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Abraxas

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The International Encyclopedia of Dance

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2005
Subject:
Performing arts, Dance, Music
Length:
344 words

Ballet in five scenes. Choreography: Marcel Luipart. Music and libretto: Werner Egk. Scenery: Wolfgang Znamenacek. Costumes: Elly

Abraxas

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The Oxford Dictionary of Dance (2 ed.)

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2010
Subject:
Performing arts, Dance, Music
Length:
156 words

Ballet in five scenes with choreography by Luipart, libretto and music by Werner Egk, and design by Wolfgang Znamenacek. Premiered ...

abstract dance

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The Oxford Dictionary of Dance (2 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2010
Subject:
Performing arts, Dance, Music
Length:
66 words
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 ... More
abstrakter Tanz

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The Oxford Dictionary of Dance (2 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2010
Subject:
Performing arts, Dance, Music
Length:
48 words
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 ... More
academic dance

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The Oxford Dictionary of Dance (2 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2010
Subject:
Performing arts, Dance, Music
Length:
62 words
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 ... More
Académie De Musique Et De Poésie

Académie De Musique Et De Poésie   Reference library

The International Encyclopedia of Dance

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2005
Subject:
Performing arts, Dance, Music
Length:
1,082 words

The institution dubbed the Académie de Musique et de Poésie was founded by royal patent in 1570 by Charles IX

Académie Royale De Danse

Académie Royale De Danse   Reference library

The International Encyclopedia of Dance

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2005
Subject:
Performing arts, Dance, Music
Length:
1,913 words

As the first dance institution established in the Western world, the Académie Royale de Danse is widely known by name

Académie de Musique et de Poésie, L'

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The Oxford Dictionary of Dance (2 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2010
Subject:
Performing arts, Dance, Music
Length:
24 words

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

Académie Royale de Danse, L'

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The Oxford Dictionary of Dance (2 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2010
Subject:
Performing arts, Dance, Music
Length:
151 words
The first dance institution established in the Western world, founded in Paris in 1661 by Louis XIV. He gave thirteen dancing masters the task of establishing standards of perfection for ... More
Académie Royale de Musique, L'

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The Oxford Dictionary of Dance (2 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2010
Subject:
Performing arts, Dance, Music
Length:
122 words

The official name given to the Paris Opera in 1671. Its original name was L'Académie d'Opéra, given by its founders ...

academies of dance

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The Oxford Dictionary of Dance (2 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2010
Subject:
Performing arts, Dance, Music
Length:
70 words
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 ... More
Accademia Nazionale di Danza

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The Oxford Dictionary of Dance (2 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2010
Subject:
Performing arts, Dance, Music
Length:
26 words

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

Accompaniment For Dance

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The International Encyclopedia of Dance

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2005
Subject:
Performing arts, Dance, Music
Length:
2,054 words

[This entry is limited to discussion of musical accompaniment for Western theatrical dance. For related discussion in a

Achcar, Dalal

Achcar, Dalal (c.1935)   Quick reference

The Oxford Dictionary of Dance (2 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2010
Subject:
Performing arts, Dance, Music
Length:
255 words
Brazilian dancer, choreographer, and ballet director, who pioneered the development of Brazilian ballet. She studied with Maria Makarova and with teachers in America and Europe before ... More
Acis and Galatea

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The Oxford Dictionary of Dance (2 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2010
Subject:
Performing arts, Dance, Music
Length:
88 words

Ovid's story of the shepherd Acis and his love for the nymph Galatea (from Metamorphoses) has formed the basis of several ballet librettos, including ...

Acocella, Joan

Acocella, Joan (13 Apr. 1945)   Quick reference

The Oxford Dictionary of Dance (2 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2010
Subject:
Performing arts, Dance, Music
Length:
99 words

US dance writer. She studied at Smith College and at the Universities of Padua, California (Berkeley), and Rutgers, becoming critic for ...

Acogny, Germaine

Acogny, Germaine (1944)   Quick reference

The Oxford Dictionary of Dance (2 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2010
Subject:
Performing arts, Dance, Music
Length:
301 words
Sengalese dancer, choreographer teacher and director. She was introduced to traditional African dance through her grandmother, a Yoruba priestess, but she also trained in Western ... More
Acosta, Carlos

Acosta, Carlos (2 Jun. 1973)   Quick reference

The Oxford Dictionary of Dance (2 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2010
Subject:
Performing arts, Dance, Music
Length:
243 words
Cuban dancer and director. He studied at the National Ballet School of Cuba from 1983, then at Pinar del Rio. He worked with several companies in S. America and Italy, winning a gold medal ... More
Acrobats of God

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The Oxford Dictionary of Dance (2 ed.)

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2010
Subject:
Performing arts, Dance, Music
Length:
59 words

Modern dance work in one act with choreography and costumes by Graham, music by Carlos Surinach, and set by Noguchi...

Adage

Adage   Reference library

The International Encyclopedia of Dance

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2005
Subject:
Performing arts, Dance, Music
Length:
1,151 words

In the context of a classical ballet class, adage (It., adagio, “slowly,” “at a leisurely pace”) covers a wide

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