Technical Manual and Dictionary of Classical Ballet

This turn-out, or en-dehors, is one of the essential principles of the classical dance, giving the dancer freedom of movement in every direction. layers ... This is the short classical ballet skirt made of many Variation [va-rya-SYAWN].

Author: Gail Grant

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486132860

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 176

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From adagio to voyage, over 800 steps, movements, poses, and concepts are fully defined. A pronunciation guide and cross-references to alternate names for similar steps and positions also included.

Basic Principles of Classical Ballet

twenties, a difficult time for Soviet ballet, when the classical heritage was exposed to the onslaught of pseudo-innovators. The formalistic “left-wing” press called ballet a hothouse art, wholly conditioned by the feudal way of life ...

Author: Agrippina Vaganova

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486121055

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 192

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Discusses all basic principles of ballet, grouping movement by fundamental types. Diagrams show clearly the exact foot, leg, arm, and body positions for the proper execution of many steps and movements. 118 illustrations.

Eight Female Classical Ballet Variations

From my seven years at the university and previous experience staging performances with the Classical Ballet Company, I was truly prepared to be a teacher or ballet mistress. The heritage of classical ballet ...

Author: Nina Danilova

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780190227098

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 254

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From the graceful flutter of Princess Florine at Sleeping Beauty's wedding to the playful jetées in the first act of Giselle, the variation - or short solo work - is one of the key elements of classical ballet. Eight Female Classical Ballet Variations lays out eight of the most important variations in the ballerina's repertoire, demonstrating how to perform them with excellent technique and consummate artistry.

Classical Ballet Beginning to Advanced

The syllabus is appropriate for the teen as well as established male and female ballet dancers with combinations forming the basis of choreography in many classical ballets. A full course of classical ballet is a recommended basis of ...

Author: Susan Kramer

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN: 9781447545118

Category: Education


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Classical ballet from a 2nd generation Cecchetti dancer and dance specialist for ages 6 and older in preballet, beginning, intermediate and advanced levels with hundreds of combinations, including a separate section of pointe work. The advanced level is also a resource for dancers to draw on for daily class, warm-up before performance and choreography. The author also wrote the texts for the Rhythmic Movement Dance Series, part of the Gateway to Educational Materials (GEM) of the United States Department of Education. 100 pages.

Maoist Model Theatre

considering Chinese traditional representations of the body and Chinese understandings of dance and gender.3 The Classical Ballet Tradition The earliest origins of ballet have been traced back to theatrical dance in ancient Greece, ...

Author: Rosemary A. Roberts

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004177444

Category: Literary Criticism

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Here is a convincing reflection that changes our understanding of gender in Maoist culture, esp. for what critics from the 1990s onwards have termed its erasure of gender and sexuality. In particular the strong heroines of the yangbanxi, or model works which dominated the Cultural Revolution period, have been seen as genderless revolutionaries whose images were damaging to women. Drawing on contemporary theories ranging from literary and cultural studies to sociology, this book challenges that established view through detailed semiotic analysis of theatrical systems of the yangbanxi including costume, props, kinesics, and various audio and linguistic systems. Acknowledging the complex interplay of traditional, modern, Chinese and foreign gender ideologies as manifest in the 'model works', it fundamentally changes our insights into gender in Maoist culture.

What is Dance

The classical technique may not provide the reader's chief interest in the modern ballet: but he will now see that the classical technique underlies, and indeed defines, dancing which is ballet dancing. And it follows that anyone who ...

Author: Roger Copeland

Publisher: Oxford [Oxfordshire] ; New York : Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780195031973

Category: History

Page: 582

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Essays explore the nature of the art of dance, discuss the development of dancing styles, and examine the role of dance in society

Four Centuries of Ballet

Vaslav Nijinsky in professional déshabille : the permanent ballet student as star . Such work clothes as tightsa ... Pen drawing by Carlus Dyer from The Classic Ballet by Lincoln Kirstein and Muriel Stuart , New York , 1952 . 21.

Author: Lincoln Kirstein

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486246310

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 308

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Traces the development of dance's basic components, choreography, gesture, music, costume, and scenery, and discusses the backgrounds of the most important ballets