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Transcript: 1 2 p b Y g X J Anything Goes (2011) “Anything Goes” Choreographer: Kathleen Marshall Performers: Sutton Foster and Company My Favorite Broadway Show I The Buzz About the Show The image from before is from a recent Broadway revival that has been turning many heads since it opened last year in April. Since today’s New Year’s Day, I encourage you to make a resolution to treat yourself to the show. Sutton Foster is seen playing Reno Sweeny, a “goofy and sexy, shrugging insouciant and rigorously polished” (Brantley, 2011) evangelist/night club singer who is aboard the S.S. American. The story is built around her quest to help her friend Billy Crocker win the heart of Hope Harcourt, who is engaged to the wealthy Lord Evelyn Oakleigh (Broadway, 2011) However, if the story isn’t enticing enough, perhaps the mostly positive reviews from critics and casual watchers alike will be enough to motivate you (Broadway World, 2011) The show was nominated for several awards and it even won some significant awards such as the “2011 Best Revival of a Musical” Tony Award and “2011 Outstanding Revival of a Musical” Drama Desk Award (Internet Broadway Database, n.d.) All in all, the show is guaranteed to be worth your time and the price as you are definitely in for a “giddy, goofy and googly experience” (Sheward, 2011) H About this Dance The dance I analyzed was “Anything Goes”. Sequentially, it occurs just at the end of Act I and it serves as a crucial outlet in the storyline to express everyone’s sentiment at that moment. Around the time of this dance, Billy, who is trying to win Hope’s heart, disguises himself in several ways to be secretly close to Hope. However, just around the time of the dance, Billy is recognized by one of the members aboard the ship. Pridefully, Billy reveals his true identity and since he is a celebrity, everyone is thrilled to have him aboard. Hope, his love, on the other hand, thinks Billy assumed one disguises too many (Brown, n.d.) Reno Sweeny, through this dance number, summarizes everyone’s feeling after this discovery by emphasizing that truly, anything goes, even a celebrity assuming several identities to win his love. Energetic and vibrant would be the two perfect words to describe not only the performance itself but also how the dance makes you feel after watching it. Sutton Foster’s expressions, voice, and excitement were essential to the performance’s influence. The fruition of the cast’s dedication and arduous work was evident in their seamless and perfectly in-sync steps. The most innovative part was probably the integration of taps with independent and loose upper body movements. It kept the attention of the audience and provided a refreshing experience by not restricting the performance to a designated and static spot. Moreover, the choreography utilized the entire stage to incorporate effective and sometimes quirky dance moves into the performance, giving the performers and choreographer room to express freely. The set and the costume choice were great because it is reminiscent of a performance that one might see on a cruise ship. Finally, the music (particularly the lyrics) was also a nice icing on the already delicious cake. Its upbeat and fast moving pace paired perfectly with the energetic dance of the performers. G Role of the Dance in the Show I think the dance was included in the show to make a concept or thought visual and concrete. Specifically, the concept is the title of the song, anything goes. This carefree and accepting attitude is visually evident throughout the dance number in various forms. The primary evidence of this shows up in the form of various loose body movements of the performers. The lack of rigidity in their movement highlights the attitude that adherence to what would be considered normal is not necessary and that freedom in posture can also be seen as a new normal. This concept is also highlighted through the seemingly quirky steps of the performers, from rapid and sudden arm stretching to tapping their feet by simulating a running motion to brief pauses in bizarre poses. The idea that any dance step goes, so long as it integrates into the overall character and emotion of the dance number is exemplified through these quirky steps and poses. The overall happiness of the performers, the energy in their dance steps and the upbeat tempo also serves to highlight the concept that anything can be normal and acceptable so long as you welcome it with an open-mind and pure joy. The constant wave-like motions at various parts of the dance number that were used as transitions, cemented the idea of to just not worry too much about logic and rationale and to trust and accept certain things around you F Detailed Analysis and Evidence of Dance Influences Tap dancing – The crux of the performance’s success was the tap dance. It started around 0:56 and then continued for most of the rest of performance. The most common element of using the hard sole of a shoe to tap the floor

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Transcript: 14th Week Consulting interns can be expensive Time and Money Personal Experience Preliminary Design Stage NFPA 101 and NFPA 13 New and Existing Education, Business, and Mercantile Definition of Project This app would be used to provide interns and recent graduates with an outline of guidelines for how to design and review designs of specific occupancies. With the given time frame, I will be writing the information that will go into the app Begin parametric study: Speak with my mentor and Jason to understand more about what critical variables I could concentrate on for this app. Choose those parameters and begin my study Gather information from NFPA 101 and NFPA 13 for new and existing education, business, and mercantile occupancies. By: Breanne Thompson Next Steps (Continued) Finish preparing for Draft of Analysis Pull together and discuss results of project Draw my conclusions and state future work needed Turn in Final Paper! 10th and 11th Week Turn in my parametric study Begin draft of analysis Map out the process of the app for the key elements 15th Week References Next Steps 7th Week Prepare for Final Presentation Summarize my draft of analysis into presentation Work on how to incorporate a live demonstration for my presentation App Development Background Information 8th-9th Week Continuous Process Objective-C for Apple products Java for Android products 6 months of studying Places to Learn: Codecademy, iOS Dev Center, Android Developers Training Hire App Developer will cost thousands Prepare Final Paper Dive into Shark Tank! 1. 2. 6th Week Background Presentation 12th-13th Week

