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What is unique about ballet?


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#1 jdickerson

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Posted 21 October 2009 - 04:38 PM

I was able to do some more researching for my English project on ballet and I decided that my new research question would be "What is unique about ballet?". By using this question I am able to keep the topic narrow enough but still broad enough to expand my ideas and keep my paper interesting.

I have also made the decision to to study this question from 4 different perspectives:
1.) Origin/history of ballet- Here I want to give a brief summary on the origin/history of ballet and why is it the foundation of so many dance styles. I also wanted to touch up on famous ballets, ballet companies and choreographers.

2.) Commitment - Here I want to describe the financial and personal cost of being a ballet dancer, and what to expect once you enter the world of ballet.

3.) Health/health issues- Here I want to briefly explain the science behind ballet and how researcher say that by understand the scientific perspective of ballet you can execute your movements more, improve your technique and increase your chances of preventing injury. I also wanted to briefly talk about the issues of eat disorders, weight acceptance,hieght standards, nutrition/diet of a dancer and peer pressure.

4.) Ballet/Dancer stereotypes- Here I want to discuss the stereotypes of gender role and sexuality issues of male dancers(ballerino), the attitudes(egos) of female dancers, and other Ballet/dancer stereotypes.

I was wondering if you guys may have had some experiences have some knowledge with an of these topics.



Thank
Legend :)

#2 Simon G

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Posted 21 October 2009 - 05:26 PM

I was able to do some more researching for my English project on ballet and I decided that my new research question would be "What is unique about ballet?". By using this question I am able to keep the topic narrow enough but still broad enough to expand my ideas and keep my paper interesting.

I have also made the decision to to study this question from 4 different perspectives:
1.) Origin/history of ballet- Here I want to give a brief summary on the origin/history of ballet and why is it the foundation of so many dance styles. I also wanted to touch up on famous ballets, ballet companies and choreographers.

2.) Commitment - Here I want to describe the financial and personal cost of being a ballet dancer, and what to expect once you enter the world of ballet.

3.) Health/health issues- Here I want to briefly explain the science behind ballet and how researcher say that by understand the scientific perspective of ballet you can execute your movements more, improve your technique and increase your chances of preventing injury. I also wanted to briefly talk about the issues of eat disorders, weight acceptance,hieght standards, nutrition/diet of a dancer and peer pressure.

4.) Ballet/Dancer stereotypes- Here I want to discuss the stereotypes of gender role and sexuality issues of male dancers(ballerino), the attitudes(egos) of female dancers, and other Ballet/dancer stereotypes.

I was wondering if you guys may have had some experiences have some knowledge with an of these topics.



Thank
Legend :)



J,

If I may be so bold, any one of those four topics could be a massive essay in itself, instead of doing four major topics sketchily trying to fit them to the title of the essay, why not choose ONE of those topics, perhaps the one that most interests you - decide the aspect of that topic that you think your essay should go down and then take the title from the topic?

Then it'll be far easier to point you in the right direction in terms of research and suggestions, at the moment it's a massive undertaking the essay you're proposing.

#3 Mel Johnson

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Posted 21 October 2009 - 05:42 PM

Jermaine, this board doesn't do homework either.


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