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Odysseus ballets

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...Odysseus ballets The decade-long wanderings of the legendary king of Ithaca have inspired many ballets, dating as far back as Hilverding 's Ulisses und Circe (Vienna, c .1740 ). 19th-century interpretations included G. Gioia 's Il ritorno d'Ulisse (Naples, 1804 ) and Milon 's Le Retour d'Ulysse (Paris, 1807 ), those of the 20th century included Hanka 's Homerische Sinfonie (mus. T. Berger , Vienna, 1950 ), Gruber 's Neue Odyssee (mus. V. Bruns , East Berlin State Opera, 1957 ), Murray Louis 's Odyssey (mus. I. Fiedel , New York, 1960...

Peter and the Wolf

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...with Loring , Dollar , V. Essen , K. Conrad , and Stroganova . The ballet follows Prokofiev's story of Peter's adventures in taming the predatory Wolf. Later versions include F. Staff 's for Ballet Rambert ( 1940 ), G. Blank 's (Berlin, 1954 ), A. Varlamov 's for the Bolshoi Ballet ( 1959 ), P. Belda 's for Ballet of the 20th Century ( 1966 ), and Matthew Hart 's for the Royal Ballet School ( 1995 ), later taken into the Royal Ballet...

Diaghilev, Serge

Diaghilev, Serge (31 Mar. 1872)   Quick reference

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...of the way that Diaghilev's artist-designers (e.g. Matisse , Braque , di Chirico , and Miró ) enlivened the possibilities of stage design with their own unique aesthetic. Diaghilev also encouraged leading new composers to write scores for him, many of which revolutionized both the genre of ballet music and also the principles of musical composition, e.g. Stravinsky's Petrushka and The Rite of Spring , Satie's Parade , and Debussy's Jeux . Diaghilev also nurtured the talents of some of the 20th century's greatest choreographers, including Fokine...

Singapore

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...up to Western influences before the mid‐20th century. In 1950 the Goh sisters founded the Singapore Academy for the teaching of ballet and in 1988 the city founded its first professional classical company, Singapore Dance Theatre. This was dedicated to Singapore-born choreographer Choo-San Goh , who developed an international reputation before his premature death, and SDT continues to perform many of his ballets as well as a selection of the 19th-century classics and works by Balanchine Kyli án, Duato, and G. Murphy among others. It also showcases...

Manon

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The International Encyclopedia of Dance

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... Manon . Dance Magazine (August 1974): 46–52. Newman, Barbara . Antoinette Sibley: Reflections of a Ballerina . London, 1986. Reiter, Susan . Making Do . Dance View 11 (Winter 1993–1994): 24–28. Sulcas, Roslyn . Manon Revisited. Dance and Dancers (February–March 1991): 18–20. Thorpe, Edward . Kenneth MacMillan: The Man and the Ballets . London, 1985. Barbara...

Preljocaj, Angelin

Preljocaj, Angelin (9 Jan. 1957)   Quick reference

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...and often surreal staging, and while it is rooted in the idioms of his modern dance background it has also acquired an overlay of classical detail and reference. Some of Preljocaj's most successful work has been choreographed in homage to ballet classics of the early 20th century, e.g. Les Noces ( 1989 ), Parade (Paris Opera, 1993 ), and Spectre de la rose (Paris Opera, 1993 ). A list of his other works includes Black Market ( 1985 ), To Our Heroes ( 1986 ), Romeo and Juliet ( 1990 , Lyon), Bitter America ( 1990 ), The World Skin ( 1992...

Bavarian State Ballet

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... 1989 the company became independent of the opera and its name changed to Bavarian State Ballet. Since then its core repertoire has been based in the classics and in 20th-century heritage works by Cranko, Balanchine , and others; but the company has also honoured its tradition of presenting new or experimental works, acquiring repertory by Forsythe , Ek , Tharp , Childs , Teshigawara, and G. Murphy. In 2009 the company took part in Kylián 's Migratory Birds , a multi-disciplinary installation that took place in many different spaces within the...

