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    The Mariinsky Ballet

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    enjoyment. In Soviet Russia, beginning in the 1920s, “Soviet government policy shaped both the form of the ballet itself and its audience.” When ballet first…

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    Le Corsaire Ballet

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    Le Corsaire ballet including political, social, and other important influences. In this essay, I will be talking about the history of Le Corsaire and the impacts it has had on the world or ballet world. I will be relating these points to social and political influences, and any other factors that could have impacted its growth or development as a ballet. Le Corsaire is a ballet presented in three acts, which was originally choreographed by Joseph Mazillier to the music composed by Adolphe…

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    Russia under Lenin and Stalin, dance in Germany was not as revered as Russian ballet, especially during the time of Hitler’s rule. Although these two countries may not seem to own the same style of dance, both countries were able to benefit from dance politically. Soviet Russia and Nazi Germany demonstrate how dance was utilized in totalitarian societies, for political reasons and for the public’s enjoyment. In Soviet Russia, beginning in the 1920s, “Soviet government policy shaped both the form…

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    Tchaikovsky Themes

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    68. Libretto by M.I. Tchaikovsky ( in collaboration with the composer) after A.S. Pushkin , compose January 19 to June 8 1890, ( commissioned by imperial theatres). First performed December 7, 1890 St. Petersburg, Mariinsky theatre, conducted by E.F. Napravnik, my 1 August 1891, Jurgenson. 2-Ballets 1876 Swan lake ballet in four acts, op.20. Libretto by B.V. Begichev l, and V.F.Geltser. Composed Aug 14 1875 to April 10 1876 , commissioned by Imperial theatres, first performed February 20…

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    Ana Pavlova was the most celebrated influential ballerina of her time having founded the first company to travel ballet around the world in 1911; she was a prima ballerina and choreographer of Russian decent. Ana Pavlova was born into a home without her biological father, her mother was believed to have had an affair with a banker. However, Ana’s step-father was in the picture, he was a reserve soldier in Russia. Regardless of having a father figure she felt ashamed not knowing who her father…

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    The Legacy of George Balanchine Many dancers would thoroughly enjoy the opportunity of learning and experiencing the work of George Balanchine. He was an important contributor to the dance community. He also had a chance to work with well-known choreographers and producers. He created some of the most recognized ballets seen today. George Balanchine became an inspiration to the modern ballet culture by being an influential dancer, a world renowned choreographer, and a contributor to the ballet…

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    California (later to relocate to New York). She was the youngest out of four children. Her father Joseph Duncan married her mother, a woman named Dora Gray, who was thirty years younger than him in 1869. Joseph was then a part of a banking scandal, leaving the family shortly after Isadora was born, and he was arrested a year later. This caused Dora and himself to divorce. Dora ended up supporting the family in this time by taking on a job as a piano instructor. This heavily influenced Isadora's…

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    Gaynor Minden Pointe Shoes The art of ballet would be unequaled without splendid pointe shoes. Pointe shoes are the most distinguished element of a ballerina’s appearance. In the 18th Century, the ballet world decided that ballerinas should look graceful and light as if they could fly. A famous prima ballerina, Marie Taglioni, created the first known pair of pointe shoes. She built a small box, filled with cushions, which she attached to her ballet shoes so she could rise to the tip of her…

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    Anna Pavlova was born on February 12, 1881 in St. Petersburg, Russia. After she attended the Imperial Ballet School she made her own company debut in 1899 and she quickly became the prima ballerina. Her breakthrough performance was in The Dying Swan in 1905 which became her signature role. Contracting double pneumonia while she was on tour Pavlova died in 1931. Anna’s active imagination and love of fantasy drew her to the world of ballet. Looking back to her childhood she described her budding…

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    Misty Copeland and Her Extraordinary Story “Finding ballet was like finding a missing piece of myself.” This quote explains how ballet helped Misty Copeland find who she really is and what her passion in life is. Misty Copeland is an important and influential figure in history that had a positive impact on the world because she inspires other dancers to believe in themselves and not to let your race or your figure effect that. Misty Copeland was born on September 10, 1982 in Kansas,…

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