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Diabolo the stage Dance

July 15th, 2010

Entrance II is about that a dream world where who lost love and friendship are recovered traveling and adventures. This dream world will motivate the audience to see the things through with there eyes of innocence and curiosity, and they would find a fantastic colorful world that is well beyond their imagination.

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diabolo-the-stage-dance

At midnight, in a little girl’s room, a flight of glowing stairs emerges, which is an entrance to the wonder world. This is a world full of inconceivable fun things and unrestrained energy. However, in this apparently happy paradise, the little girl, an explorer, discovers a “Multi-Eyed Monster” who is ugly and clumsy but has a kind of heart. Unfortunately, Monster is not welcomed in the middle of elf. The harder Monster tries to gain identification of elf, the more helpless he has becomes because he simply rubs them the wrong way. As an explorer, the naive little girl follows Monster and enters a world loaded with depression and darkness, where they both experience a journey of fear and lost, and finally help each other out.

Fortunately, “Blue Cat”, the most intelligent and powerful elf, guides the little girl as a protector angel and responses gently to a series of heart-broken messages that are expressed by “Multi-Eyed Monster” out of depression. At last, under the encouragement of “Blue Cat” and the loving care of the little girl, “Multi-Eyed Monster” becomes a member of the elf group.

The three main characters are in this fantasy journey; in fact, represent three human psychological elements are-curiosity, fear, and wisdom.

Through the story of getting better lost love and friendship an adventurous fantasy journey, the dancers hope to inspire the audience to re-examine their three elements to eventually to create a wonder world of their own.

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Salsa may help aged dance their method to improved health

July 15th, 2010

Illinois at Chicago University of researcher is conducting a pilot study to find out that if salsa dance can get better the health of aged Latinos who have a limited mobility and face elevated risks of disability. David Xavier Marquez, assistant professor of kinesiology and nutrition, has recruited 13 Latinos, and all 55 or older and who have done a little or no exercise the past year, into a 12-week dance class. Marquez will hopes that adopt this enjoyable physical activity, improving their health with along the way.

“It is a culturally suitable physical activity for Latinos.” Many grow up dancing at family gatherings and other celebrations and functions. But Marquez said that, many don’t have the opportunity to do it now.

While Marquez involved about 45 potential participants in his improve the health competition, his pilot study is limited to people who are relatively to an inactive and have limited mobility.

President and CEO of Humboldt Park-based Dance Academy of Salsa, Mr. Miguel Mendez, who has more than 18 years of teaching experienced in dance, suggested dances to use for the program, done twice a week in one-hour sessions.

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All dance sessions are take place at Villa Guadalupe Social Services.

The healthiest program is called BAILAMOS-Spanish for “we dance,” but also that an acronym for “Balance and Activity in Latinos, Addressing Mobility in Older adults only.”

All Participants were tested for ability, balance, strength, gait speed, endurance, and physical activity levels to dance.

Marquez will short the participants and their teacher when the pilot study ends to learn what the improvements can go into a larger, more comprehensive study he will hopes to get funding to conduct.

While Marquez’s study focused on mainly the elderly once to the fast-growing Latino population of urban Chicago, using dance as an exercise intervention among other elderly populations, regardless of ethnicity or region, may prove to be a way to better health.

He will also hope finally to study if dance can help prevent the diabetes, fatness and reduce the risk for heart disease.

“Dance works all over for health improvement. There is nothing specific to the biology or physiology of Latinos that would be making it only works for them,” said Marquez.

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Munna steps

July 1st, 2010

Guru Munna Shukla is a happy spirit given to saying, “I am sinking in my art, and loving it!” Retired some years are ago from Kathak Kendra, where he were dedicated much of his productive life to polishing performer s of the new generation, he have been busy to running the classes in East Delhi as well as at Bharatiya Kala Kendra. His approach to Kathak is loyally bound to the school that were he was born to his grandfather was the legendary Kathak maestro Achhan Maharaj, and guru is Pandit Birju Maharaj, the current doyen of the Lucknow gharana . Munnaji’s approach to choreography has always eluded stereotyping.

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How has your approach to dance changed with age?

Now a day’s spiritual and devotional themes are attract me. Bhagwan, Ishwar and Paramatma these are not synonyms, but that it totally different in my opinion. I am also thinking a lot of about the nature. From my childhood, as I didn’t get a chance to study I engrossed myself in the theory, literature and philosophy of Dance, and this have influenced my dance and teaching.

How has this translated into your choreographic work?

Now a years I am a less attracted towards the ‘dhoom dharaka’ of fast, amazing footwork, etc. Certainly, I still do present it, but I was enjoying choreographing on the theme of nature. Even when I am working on some rhythmic element, such as a Tura, I like to introduce a nature that are related logic into it say, storm clouds gathering, etc.

How do you see the relationship between music and choreography?

It is an inextricable and slight relationship with us. Sometimes I feel that music should not even be very noisy. I like the dance to show up in my relief against the music. If the music is simple, the dance can be complicated.

Also, sometimes I difference the rhythms. For example if the music is playing a rhythm of four, the dance might be set to a pattern of three. I find these are more interesting than setting the dance exactly according to the music.

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Salsa Dance – The game of Exotic Dancing

July 1st, 2010

Salsa dance is the highly energetic dance with sensation of sweeping the globe. Dancers have to be extremely actually fit and that need to display high levels of athletic agility. Due to its fun and rhythmic nature, salsa dancing has been slowly started to become very accepted all over the world. From America to India, young people are going the crazy learning and practicing this very interesting dance form.

Salsa Dance

Salsa Dance

Salsa was born in Cuba and it has many years ago. It was basically a mixture of many dances that were brought in by the migrants to Cuba which are mixed very well with the traditional Son dance of Cuba and something unique and innovative was born. The name Salsa means pulp but it is meant to denote the mixture of so many dances in the final products. It can also refer to the hot nature of the dance which is pretty sexual in some of the moves the dancers perform.

There are numerous versions of the dance with names like Casino, Miami Style Casino, Rueda de Casino and Cali Salsa. Even although the dancing styles have been changed, the original dance is still practiced and is a very amusing and exciting dance to do. Social dancing, under which the salsa falls, has many health benefits from matching muscles, to reducing the stress levels in a person to helping a person lose weight as well. It is said that the salsa dancing actually burns 420 calories an hour, which is also almost the same as cycling for an hour.

If more people took part in an athletic dance routine like salsa or even went to their local club and the danced for a few hours they are would feel a lot healthier for it. Maybe they should not wash away all the hard work they are just did by drinking gallons of beer.

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