• The New York City Ballet
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    THE NEW YORK CITY BALLET Ballet, what exactly is ballet your probably wondering well ballet is a classical dance form characterized by grace and precision of movement and elaborate formal technique, often but not always performed on point by the women dancers. Lincoln Kirstein, a very wealth man, founded the New York City Ballet in 1933 as the American Ballet. He imported George Balanchine to New York that year for the purpose of having an American school company in the best Russian tradition. T...
  • Ballet Sleeping Beauty And Ballet Comique De La Reine
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    Both Ballet Comique De La Reine and Sleeping Beauty have some similarities of the royal French Court such as costumes, some social dancing, mannerisms and scenery. They were both very expensive and lavish ballets. The first act of Sleeping Beauty is a portrayal of what the royal French courts were like around the same time as Ballet Comique De La Reine. But, both ballets have differences, especially in the time and location of the ballets. Besides the fact that Ballet Comique De La Reine was fiv...
  • World Of Ballet Dancers Gordon Male
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    Off Balance: The Real World of Ballet By Suzanne Gordon Ballet in the United States thrived in the 1970's. Ballet dancers like Mikhail Baryshnikov and Natalia Makarovna were household names. People knew the stories of their defection and the beauty of their performances. Families could watch performances of American Ballet Theatre (ABT) on television, and if you had enough money you could attend the yearly Nutcracker Ball and socialize with the dancers. In 1979, after ABT's management locked th...
  • The History Of Ballet
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    Ballet When dance appeared as a popular, and common, form of entertainment in the late fifteenth and sixteenth centuries performances included mixtures of acrobatics, speech and song. The performances were created on a large scale for those of royalty and on a smaller scale for the more common people. The entertainment in the court often held that of a political agenda. These dances were used to show off the court' magnificent appearance and were written and conceived as subtle propaganda. For ...
  • Marie Taglioni Sylphide James Ballet
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    La Sylphide La Sylphide brought more than just another ballet into the world. It marks the beginning of a remarkable period of time - the Romantics. Up until this time in history, ballets were relatively predictable and in no ways a challenge to the status quo. Often times they consisted of the pavanne, social dances, and the like (Anderson 38). Of course, ballet had evolved, but it had by no means, been a challenge to society. La Sylphide began to alter this concept. The setting is France in 1...
  • Opening Night Dancers Ballet Dance
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    In watching a professional ballet one doesnt realize how much work is put into making the production come to life. Both the dancers and the choreographers put every ounce of energy and emotion into telling their story. It takes years for a ballerina to train for the labor that goes into becoming professional, however just weeks to learn a full-length ballet. Dancers can sometimes be put through months of sore muscles in order to train. Often ballet dancers are told to loose weight in order to l...
  • A Dancing Doll York City
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    The Dancing Doll On December 29, 1952, a little girl was born into this world with no production or splendor in the small town of Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. She was awkward and a little overweight, and didnt even speak until well after her second birthday. She lived in a fantasy world of fireflies and princesses, converting the animals on her small farm into mystical creatures inside her mind where nothing could harm her. Little did anyone know at the time that this clumsy and unpolished girl woul...
  • Sir Anton Dolin Ballet Dancer Markova
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    By: Marissa Leisure E-mail: GA girl 1481 Sir Anton Dolin Dancer and choreographer Anton Dolin has been called "one of the most colorful and vital figures in modern ballet." As a member of internationally known ballet companies or as director of his own troupes, this British-born artist has toured Europe and America for the past twenty years. Anton Dolin, originally Patrick Healey-Kay, was born on July 27, 1904, in Slinfold, Sussex, England. He is one of the three sons of George Henry and Helen M...
  • Dance Ballet Balanchine Theater
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    George Balanchine was born in St. Petersburg on Jan 22, 1904, into a very musical family and began studying the piano at age 5. He had a classical education in acting and dance training, beginning at age 9, from the Imperial Theater School in St. Petersburg. It was originally thought that young Georgi would become one of the Tsar's cadets, so it was with the thought that if things didn't work out at the ballet school he could always join the army. In fact, in his first year he was not at all thr...
  • Alvin Ailey Dance Ballet Horton
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    Alvin Ailey It was really impressive performance I ever seen. I like all programs and their performance was too attractive and interesting. I like lighting and music because it looked very decent with the performance. In addition, they organized it very well. I really like it. The following paragraphs give a few facts about Alvin Ailey and his background. Alvin Ailey was born in Rogers, Texas on January 5, 1931 and moved to Los Angeles, California at the age of twelve. There, on a junior high s...
