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    From the 20th Century Russian Ballet expanded exponentially with the help of advocates such as Sergei Diaghilev and the Ballet Russes. The ballet Russes produced many works Petroukcha is a Russian ballet which is first performed in 1911 choreographed by Michael Fokine. Fokine saw to it that many “key” principles of the classical ballet style abandoned to portray a tormented puppet named Petrouchka. The story takes place at a Russian spring fair in Admirality Square, St Petersburg. The story unfolds when The Showman encumbrances human emotions upon his puppets and a love triangle is established between the main characters, The Moor, The Ballerina and Petrouchka. This essay will be interpreting and evaluating Act II, Petroukcha’s room to understand how the Aural Components, Visual Components and Movements are used to convey meaning. In Act II, the audience receives deeper insight in to Petrouchka’s human emotions. From the outset of the act, it is clear that the Puppet is mistreated, multiple examples are…

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    On May 29, 1913, spectators filled every sit in the theatre des Champs-Elysees in Paris. They sat in anticipation of celebrated dancer and choreographer Vaslav Nijinsky’s Le Sacre du Printemps, in English, The Rite of Spring, a ballet set on the dancers of the critically-acclaimed Russian company, Ballets Russes. Ever since its inception in French courts in the 15th century, ballet has remained a pastime reserved for those with class. When one envisions a ballet, they imagine an evening of…

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    negative space to communicate something more. Alexey Brodovitch was a Russian Aristocrat turned American. Born in Russia he served in World War I and fought the Bolsheviks afterwards. He was forced to flee when injured and the hospital he was in was invaded. This led him to settle in Paris and eventually in America as the editor in chief of Harper’s Bazaar. His life was under a constant state of uncertainty. In an article by Colin Westerbeck the author makes the statement, “It’s no wonder that…

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    Of the countless artists throughout history, most pale in comparison to the great Pablo Picasso. Few have created revolutionary new styles of art, and not many have the comprehensive knowledge of their domain to freely adapt from one form to another. However, these artistic gifts did not fall freely into Picasso’s lap, rather, his life progressed through stages of grief and loss. Picasso sacrificed significant personal relationships and sanity for creativity’s sake, solidifying his own…

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    When comparing different ballet performances, you look at more than just the way the performers dance. You look at the location, use of the stage, force and speed behind each movement, costumes, and the props used. The performance that seemed very different from Firebird in almost all aspects was the first performance of the night, La Source. The ballets of La Source, Komoreibu, and Firebird were performed at the Koger Center on November 10 and 11, 2016. La Source is choreographed by George…

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    Have you ever been beaten, bruised, and chained to something in a dark basement? If you answered “yes” to the previous question, then congratulations! If you answered “no”, then you need to get out more. Today, I am here to discuss music for the eighty-three billionth time. So let’s get on with it. Let me introduce our two composers. First, we have Claude Debussy. And next, there is Igor Stravinsky. Now, you might be thinking, “Why did our history lesson start off with a question about chains?”…

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    By age 15, he mastered Mendelssohn's Piano Concerto in G minor and finished a piano reduction of a string quartet by Glazunov, who reportedly considered Stravinsky unmusical, and thought little of his skills. Even though he had a great love for music, his parents wanted him to study law. He attended fewer than fifty class sessions during his four years of study. Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov suggested that he should study composing by taking private lessons. A piece he wrote One of Stravinsky's…

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    effervescence of ballet in the United States is complete and comprehensive. The master of this long alliance was undoubtedly George Balanchine, one of the greatest if not the greatest choreographer of the twentieth century. Born in St. Petersburg in 1904 in a family of artists from Georgia, Balanchine met ballet and music from the cradle. Trained at the School of Imperial Ballet of St. Petersburg in the best classical tradition, Balanchine evolved into a unique style that became known as…

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    Vaslav Nijinsky was a Russian ballet dancer and choreographer born March 12, 1889 in Kiev, Ukraine. In the world of ballet, Nijinsky was known as the greatest male dancer of the early 20th century. He gained his popularity and recognition for his intense commitment to characterizations, artistry, and extreme focus on techniques. Those achievements were gained within the time span of nine years—compared to other artists of that time, it took decades or even after their career for their work to be…

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    STANISLAVSKI ESSAY Konstantin Stanislavski was born January 5th 1863 in Moscow, Russia. He was an Actor, a Director, and a Producer. His grandmother was a French Actress, and his family loved Drama, so he grew up in the world of Theatre. He first mounted the stage at 14, after his family organised a theatre group named the "Alekseyev Circle”. Stanislavski believed theatre should educate the public. At 25 he married Maria Perevoshchikova, who eventually became an actress under the name of…

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