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A. V. Coton

A. V. Coton  

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(orig. Edward Haddakin; b York, 1906; d Blackheath, 7 Jul. 1969)British dance critic and writer. He worked as a merchant seaman and policeman before taking up ballet criticism in 1935 and helping ...
Aage Thordal-Christensen

Aage Thordal-Christensen  

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(b Frederiksberg, 30 Oct. 1965)Danish dancer, choreographer, and ballet director. He trained at the Ballet School of the Royal Theatre, Copenhagen (1972–82); later studied at the School of American ...
Abraxas

Abraxas  

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Ballet in five scenes with choreography by Luipart, libretto and music by Werner Egk, and design by Wolfgang Znamenacek. Premiered 6 Jun. 1948 by the Bavarian State Opera, Prinzregenten Theatre, ...
abstract dance

abstract dance  

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A term loosely used to describe dance works without plot or character, though it has been argued that no dance can be entirely abstract given that movement is performed by men and women and must ...
abstrakter Tanz

abstrakter Tanz  

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Term used by Schlemmer to describe the dance aesthetic he developed at the Bauhaus, Weimar, during the mid-1920s. Dancers dressed in elaborate, disguising costumes were choreographed to create the ...
academic dance

academic dance  

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A term loosely synonymous with classical ballet, i.e. the theatre dance which evolved from the court ballets of the 16th and 17th centuries and which was refined through the national schools of ...
Académie De Musique Et De Poésie

Académie De Musique Et De Poésie  

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Institution founded in Paris in 1570 by Charles IX to foster the love and study of arts.
academies of dance

academies of dance  

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Several countries followed the model of the French academies of the 16th and 17th centuries by setting up institutions designed to maintain and perfect standards in the arts. One of the most famous ...
Accademia Nazionale di Danza

Accademia Nazionale di Danza  

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School founded in Rome by Jia Ruskaia in 1948 for the training of teachers of dance.
Accompaniment For Dance

Accompaniment For Dance  

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[This entry is limited to discussion of musical accompaniment for Western theatrical dance. For related discussion in a broader context, see Music for Dance.]In its widest sense, accompaniment for ...
Acrobats of God

Acrobats of God  

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Modern dance work in one act with choreography and costumes by Graham, music by Carlos Surinach, and set by Noguchi. Premiered 27 Apr. 1960 by Martha Graham Dance Company at 54th St. Theater, New ...
Adage

Adage  

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In the context of a classical ballet class, adage (It., adagio, “slowly,” “at a leisurely pace”) covers a wide range of movements that are performed slowly and used as exercises ...
Adagio Hammerklavier

Adagio Hammerklavier  

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Ballet in one act with choreography by van Manen, music by Beethoven, and designs by Jean-Paul Vroom. Premiered 4 Oct. 1973 by the Dutch National Ballet at Stadsschouwburg, Amsterdam, with Radius, ...
Adam Bull

Adam Bull  

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(b Melbourne, 18 Aug. 1981)Australian dancer. He studied at the Australian Ballet School and graduated into the company in 2002, where he was promoted to principal in 2008. An elegant technician, and ...
Adam Cooper

Adam Cooper  

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(b London, 22 Jul. 1971)British dancer, actor and choreographer. He studied at the Arts Educational School and at the Royal Ballet School, joining the Royal Ballet in 1989, where he was promoted to ...
Adam Glushkovsky

Adam Glushkovsky  

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(b St Petersburg, 1793; d Oct. 1870)Russian dancer, teacher, and choreographer. He studied at the Imperial Theatre School in St Petersburg, a student of Didelot, who was also his guardian, and ...
Adam Lüders

Adam Lüders  

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(b Copenhagen, 16 Feb. 1950)Danish dancer. He studied at Royal Danish Ballet School and joined the company in 1968. He was then principal dancer with London Festival Ballet (1973–5) and New York City ...
Adèle Grantzow

Adèle Grantzow  

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(born 16 December 1841 in Brunswick, died 7 June 1877 in Berlin), German ballet dancer. Grantzow received her early training from her father, Gustav, a ballet master, and made her ...
Adeline Genée

Adeline Genée  

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(Anina Margarete Kirstina Petra Jensen; born 6 January 1878 in Hinnerup, Denmark, died 23 April 1970 in Esher, England), Danish-born British ballet dancer, choreographer, and teacher. The daughter of ...
Adolph Bolm

Adolph Bolm  

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(b St Petersburg, 25 Sept. 1884; d Los Angeles, 16 Apr. 1951)Russian-US dancer and choreographer. He trained at the Imperial Ballet School in St Petersburg with Karsavin and Legat, graduating in ...

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