  • The History Of The Nutcracker Ballet
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    The History of The Nutcracker Ballet When we think about The Nutcracker today, we see a memorable story about a girl (Marie) receiving a magical gift at a Christmas party from her mysterious Uncle Dosselmeyer. The gift is a nutcracker. Later that night, the nutcracker ends up turning into a Prince after defeating the Mouse King and saves Marie. Then, he takes Marie to a land called The Kingdom of Sweets where she is greeted by the Sugarplum fairy. This story is one of the most recognized ballets...
  • Women In Ballet Mouse King
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    Ballet is an art form born out of the expressionism and creativity of the Renaissance period (Kraus 63). From the first ballet performed in 1580 to the present, women have been portrayed as fragile and dependent on men. One such ballet is The Nutcracker in which the girl-heroine Clara relies on the Nutcracker to save her from the evil Mouse King. The first production of The Nutcracker was performed for critics, public figures, and members of high society and received lack luster reviews on Decem...
  • The Reforms Of Michel Fokine
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    The Reforms of Michel Fokine Photography, painting, v ideography, and literature have all progressed over time. New technology, and new ways of thinking have brought these arts to new levels. There seems to be a broad misconception, though, that ballet is an art form that does not progress; does not change. Many people assume that ballet's set vocabulary of movement places limitations on how far the art can expand. Little do many people realize that this vocabulary is a mere foundation for the ...
  • Ballet Class Barre Students
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    ? Audience: Parents who want to enroll their children in a ballet class for the first time. As a child I was very active in ballet. When I first asked my parents to let me enroll in a ballet class, they were skeptical. They weren't too sure of what a ballet class consisted of or what kind of exercise I would have to undergo. My parents researched in books and magazines, but they didn't understand the ballet terminology. When they went to speak to a ballet instructor, they got a better understan...
  • History Of Ballet Dancer Music Dance
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    The History of Ballet The first experience of watching a ballet, for me or any little girl, can be fascinating and exhilarating. Wondering how a dancer can be so steady on her toes as she spins in circles and leaps through the air. Watching a ballet, there is a feeling of wanting to be graceful, as well as the warm sensation felt by a little girl as she slips into dream land. My mom had taken me to my first ballet when I was 11 years old. When we returned home home, she signed me up for classes ...
  • Giselle Ballet Summary Hilarion Albrecht Queen
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    Giselle is the most famous ballet originating from the Romantic era, which was created by the French poet and writer Theophile Gautier. He wrote the plot based in a German legend he had found in a book of poet Heinrich Heine. Gautier was very fond of the Italian ballerina and pupil of the choreographer Jules Perrot, Carlotta Gris i, thus, he made her the star of his ballet. The ballet was first performed in Russia in 1842 and, with the help of Marius Pet ipa, was re staged in Saint-Petersbou...
  • Informative Speech On Ballet
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    Without knowing it, I am sure that everyone could name at least one ballet. For example, "Swan Lake" or the "Nutcracker." Ballet is a very expressive type of dance in which one can truly express his or her feelings, while telling a story. In this speech, I am going to tell you about the history of ballet, as well as some well known ballets and dancers. Ballet has been around since the 1400 s. The first dance performance was in 1489. In 1581, the first ballet for which a complete score survived ...
  • Jean Dauberval And Carlo Blasis
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    Jean Dauberval was born in France in 1742. He is a world wide known French ballet dancer and choreographer. Much of his style was learned from his teacher No verre but did much to disseminate his teacher's ideas on the ballet d'action (ballet with a plot). Dauberval was best known as the inventor of the comedy ballet. Dauberval's genre was during the Pre- Romantic Ballet. The types of dance he worked with during this time was: character or better known as the movement of another nationality, eth...
  • The Classic Dances Forms Of Dance
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    Did you know that dancing is an art form? Do you know what dance is? Well here are the three classic forms: ballet, modern, and jazz. There are many forms of dance, but these three are the most intricate, involving a technique only gained through years of training. Dancing is a self expression that can be done in numerous ways. All dance forms use emotions as inspiration. Since there are many human emotions, there are many forms of dance. All forms are better attained by training in the classic ...
  • Dance Twyla Tharp Modern Ballet Choreographed
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    TWYLA THARP 1. Ty wla Tharp is a famous American dancer, director and choreographer, who has created more than 125 dances, choreographed 5 Hollywood movies and has directed and choreographed 2 Broadway shows 2. She was born in 1941 in Portland, Indiana (United States) but moved to Southern California with her parents at a young age. She moved to New York City shortly after she left home and is still residing there. 3. Twyla Tharp lives in the 21 st century era. 4. Twyla Tharp is considered the ...