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Arts Survey Presentation

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Morgan Wilemon

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Arts Survey Presentation
Unit 1
unit 3
unit 4
Unit 5
Morgan Wilemon
Billie Holiday
Date of birth: April 7, 1915
Date of death: July 17, 1959
Personal life: Born to Sarah Julia Fagan, and Clarence Holiday. Father left her at a young age and was never involved with her until her first success. Her mother wasn't around much in her childhood. She was raped at the age of 12, and was a prostitute at the age of 13, and sent to prison at the age of 14. She then started singing at night clubs, and getting recognized.
Strange Fruit
First wrote as "Bitter Fruit"
Meeropol gave the song to Billie Holiday.
Protest song in the Civil Rights era.
Rose to number 16 on the charts in July 1939.
Pearl Primus
African American dancer and choreographer, born in Trinidad, raised in New York, and died in 1994. Choreographed Strange Fruit dance that first premiered at the 92nd Street YMHA in New York on February 14, 1943.
Bill Traylor
Unit 6
Unit 7
Born in Benton, Alabama in 1856. Was a slave until 1938, then he worked in a shoe factory until he couldn't anymore because of sickness. Between 1939-1942 he created about 1500 drawings.
Figures, Construction (1940-42)
Shows many of the experiences that Bill Traylor went through. Many of the lines are made by straight edged objects like rulers or blocks.
"The Actor"
Dramaturge and Designers
1: Body- Three tools of an actor: The actor must be able to embody the character - to create a physical presence that is consistent and believable.
2: Mind- An actor must be able to understand people and how they respond to different stimuli, both physical and emotional.
3: Voice- Actors must have control over their bodies and voices as the instruments through which they express the emotions of the characters.
The designer, is to create sets, costumes, lights, sound, and hair and makeup.
The designer worries about the place, time, theme, historical period, style and story of a play.
The Dramaturge searchs for knowledge,
to find facts or truth about dramatic literature,
and to serve as scholar-in-residence who selects play texts, advises directors and actors, and educates audiences by developing lectures, program notes, and any other research that is needed for the production.
Alive From Palestine.
Theatre Review
King Lear
"Double, double, toil and trouble, fire burn and cauldron bubble."
"To be or not to be."
Elements of Art
Principles of Design
1. Line
2. Shape
3. Form
4. Texture
7. Value
Mediums- material applied in creating work of art.
Composition- the organization of the elements of art and principles of design in creating a work of art.
Romare Bearden is at master of collage.
"Poseiden The Sea God - Enemy of Odysseus", and "New Orleans: Ragging Home".
Dynamics, Melody, Rhythm, and Pattern
Sonata Allegro
Dynamics- varying degrees of loud and soft sounds.
Melody- linear to the linear or horizontal aspect of music
Notes indicate pitch and duration.
Rests are symbols that indicate silence or pause in music.
Rhythm- organization of long and short sounds in time.
Tempo- another term that refers to time in music/ rate of speed.
Baptized on December 17th 1770 at Bonn. Had an alcoholic dad, 6 siblings, only 3 boys survived. On March 26, 1778, at the age of 7, he gave his first public performance. At the age of 12, he published his first work. He died March 26, 1827.
optional slow introduction
1st Theme or theme group
tonic key with expansion
2nd theme or theme group
harmonically unstable
build tension through modulations
frequent modulations to foreign keys
fragmentation of themes into motives, manipulated by sequence, melodic potential explored, often inverted, etc.
transition returns to Tonic key
1st Theme or theme group returns
Tonic key with expansion
2nd Theme or theme group returns
now in Tonic key with expansion
Coda - cadences in Tonic key
Observing Choreography
Swan Lake
"all of this has happened before..."
Showcases students from Alabama high schools in Montgomery. Was premiered at the Davis Theatre for the Performing Arts in Montgomery on March 5, 2010.
Produced in 1877 by the Bolshoi Ballet in Moscow. Interprets a story about the "doomed romance" between Odette, a swan queen, and Prince Siegfried.
Tin Man
Dyann Robinson
Charlie Lucas is Alabama's Tin Man he was born in 1951, he had 13 siblings, and he learned the meaning of working from his father and grandfather, and invented his version of "basket weaving."
Two Adjectives
Three Verbs, plus
Four-Word phrase
Morgan’s Cinquain
Athletic, Playful
Running, Stealing, Sliding
Stealing bases in softball
Dyann Robinson was a professional dancer, that grew up in Tuskegee, Alabama. African-American that grew up during segregation, she was not just a dancer she was also an actress.
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