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  • 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...
  • Sleeping Beauty In 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...
  • Male Dancer In Ballet
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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 the...
  • Ballet Dancers
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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 lo...
  • York's Ballet Theatre Dolin And 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...
  • State Theater Of Opera And Ballet
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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...
  • Debbie Allens Career
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    Debbie Allen Debbie Allen has become one of Americas brightest stars. She has spent a lifetime preparing to be famous. She lives her life by the philosophy that luck is when opportunity meets preparation. Actress, singer, dancer, director, producer Allen was born in Houston, Texas, on January 16, 1950, to a Pulitzer Prize-nominee for poetry, Vivian Allen, and a dentist, Andrew Allen. She is the third of four children (one sister and two brothers) in a family that includes Phylicia Rashad-Clare o...
  • History Of The Ballet And The Dancers
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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 ...
  • Moon Water A Dancer
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    In western dance there is a preconceived view of the dancers' role on stage. On stage we often see male dancers with female dancers. Also there are set roles and certain movements for female and male performers. In Moon Water you see neutrality in gender. In Moon Water a dancer is just that, a dancer. Moon Water breaks free from the very restricting aspect of how we perceive the roles of the male and female dancers. In Adair's Women and Dance, Adair states, "as the body is central to dance train...
  • 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 w...
  • Life Of The Boston Ballet Company Dancer
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    On August 12, 2001, NBC aired the network movie Dying to Dance. Character Alyssa Lennox starved herself to "improve" her body alignment for the purpose of satisfying requirements for the Metropolitan Dance Company. Alyssa weighed 104 pounds at the start of her career. She weighed a drastic and dangerous 84 pounds at the end of 3 months. Alyssa was abusing herbal pills, laxatives, and came near to purchasing the drug "Speed" to keep herself awake. Alyssa was hospitalized because she suddenly fain...
  • Book N The Oxford Dictionary Of Dance
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    F is for Flatley – or is it? The new Oxford Dictionary of Dance must rank as one of the year's most authoritative-looking volumes. Its dust jacket is coloured in sober greys and blues, while its contents are laid out in uncluttered, readable type. The facts seem to march confidently from one column to the next, almost as if they had written themselves. But as one of its authors, I know how slippery and quarrelsome those facts really are. I was commissioned to write the dictionary five year...

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