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Form 20-F

In the USA, the form required by the Securities and Exchange Commission for the filing of annual results by non-US companies.

snakes

snakes  

Proverbial allusions to the snake focus on its venomous bite as representing a lurking danger; it is a type of deceit and treachery, as with reference to the fable by Aesop, in which the man who had ...
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archive  

A historical document. The plural form is also applied to the place where such documents are housed, e.g. a county record office.
wealth

wealth  

The total value of a person's net assets. Wealth may be held in various forms: these include money, shares in companies, debt instruments, land, buildings, intellectual property such as patents and ...
Egypt

Egypt  

Pre‐PtolemaicDuring the New Kingdom (Dynasties 18–20, c.1575–1087bc) Egypt expanded into Asia. This great age of Egyptian militarism created in the 18th Dynasty an empire which stretched from the ...
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Magic bullet a medicine or other remedy with wonderful or highly specific properties, especially one that has not yet been discovered. Recorded from the mid 20th century, the term may come from ...
Zanuck, Darryl F[rancis]

Zanuck, Darryl F[rancis] (1902–1979)   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to the American Musical

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2009
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Performing arts, Music
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...Life of the Party ( 1930 ), 42 nd Street ( 1933 ), Gold Diggers of 1933 , Footlight Parade ( 1933 ), and Broadway Through a Keyhole ( 1933 ), often contributing to the scripts as well. He left Warners in 1933 and helped form 20th Century Pictures, which merged with Fox with himself as studio head. Zanuck's musicals at 20th Century -Fox include Folies Bergere de Paris ( 1935 ), Metropolitan ( 1935 ), Thanks a Million ( 1935 ), King of Burlesque ( 1936 ), Captain January ( 1936 ), Sing, Baby, Sing ( 1936 ), Pigskin Parade ( 1936 ), On...

20th Century-Fox

20th Century-Fox   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to the American Musical

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2009
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Performing arts, Music
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356 words

...th Century-Fox . The film studio was formed in 1935 with a merger between the established Fox Film Corporation, going back to the nickelodeon days and incorporated in 1915 , and the newly formed Twentieth Century, a production company founded in 1933 by Darryl F. Zanuck and Joseph M. Schenck . Even before the merger, Shirley Temple rose as the predominant star at Fox and continued to remain box office gold for the rest of the decade. Other musical stars that shone at 20th Century-Fox were Alice Faye , Sonja Henie , Don Ameche , Betty Grable , and...

Corsaire, Le

Corsaire, Le   Quick reference

The Oxford Dictionary of Dance (2 ed.)

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2010
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Performing arts, Dance, Music
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...scene to music by Delibes . The ballet's most significant staging occurred in 1899 when Petipa completely reworked it for the Mariinsky (with additional music by Drigo and Minkus ) with Pierina Legnani as Medora. This is the production which formed the basis for subsequent Russian stagings during the 20th century, including Gorsky's (Bolshoi, 1912 ) that gave Conrad and Medora a new love duet, Gusev's (Maly, 1955 ) and K. Sergeyev's 1973 . In 2007 Ratmansky staged a reconstructed version of the 1899 production for the Bolshoi, which re-instated...

Rodeo

Rodeo   Reference library

The International Encyclopedia of Dance

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2005
Subject:
Performing arts, Dance, Music
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473 words

...and Dancers (November 1990): 21–23. de Mille, Agnes . Dance to the Piper . Boston, 1952. Maynard, Olga . The American Ballet . Philadelphia, 1959. Reynolds, Nancy , and Susan Reimer-Torn . Dance Classics . Pennington, N.J., 1991. Rosen, Lillie F. Talking with Agnes de Mille . Attitude 8.3 (1992): 20–24. Windreich, Leland . Agnes . Dance International 21.4 (Winter 1993–1994): 10–13. Leland...

