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Cort Theatre

(New York). One of Broadway's smaller and most engaging theatres, the Cort on West 48th Street was designed by Edward B. Corey to hold a thousand spectators comfortably in an ...

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The International Encyclopedia of Dance

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Performing arts, Dance, Music
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...the many new and surprising stage effects that were made possible with the opening of Copenhagen's new Royal Theater in 1874 . The last Bournonville composer to work within the historical Nordic genre was Peter (Arnold) Heise ( 1830–1879 ). For the ballet about a seventeenth-century Danish sea hero, Cort Adeler in Venice ( 1870 ), Heise wrote a charming score, with fine, soft instrumentation that emphasized the ballet's various local colors. Cort Adeler differs from most of Bournonville's other ballets in that it eschewed the widespread practice of...