the words are feel part in our dally life? How much power has in words? What is the value created by words? Like this kind too many questions can create, if we will take words with serious thinking and using. The words are feeling part in...
dancers’ face that says they love what they are doing? Either way I absolutely love to dance. It brings such joy to so many people, both the person dancing and the people watching.
Some people may disagree and say “dance is not a sport!” But I say it is. Sports require pushing your physical body to...
highlighted in the first scenes when viewers are introduced, through the mocumentary, to the flamboyancy of characters from the world of ballroom dancing such as Liz in her trademark gaudy canary colored outfits, and Shirley Hasting in her pink ball gowns that are matched to her ornate fuchsia eye shadow...
want to share with you just a little of the history of some of the traditions that go in hand with this much celebrated holiday. From how St Patrick's Day originated, to the huge parades and even the tradition of wearing O' the green.
The holiday itself is celebrated on March 17th, the anniversary of...
are not being influenced by the violent games, parents should support their children’s interest. For instance, if they like dancing, their parents could send them to a dancing class to fill their time and at the same time enhancing their skills. Moreover, if they really like to play games, encourage...
Who Doesn’t Like to Watch Half Naked Girls Dancing?
Human trafficking in the world is a major issue. Human trafficking is to be lied to and or taken against your will, bought, sold and then transported into slavery. There are many reasons for human trafficking such as sexual exploitation, sacrificial...
The Sunny Beach Day
A descriptive essay based on something or somewhere that we have memories of could be a tough one! I have a few places that I could think of.
It makes me think of the good old days at North Beach down around Hampton, NH. My family has had a beach house there since my mom was...
best known for playing the roles of the tough guys and the romantic leading man. Some of the famous films that he has played a role in are, Dirty Dancing, Ghost, and the T.V. mini-series North and South.
The Swayze family was a Roman Catholic family, his father Jesse Wayne Swayze worked as an engineering...
sharing love with welcoming flowers, thirst quenching colorful butterflies dancing in the mid air with their aerobatic skills, unavoidable desire to capture these scenery in its small brain, fishes enthusiastically thrusting up and dancing. Irresistible glory of love, forcing even, the distant sun to shower...
Whether you are in the sky above Las Vegas or on the Strip, you can always watch the enormous fountains performing elegant musical acrobats. These springs are truly a masterpiece of artistic production...
and Pleasure, 4 barely clothed women, dancing in the foreground, intertwined by linking hands to form a circle. To the right, in the foreground, we see Father time playing the lyre and a child smiling at an hourglass in hand. Directly to the left of the four dancing women, another child is seen comfortably...
that baseball is considered America’s national past time. In fact, for many people baseball has always been an enormous part of everyday life. Every day we are draped in unique clothing to partake in such sport. This time period all together was a fashion revolution to say the least. Females were getting...
the family was living, Josephine Baker ran away a few years later at age thirteen and began dancing in vaudeville and on Broadway. In 1925, Josephine Baker went to Paris where her comic ability and jazz dancing drew attention of the director of the Folies Bergère.
Virtually an instant hit, Josephine...
Descriptive Essay: Day at the beach
As the orange hue cast over the gentle sea, the waves sing out a sweet and soothing lullaby – that describes the weather for the day. That of gentle and rhythmic motion or that of crashing into a turbulent motion, as the tide edges forward or the edges retreat...
Have you ever considered dancing for being in shape? Dance is a great way for people of all ages to get and stay in shape. Besides being fun, dancing has many positive health benefits like flexibility, strength, endurance, and sense of well-being. For many people it is difficult to decide...
Literature & Composition
Poetry Essay 1st Draft
December 3, 2012
The theme of William Shakespeare sonnet # 18 “Shall I Compare Thee to a summer’s day” is eternal love. Shakespeare compares his lover to summer, the most beautiful season of the year. However summer beauty cannot exist all year long but...
Therefore, the poet is trying to convey the message that if human being took time to refresh by taking a walk and enjoy simple things like daffodils dancing in the breeze, we would have a leisurely mental status and a good quality of life. Also, in his eyes, nature can not only refresh oneself and fill...
experience the nuances of cinematic art, rather than just talk about what they like or how a film ends. Several examples of films, such as Juno, (500) Days of Summer, and Singing in the Rain can illustrate how it is useful to use formal film analysis, rather than a mainstream critical approach, to understand...
with almost only white-skinned people. I never noticed a difference in the way people of other skin colours were treated. One day, though, I coloured my skin brown for a day. It was then I realised that even in a country like Denmark, people of other skin colours are treated different.
In this text...