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ability to bounce like a ball
ballon
ballet term
first famous ballerina to rise briefly to the tips of her toes; first one to wear Heart Shaped Bodice & Romantic Tutu
Maria Taglione
Name
made character ballet; took US tour in 1840's (congress adjouned to watch her dance; Earthy, voluptuous, pagan, passionate
Fanny Essler
Name
female performance skirt
tutu
ballet term
father of classical ballet
Marius Petipa
Name
owns 60 ballets; defined what classical ballet is
Imperial Ballet
Company
chorus of background dancers; used as moving backdrop behind soloists
Corps De Ballet
ballet term
step of two; traditional male/female duet
Pas De Duex
ballet term
first or best ballerina
prima ballerina
ballet term
title of first or best male soloist in a professional ballet co.
Primier Danseur
ballet term
danseur lifts, holds, shows off ballerina
adagio
ballet term
take turns doing their most difficult steps
allegro
ballet term
female solo
petite allegro
ballet term
beating of legs in one elevation
entrachat
ballet term
"whip turn;" "turn on one foot;" "on a dime"
fouette pirouette
ballet term
by marius petipa (chor) and Peter Tchaikovsky (composer); 1892
The Nutcracker
Ballet
by petipa (chor) and tchaikovsky (comp); 1895; dance became removed from plot; Technical & Dry
Swan Lake
ballet
by petipa (chor) and tchaikovsky (comp); 1890; Imperial Ballet
The Sleeping Beauty
ballet
bare stage; usa
apollo
ballet
partners with balanchine for 40 years
igor stravinsky
name
american school of ballet; the best pre-professional training school in the world
New York City Ballet "NYCB"
company
Artistic Director under balanchine
Peter Martins
name
composer of petipa's ballets
tchaikovsky
name
Full Evening Abstract Ballet; created by balanchine
Jewels
Ballet
repertory company; hire outside chor. on commission
American Ballet Theatre (ABT)
Company
Dancer in ABT; Danced in NYC Ballet for ballanchine; ended up as artistic Director
Mikhail Baryshnikov
Name
ballet teacher; created "Push Comes to Shove" and other ballets, danced in her own ballets
Twyla Tharp
Name
Starred Baryshnikov & Tharp
Push Comes to Shove
Ballet
also called manhattan project; done in baryshnikov's white oaks plantation in florida; theatre of new, up and comping dancers
white oaks project
company
Ballet Russes was name of company; Brought Russian art and ballet to paris; director of Total Theatre
Serge Diaghilev
Name
Best Ballet - Ballon - he became the chauce
Vaslav Nijinsky
Name
Became first & most prolific choreographer for Ballet Russes
Michel Fokine
Name
Ballets best performer; Separated the arts; created romantic ballets
Jean Georges Noverre
Name
Plays a puppet for a girl; heart of a woman
Petrouchka
Ballet
Played a gold slave; about violence & sex w/king's wife
Cleopatre
Ballet
about violence & sex with king's wife
Scheherazade
Ballet
All female; birds, insects, delicate creatures
Dying Swan
Ballet
Means "Afternoon of a Fawn;" 7 water nymphs in veils, scandalous pelvic thrusts
L'Apres - "Midi d'un Faune"
Ballet
Means "The Rite of Spring;" about cycle of life; virgin is sacrificed
La Sacre du Printemps
Ballet
Life's missions was to take ballet all over the world; created Dying Swan
Anna Pavlova
Name
Dancer for 20 years; became ballet director for NYCB; changed way of looking at dancing; dance for dances sake
George Balanchine
Name
Dance Company created by Serge Diaghilev
Ballet Russes
Company
Dance for Dance's Sake; emphasis on choreography; balanchine created it; set, costumes, props
Appolon Musagete
Ballet
oldest company in world
Paris Opera Ballet
Company
USA; bare stage
Apollo
ballet dance where a witch put a spell on a scarf inevitibly killing the character; died of broken heart
La Sylphide
Created "La Sylphide"
Filippo Taglione
Name