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Transcript: Real action and accountability Amnesty International Non-state actors/ Rebel Groups?? ...and what about men?? ignoring male rape victims? would rape exist without a man? Weapons of War: Rape UN as an Arena - NGO's - Discussion and dialogue Arena Instrument Actor Critical Thinking Weapons of War: Rape UN as an instrument UNSC Resolution 1820 (2008) UN as an Actor - UN Action Against Sexual Violence in Conflict Weapons of War: Rape Problems with 1820 "Roles and Functions of International Organizations" "Sexual violence, when used as a tactic of war in order to deliberately target civilians or as a part of a widespread or systematic attack against civilian populations, can significantly exacerbate situations of armed conflict and may impede the restoration of international peace and security… effective steps to prevent and respond to such acts of sexual violence can significantly contribute to the maintenance of international peace and security" (UNSC Resolution 1820, p. 2)" Background Presentation- Kristin Mann Weapons of War: Rape Brief Insight - used to manipulate social control - destabilize communities - weaken ethnic groups and identities Examples: - Sudanese Militia - Rwanda Genocide - DRC Critical Thinking Critical Thinking Increased Data Collection by international organizations - determine humanitarian responses - ensures justice and reparation - provides recognition and dignity

Broadway Musical Presentation

Transcript: Carousel The Musical Covered By: Ashton S. Collins Richard Charles Rodgers was born June 28, 1902 and died December 30, 1979. He was an american composer and composed more than 900 songs for 43 of his musicals including Carousel. Richard Charles Rodgers lyricist were Lorenz Hart and Oscar Hammerstein II. Lorenz Hart was born in 1895 and died in 1943. Lorenz hart was an American songwriter. Oscar Hammerstein II was born on July 12, 1895 and died on August 23, 1960. Oscar Hammerstein II was an American librettist, theatrical producer, and a theater director of musicals for almost forty years. Richard Charles Rodgers was important because “Without him, the Broadway musical as we know it would have been something else entirely; his work forever changed its course. It’s a body of work that is astounding for its greatness and lasting power and also for the sheer volume of it, an output unrivaled by any other Broadway composer: some 40 Broadway musicals (26 with Hart and nine with Hammerstein), one Broadway play, three London musicals (all with Hart), 10 original movie musicals (nine with Hart, one with Hammerstein), two television musicals, the scores for two television documentaries, a ballet, and one nightclub revue. His shows have been performed more than 30,000 times, and it’s said that somewhere in the world the sound of his music is heard on stage every night of the year.” Carousel the musical originated on Broadway on April 19, 1945, at Majestic theater. They then played at 1947 U.S. tour, 1949 Broadway revival,1950 West End 1954, 1957 City Center revivals,1965 Lincoln Center revival,1992 West End revival, 1994 Broadway revival, 1996 U.S. tour, it ended in 2008 at the West End revival. It also initially performed 890 times. It opened at Majestic theater on Broadway and closed on Broadway May 24, 1947 at Majestic theater. Song List: Act I "The Carousel Waltz" – Orchestra "You're a Queer One, Julie Jordan" – Carrie Pipperidge and Julie Jordan "(When I Marry) Mister Snow" – Carrie "If I Loved You" – Billy Bigelow and Julie "June Is Bustin' Out All Over" – Nettie Fowler and Chorus "(When I Marry) Mister Snow" (reprise) – Carrie, Enoch Snow and Female Chorus "When the Children Are Asleep" – Enoch and Carrie "Blow High, Blow Low" – Jigger Craigin, Billy and Male Chorus "Soliloquy" – Billy Act II "This Was a Real Nice Clambake" – Carrie, Nettie, Julie, Enoch and Chorus "Geraniums in the Winder" – Enoch "There's Nothin' So Bad for a Woman" – Jigger and Chorus "What's the Use of Wond'rin'?" – Julie "You'll Never Walk Alone" – Nettie "The Highest Judge of All" – Billy Ballet: "Billy Makes a Journey" – Orchestra "If I Loved You" (reprise) – Billy Finale: "You'll Never Walk Alone" (reprise) – Company The musical Carousel “revolves around carousel barker Billy Bigelow, whose romance with millworker Julie Jordan comes at the price of both their jobs. He attempts a robbery to provide for Julie and their unborn child; after it goes wrong, he is given a chance to make things right. A secondary plot line deals with millworker Carrie Pipperidge and her romance with ambitious fisherman Enoch Snow." Basic facts about Carousel: Theater: Majestic Theater Opening Night: Apr 19, 1945 Total Performances: 890 Original Cast: John Raitt, Jan Clayton, Jean Darling, Eric Mattson, Christine Johnson, Murvyn Vye, Bambi Linn and Russell Collins Director: Rouben Mamoulian Choreographer: Agnes De Mille Musical Director: Joseph Littau Orchestrations: Don Walker Scenic and Lighting Design: Jo Mielziner Costume Design: Miles White Awards and Nominations: 1947 Theatre World Award Nominations Ann Crowley 1958 Tony Award Nominations Best Scenic Design 1994 Tony Award Nominations Best Revival of a Musical Best Featured Actress in a Musical - Audra Ann McDonald Best Scenic Design Best Choreography Best Direction of a Musical 1994 Drama Desk Award Nominations Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Musical Outstanding Choreography Outstanding Director of a Musical Outstanding Lighting Design Outstanding Set Design Outstanding Musical Revival Outstanding Actor in a Musical - Michael Hayden 1994 Theatre World Award Nominations Michael Hayden Audra Ann McDonald Song List: Act I "The Carousel Waltz" – Orchestra "You're a Queer One, Julie Jordan" – Carrie Pipperidge and Julie Jordan "(When I Marry) Mister Snow" – Carrie "If I Loved You" – Billy Bigelow and Julie "June Is Bustin' Out All Over" – Nettie Fowler and Chorus "(When I Marry) Mister Snow" (reprise) – Carrie, Enoch Snow and Female Chorus "When the Children Are Asleep" – Enoch and Carrie "Blow High, Blow Low" – Jigger Craigin, Billy and Male Chorus "Soliloquy" – Billy Act II "This Was a Real Nice Clambake" – Carrie, Nettie, Julie, Enoch and Chorus "Geraniums in the Winder" – Enoch "There's Nothin' So Bad for a Woman" – Jigger and Chorus "What's the Use of Wond'rin'?" – Julie "You'll Never Walk Alone" – Nettie "The Highest Judge of All" – Billy Ballet: "Billy Makes a Journey" – Orchestra "If I Loved You"

