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  1. 1. Gene Kelly 8/23/1912-2/2/1996<br />
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  3. 3. -actor<br />-dancer<br />-choreographer<br />-singer<br />-film director<br />-producer<br />
  4. 4. GENE KELLY<br /> - Was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania<br />- Went to University of Pittsburgh<br /> - Earned a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and later enrolled at University of Pittsburgh Law School<br /> - Remained a dance teacher while in school later dropping out of law school and pursued his dancing career<br />
  5. 5. A very high energetic, likeable man<br />was well known for his athletic style of dance<br />Loved what he brought to the world of dance as well as to the big screen<br />
  6. 6. Four Works that Gene Kelly is well known for:<br />~ Anchors Aweigh- 1945<br />~An American In Paris- 1951<br />~ Singin’ In The Rain- 1952<br />~ It’s Always Fair Weather- 1955<br />
  7. 7. Anchors Aweigh -1945<br />
  8. 8. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-kaNiAQyxf4<br />BESTElements in Dance:<br />-Body: Locomotor and nonlocomotor movements<br />-Energy: smooth yet sharp movements that are sustained and graceful<br />-Space: level changes and directions<br />-Time: accents with feet and emphasis in rhythms <br />
  9. 9. AnAmerican InParis- 1951<br />
  10. 10. Roles: Actor-Choreographer-Dancer<br />Plot: Jerry Mulligan (Gene Kelly) a World War II Veteran sets off to Paris to try to make a reputation as a painter and in the midst of it falls in-love.<br />Music: “I’ve Got Rhythm” and “Our Love is Here to Stay”<br />http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wlvzGT1Ta2w<br />
  11. 11. Singin’ In The Rain- 1952<br />Co-stars: Donald O’Connor and Debbie Reynolds<br />Well known scenes: <br />~”Good Mornin’”<br />~”Moses Supposes”<br />~”Singin’ In The Rain” <br />
  12. 12. *Upbeat<br />*Fun to watch<br />*Makes you want to sing and dance along<br />*Memorable <br />*Dance made to look easy and enjoyable<br />Singin’ In the Rain:<br />http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D1ZYhVpdXbQ<br />
  13. 13. It’s Always Fair Weather- 1955<br />
  14. 14. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D1InfoCfipM<br />
  15. 15. The Movement…<br />Moves with smoothness<br />Moves with grace<br />Moves with power and strength<br />Moves side to side using his space<br />
  16. 16. Uses big movements<br />Uses very athletic movements<br />Every tap step is rhythmatic and many crescendos are evident<br />Creative<br />
  17. 17. What made Gene Kelly so great?<br />
  18. 18. his great style of dance<br />
  19. 19. his likeable demeanor on and off screen<br />
  20. 20. a man with many talents<br />
  21. 21. shows grace, rhythm, smoothness and strength in his dancing<br />
  22. 22. believed in his career and gave it all he got<br />
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  24. 24. Credits:<br />Cornett, Claudia E. Creating Meaning. 4th ed. Boston, Ma. 2011<br />Bibliography: Gene Kelly. Answers.com. 2011 <http://www.answers.com/topic/gene-kelly><br />Filmsite Movie Review. Filmsite.org. 2010 <http://www.filmsite.org/sing3.html><br />You Tube- Broadcast Yourself. Youtube.com 2011 <http://www.youtube.com/><br />

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