Farrell, Suzanne

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...Balanchine to breaking-point. A year later she left to dance with Béjart's Ballet of the 20th Century, where as the company's new star she created roles in several of his works, including Sonate ( 1970 ), Nijinsky , clown de Dieu ( 1971 ), and I trionfi ( 1974 ). In 1975 she returned to NYCB where, dancing with an even greater technical authority she assumed many of her old roles as well as creating several new ones, for example in Robbins 's Piano Concerto in G ( 1975 ) and Balanchine 's Union Jack ( 1976 ), Vienna Waltzes ( 1977 ), ...

fashion

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...the 20th century fashion designers also began to be directly commissioned to create costumes for dance—sometimes to create a particular look for the dancers, sometimes to bring in the added cachet of a voguish name. Diaghilev was one of the first directors to collaborate with a major fashion talent, commissioning Chanel to design the costumes for Le Train bleu (chor. Nijinska , 1924 ) with its cast of chic young people. (The work of his own designers, especially Bakst, also, conversely, had a profound influence on contemporary fashion designers, e.g....

Rosen, Elsa-Marianne Von

Rosen, Elsa-Marianne Von (21 March 1924)   Reference library

The International Encyclopedia of Dance

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...ballerina . Stockholm, 1953. Lidova, Irène . Une heure avec Elsa Marianne von Rosen . Saisons de la Danse , no. 89 (December 1976): 19–20. Näslund, Erik . Elsa Marianne von Rosen och Göteborgbaletten . Dans , no. 5 (November 1974): 7–41. Näslund, Erik . Birgit Cullbergs Fröken Julie en svensk balettklassiker . Stockholm, 1995. Percival, John . Danish Tarantella in Sweden . Dance and Dancers (April 1971): 20–22. Percival, John . A Question of Repertory: The Malmö Ballet . Dance and Dancers (December 1983): 35–36. Williams, Peter , and John...

dance notation

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...dance notation Dance only acquired a fully comprehensive system of notation during the 20th century, which means that many ballets prior to this date were either lost or handed down in partial form. The fact that movement requires both spatial and temporal notation makes it hard to record accurately on paper although attempts to do so date back to the late 15th century. In early notation, letters were used to denote various steps, e.g. R for reverence, s for single, d for double. This method was used in two surviving manuscripts: Margherita d'Austria's Livre...

Dudinskaya, Natalia

Dudinskaya, Natalia (August 1912)   Reference library

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...'s Leningrad's Ballet . London, 1981. Gregory, John . Natalia Dudinskaya . The Dancing Times (October 1970): 20–21. Joel, Lydia . A Friendly Visit . Dance Magazine (November 1964): 18–21, 68–69. Krasovskaya, Vera . Nataliia Dudinskaia (in Russian). Leningrad, 1982. Kremshevskaia, G. D. Nataliia Dudinskaia (in Russian). Leningrad, 1964. Martin, John . Reports from Russia . Dance Magazine (September 1956): 14–21, 58–64. Movshenson, A. G. Nataliia Dudinskaia (in Russian). Leningrad, 1951. Slonimsky, Yuri . Natalia Dudinskaya. In The Soviet...

Beck, Hans

Beck, Hans (31 May 1861)   Reference library

The International Encyclopedia of Dance

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...Martins , can be traced back to Hans Beck. Throughout his career, Beck was also involved with a large school for social dancing. Anderson, Jack , and George Dorris . A Conversation with Svend Kragh-Jacobsen . Ballet Review 5.4 (1975–1976): 1–20. Beck, Hans . Fra livet og dansen . Copenhagen, 1944. Veale, Tom G. Bournonville Preserved: The Story of Hans Beck . Dance Magazine (August 1965): 52–53, 64–65. Archive Theater History Museum, Copenhagen. Allan...

Benserade, Isaac De

Benserade, Isaac De (1612)   Reference library

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...Isaac De (born 1612 in Lyon-la-Forêt, died 20 October 1691 in Gentilly), French poet and librettist. De Benserade is best known as librettist of the ballets of Louis XIV . A member of the inner circle of the court, he found in the ballet fertile ground for cultivating his distinctly original talent. In Cassandre ( 1651 ), his first ballet de cour , he blended flattery and irony in verses that evoked the ugliness of the marquis de Genlis and the erudition of the marquis de Montglas, but only rarely the low social status of professional...