Tikhomirov, Vasily

Tikhomirov, Vasily (March 1876)   Reference library

The International Encyclopedia of Dance

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2005
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Performing arts, Dance, Music
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...Vasily ( Vasilii Dmitrievich Tikhomirov ; born 17 [29] March 1876 in Moscow, died 20 June 1956 in Moscow), Russian dancer and teacher. Tikhomirov studied from 1886 to 1891 at the Moscow Imperial Theater School under Ivan Yrmolov , and from 1892 to 1893 at the Saint Petersburg Imperial Theater School, where his teachers were Pavel Gerdt , Platon Karsavin , and Aleksandr Shiriaev . Beginning in 1893 he was the leading dancer of the Bolshoi Theater ballet company, performing mainly roles in the classical repertory. He was an ardent...

Bournonville, August

Bournonville, August (21 Aug. 1805)   Quick reference

The Oxford Dictionary of Dance (2 ed.)

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2010
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... Mit Theaterliv in three parts ( 1848 , 1865 , and 1877 ), which were translated into English as My Theatre Life (Middletown, Conn., 1979 ). After his death Bournonville's ballets continued to form the core of the Danish Ballet's repertory, and the preservation of his choreography and his style was undertaken by Beck in the early years of the 20th century. Beck's retirement brought about a temporary eclipsing of Bournonville but since 1950 , regular ballet festivals in Copenhagen have showcased the repertory and a succession of scholars and...

Ansermet, Ernest

Ansermet, Ernest (11 November 1883)   Reference library

The International Encyclopedia of Dance

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Current Version:
2005
Subject:
Performing arts, Dance, Music
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555 words

...Ernest (born 11 November 1883 in Vevey, Switzerland, died 20 February 1969 in Geneva), Swiss conductor. Ansermet first trained as a mathematician, following his father's profession, and was a professor of mathematics at the University of Lausanne from 1905 to 1909 . His interest in music developed during this time, and he took lessons in composition with Ernest Bloch . In 1910 he decided to make music his career and conducted his first concerts at Lausanne and Montreux. His conducting technique was mainly acquired by observing others. He...

Caffarelli

Caffarelli (12 April 1710)   Reference library

The Grove Book of Opera Singers (2 ed.)

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2009
Subject:
Music, Opera, Performing arts
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699 words

...Fabricio and Nicola Porpora's Germanico in Germania in 1732 . After singing in Pistoia, Genoa, Venice, Milan and Bologna ( 1730–33 ), he made his Naples début in Leonardo Leo's Il castello d’Atlante ( 1734 ), and settled there in a post in the royal chapel. Over the next 20 years he appeared at Naples in operas by Giovanni Pergolesi (including the title role in Adriano in Siria , 1734 ), Porpora, Hasse, David Perez , Leo (including Orestes in Andromaca , 1742 ), Gaetano Latilla , Sarro, Leonardo Vinci , Gioacchino Cocchi , Girolamo Abos ,...

Orfeo ed Euridice

Orfeo ed Euridice   Quick reference

The Grove Book of Operas (2 ed.)

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2008
Subject:
Music, Opera, Performing arts
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4,719 words

...Qui t'amène, B♭ 20 Aria (Orfeo): Mille pene, c 23 Air (Orphée): Ah! La flamme, c 21 Coro: Ah, quale incognito affetto, c 24 Choeur: Par quels puissants remords, g 22 Aria (Orfeo): Men tiranno, c 25 Air (Orphée): La tendresse, g 23 Coro: Ah, quale incognito affetto, f 26 Choeur: Quels chants doux, f 27 Air de Furies, d ( N ) Scene ii Scene ii 24 Ballo, F 28 Ballet des Ombres heureuses a ) Lent tres doux, F b ) Même mouvement, d ( N ) c ) 28a , F ( N ) d ) Air, C ( N ) 29 Air (Eurydice, Choeur): Cet asile, F ( N ) 30 Ritournelle, F ( N ) Scene iii 25...