Broadway Presentation

Transcript: Rodgers and Hammerstein Who Are They? Who are they? Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein are the most influential people in Broadway who made 11 musicals and got 35 Tony Awards, 15 Academy Awards, 2 Pulitzer Prizes, 2 Grammy Awards and 2 Emmy Awards. Richard´s Childhood Richard Rodgers Richard was born on June 28, 1902 near Long Island, New York. He took theater and was in love with music very young. His mom was a amateur musician and his father was a physician. He took his mothers talent and took piano lessons at the ripe age of 6. He went to Columbia University in 1919 and already wrote music for two small shows. He later left after 2 years to go fully into music studies and then went to the Institute of Musical Art. Richard worked on many musicals and books and finally found his home when he met Oscar. Oscar´s Childhood Oscar Hammerstein Oscar Greeley Clendenning Hammerstein II was born on July 12, 1895 in New York City. He was also born into a musical family. He was named after his two famous grandfathers Oscar l and Horace Greenley. They both worked in the theater business and Oscar would soon live up to their names and beyond. Oscar was just 15 when his mom passed away, and has a lot of grief because of it. His father wanted Oscar to go into law for college, but did not continue it after his passing. He then went to college at Columbia University and joined their theater club to preform, ¨On Your Way¨ where he met Richard Rodgers and later will become a power duo. What Did They Do? What did they do? Richards Rodger and Oscar Hammerstein both were famous for their music and musicals. Some of their most famous works were Oklahoma, Cinderella, The Sound of Music, and Allegro. They influenced Broadway and musicals into the way we see them today. Their Music Their Music A lot of people loved their music because of the humor and broken societal standards. They usually had a lot of talk about racism, sexism, and and classicism. When people would listen to it, they felt like they were in the story being told and could feel what the people in the song were feeling. Oklahoma Oklahoma Oklahoma was the first musical that Rodger and Hammerstein worked on together that was an instant success. It came out in 1943 and was about the people who lived on the land of Oklahoma before being officially named. It had humor, sadness, serious moments, and some dark ones too. It really influenced the way Broadway is today with its music and story telling. Oh What A Beautiful Morning One of Their Songs Here is the opening song to the musical Citations Citations Cape Symphony. Accessed 17 Mar. 2021. Convos: Purdue Convocations. 9 Jan. 2019, Accessed 17 Mar. 2021. Encyclopedia of World Biography. Accessed 17 Mar. 2021. Encyclopedia of World Biography. Accessed 17 Mar. 2021. "How 'Oklahoma!' Birthed The Modern Musical." Discovermusic, how-oklahoma-birthed-the-modern-musical/.

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