Gert, Valeska

Gert, Valeska (11 January 1892)   Reference library

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...Gert, Valeska . Mein Weg Leipzig, 1931. Gert, Valeska . Die Bettlerbar von New York Berlin, 1950. Gert, Valeska . Ich bin eine Hexe Munich, 1968. Gert, Valeska . Katze von Kampen Percha, 1973. Gert, Valeska . Mary Wigman and Valeska Gert (1926). Tanzdrama 19 (1992): 20–23. Hoffmann, Christine . Deutschsprachige Ausdruckstänzerinnen und ihre Emigration . Tanzforschung Jahrbuch 4 (1993): 43–59. Keersmaeker, Anne Teresa de . Valeska Gert . Drama Review 25 (Fall 1981): 55–66. Peter, Frank-Manuel . Valeska Gert: Tänzerin, Schauspielerin,...

Koni, Fedor

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...for “it is hard to convince oneself that events of world importance are unraveling from the pointed toe of a graceful ballerina.” [For similar discussion, see the entries on Levinson , Svetlov , Volynsky , and Zotov .] Koni, Fedor . Teatral'nyi Benefis g-zha Glushkovskoi . Molva , no. 20 (1831). Koni, Fedor , ed. Panteon russkago i vsiekh evropeiskikh teatrov . Saint Petersburg, 1840–. Koni, Fedor . Teatral'naia letopis'—Bol'shoi teatr—Satanilla, ili Liubov' i ad . Panteon , no. 3 (1848). Koni, Fedor . Balet v Peterburge . Panteon i Repertuar...

Pushkin, Aleksandr

Pushkin, Aleksandr (7 September 1907)   Reference library

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...Aleksandr ( Aleksandr Ivanovich Pushkin ; born 7 September 1907 in Mikulino, Russia, died 20 March 1970 in Leningrad), dancer and teacher. Pushkin studied at the School of Russian Ballet under Akim Volynsky , Nadezhda Nikolaeva , and Aleksandr Chekrygin ; Nikolai Legat occasionally attended lessons. In the summers Pushkin was trained by Agrippina Vaganova . In March 1923 he was admitted to the Leningrad Choreographic Institute, where he studied in Vladimir Ponomarev 's class for two years. In 1925 Pushkin and Marina Semenova danced the...

Volynsky, Akim

Volynsky, Akim (11 April 1865)   Reference library

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....] Souritz, Elizabeth . Soviet Choreographers in the 1920s . Translated by Lynn Visson . Durham, N.C., 1990. Leontev, L. V. V zashchitu padaiushchego Gosudarstvennogo baleta . Zhizn' iskusstva (26–27 June 1920). Volynsky, Akim . Baletmeisterskii vopros (B. G. Romanov) . Birzhevye vedomosti (20 February 1915). Volynsky, Akim . Reforma Gosudarstvennogo baleta: Otkrytoe pis'mo narkomu prosveshcheniia A. V. Lunacharskomu . Zhizn' iskusstva (29–31 May 1920). Volynsky, Akim . Leonardo da Vinchi . St. Petersburg, 1922. Volynsky, Akim . Gde byt' russkomu...

Argentina

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...dancers in an aircrash. Since then its directors have included Antonio Truyol , Ferri , Enrique Lommi , Bruno d'Astoli , Raquel Rosito , Ricardo Bustamente (appointed 1998 ), and Araiz (appointed 2005 ). It continues to perform a varied repertory of classics and 20th-century works. The Colón's associated school, the Instituto Superior de Arte del Teatro Colón has produced many international star dancers, most recently Bocca , Guerra, Nuñez; and Herrera , who frequently return to guest with the company. The first modern dance company in...

Valois, (Dame) Ninette de

Valois, (Dame) Ninette de (6 Jun. 1898)   Quick reference

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... (mus. Handel , arr. Beecham , Camargo Society, 1932 ), The Wise and Foolish Virgins (mus. Atterberg , Vic-Wells, 1933 ), Bar aux Folies-Bergère (mus. Chabrier , Ballet Rambert , 1934 ), The Haunted Ballroom (mus. G. Toye , Vic-Wells , 1934 ), La Jarre (mus. Casella , Vic-Wells, 1934 ), The Rake's Progress (mus. G. Gordon , Vic-Wells , 1935 ), The Gods Go a-Begging (mus. Handel , arr. Beecham, Vic-Wells, 1936 ), Barabau (mus. Rieti , Vic-Wells, 1936 ), Prometheus (mus. Beethoven , Vic-Wells, 1936 ), Checkmate (mus. Bliss...

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