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    Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky was a Russian composer who started practising music at a young age. Throughout his youth, he played the piano, sang in choirs and after graduating from Saint Petersburg school of Law he went on to study music. Tchaikovsky was working as a professor in harmony and theory when he wrote his first ballet, Swan Lake. Swan Lake was composed in 1875 and fit the mold of pieces from the Romantic era, Swan Lake was through composed form following a powerful storyline. During the Romantic Era there was a shift towards strophic and through composed form that brings out emotional response in the listener. Story lines in the music was popular with freedom of form and design which let the composer attach more personal aspects as…

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    Author Lailah Gifty Akita once said, “You have to look closely to see clearly.” This assertion resembles the nature of both the visual and performing arts. In order for one to see the depths of any piece of art, one must assess it carefully. Examining Henri Matisse’s painting, Vase, Bottle, and Fruit, Van Halen’s song “Jump,” and Swan Lake, they appear to be three distinctly different pieces of art, however analyzing these pieces thoroughly, one can see the many similarities between the three.…

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    The Swan Lake Disaster

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    Based on the ballet ‘’Swan Lake’’ by Piotr Illyich Tchaikovsky and his beautiful music, this movie shows the disaster life of a dancer to obtain the principal role as Swan Queen, as it was her dream since she was a child, especially for the pressure of her mother. The story is based in one princess that was enchanted by a witch to be a White Swan, and only a love could avoid this, but her bad sister, the Black Swan, seduces the man the princess loved, and knowing this the White Swan kill…

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    in Russia was called Swan Lake. In 1877, Swan Lake was performed for public audiences at the Bolshoi Theater in Moscow. The production began in March “as a benefit performance for ballerina Pelageya “Polina” Karpakova, who performed the role of Odette.” Odette is the main ballerina in Swan Lake, and the story revolves around this particular character. This beautiful piece is “a classic, treasured ballet which tells the story of a prince who encounters a beautiful swan transformed from a human…

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    Chinese Acrobatic Ballet

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    The Chinese Acrobatic Ballet has successfully recreated a version of a classic ballet, Swan Lake. They incorporated acrobatic moves and tricks, meanwhile, still using the original music and proper ballet technique. The performance has been a major topic of discussion and debate in the ballet world, concerning its label. Should it be considered ballet? Ballet has seen many transformations and alterations since it has first been recognized as ballet, is this variation a part of the growth or the…

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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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    Swan Lake has been performed throughout the world for more than a hundred years by major ballet companies and famous ballet dancers. It is a satisfying saga of love, longing, betrayal, death, and transcendence, brought to the stage with beautiful choreography and wonderful music. According to Juhasz, although companies have usually made changes to Petipa and Ivanov’s nineteenth-century choreography to suit the aesthetic of the time or a particular choreographer’s vision, all in all most versions…

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    Ballet is the one of the most traditional form of dance. There is a lot about ballet that people don’t know, such as the history. Do you know what it took to get the art form to what it is today. Then again, maybe you didn’t know that the pointe shoe didn’t always look like what it is now. Did you know that for almost every ballet company you have to meet certain bodily attributes in order to be a part of the company? Ballet and just dance in general is the way that humans first shared our…

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    fall back like that of a swan. Her mother is trying desperately to open the bedroom door to held her, but Nina slams the door, breaking her hand. Though her mom was only trying to help, Nina’s unstable mind causes her to have a melt down and even hurt her mother. She wakes up to her mother holding her lovingly, covering her hands with soft socks to stop Nina’s scratching. Her mother tries to stop her from leaving for the ballet, but Nina has come too far. Nina announces the “sweet girl” she once…

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    Le Corsaire Ballet

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    Title- Discuss the history of the 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…

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