Balanchine, George

Balanchine, George (22 Jan. 1904)   Quick reference

The Oxford Dictionary of Dance (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2010
Subject:
Performing arts, Dance, Music
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... and ballet director . Arguably the single most influential figure in 20th-century ballet and widely regarded as the chief architect of classical ballet in the US. He is most closely associated with New York City Ballet which he founded with Lincoln Kirstein . Balanchine trained at the Petrograd Ballet School ( 1914–21 ) and graduated into GATOB (as the Mariinsky company was then known) in 1921 . He began choreographing in 1920 while still a student and, mentored by F. Lopukhov , exhibited precocious signs of artistic independence. In 1924 ,...

Rubinstein, Ida

Rubinstein, Ida (5 October 1883)   Reference library

The International Encyclopedia of Dance

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2005
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...Claudel began work on a version of the story of Joan of Arc, which in its completed form was a collaboration between Claudel and Honneger. As Jeanne au Bûcher , it was performed once in Basel in 1938 and in a concert version in June 1939 at the Palais de Chaillot, Paris. This was Ida Rubinstein's last public performance. But it seems unlikely that she intended to end her career with this work, as she was then working on three other projects ( Orienne la Sans Egale by F. Schmitts, Le Chevalier Errant by Jacques Ibert, and L'Histoire de Tobie et de...

Tetley, Glen

Tetley, Glen (3 February 1926)   Reference library

The International Encyclopedia of Dance

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

...ed. London, 1981. Christofis, Lee . Glen Tetley: Fusing Classical and Modern . Dance Australia , no. 57 (1991–1992): 33–36. Crabb, Michael F. Tetley Makes La Ronde Go 'Round . Dance Magazine (July 1988): 36–40. Rogosin, Elinor . The Dance Makers: Conversations with American Choreographers . New York, 1980. Williams, Peter . Prospero's Island: Glen Tetley Talks to Peter Williams . Dance and Dancers (May 1979): 20–21. Allen...

Caruso, Enrico

Caruso, Enrico (25 Feb 1873)   Reference library

The Grove Book of Opera Singers (2 ed.)

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2009
Subject:
Music, Opera, Performing arts
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881 words
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...appearances were as Canio, Enzo, Radames, Rodolfo and Cavaradossi. He returned to Italy only for benefit performances of Pagliacci in Rome ( 1914 , at the Costanzi) and Milan ( 1915 , at the Verme). He sang several times in Latin America (Havana, Mexico City, São Paulo) in 1917–20 . His last public appearance was in Fromental Halévy's La Juive , at the Metropolitan on 24 December 1920 . He died of a lung ailment. Because of his incomplete and irregular training, Caruso began his career with certain technical deficiencies. In his early years he was ill at...

Paris Opera Ballet

Paris Opera Ballet   Quick reference

The Oxford Dictionary of Dance (2 ed.)

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2010
Subject:
Performing arts, Dance, Music
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832 words

...over male roles en travestie. The Paris Opera moved to the Palais Garnier in 1875 , where it remains today. Mérante's Sylvia ( 1876 ), L. Petipa 's Namouna ( 1882 ), and Mérante's Les Deux Pigeons ( 1886 ) were the final successes of the 19th century. By the start of the 20th century, the company was in serious decline. Despite the presence of some fine French dancers and regular guest ballerinas like Mauri and Zambelli , the serious repertory was crowded out by opera divertissements. It was the Paris seasons of Diaghilev's Ballets Russes which...

Gorsky, Aleksandr

Gorsky, Aleksandr (August 1871)   Reference library

The International Encyclopedia of Dance

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2005
Subject:
Performing arts, Dance, Music
Length:
2,239 words

...Rampa i Zhizn (1 June 1914). Scholl, Tim . From Petipa to Balanchine: Classical Revival and the Modernization of Ballet New York, 1994. Souritz, Elizabeth . Soviet Choreographers in the 1920s Translated by Lynn Visson . Durham, N.C., 1990. Troziner, F. F. Novoe v balete . St. Petersburg Gazette 19–20 (January 1902). Elizabeth...

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