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1. p20-ARC One of the subunits of ARP2/3. 2. p20-CGGBP (CGG-binding protein1) A protein that binds to the unmethylated form of the trinucleotide repeat ...

Ives, Charles

Ives, Charles (20 Oct. 1874)   Quick reference

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...Ives, Charles ( b Danbury, Conn. , 20 Oct. 1874 ; d New York , 19 May 1954 ) US composer . He wrote no ballet scores but his concert music has been used several times for dance, such as Balanchine 's Ivesiana (New York City Ballet, 1954 ), H. Spoerli 's Flowing Landscapes (Basel, 1975 ), and P. Martins 's Calcium Light Night (Spokane, Washington, 1977...

Flick und Flocks Abenteuer

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...Flick und Flocks Abenteuer (Eng. title Flik and Flok ) Comedy ballet in three acts with choreography by P. Taglioni and music by Hertel . Premiered 20 Sept. 1858 at the Court Opera Berlin. This colourful tale of two friends' magical adventures was hugely popular, receiving over 400 performances in Berlin between 1858 and 1885 . It was revived for Milan ( 1862 ) and Vienna ( 1865...

Folk Tale, A

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...Folk Tale, A (orig. Dan. title Et folkesagn ) Ballet in three acts with choreography and libretto by Bournonville , music by N. Gade and J. P. Hartmann , and design by Christensen , Lund , and Lehmann . Premiered 20 Mar. 1854 by the Royal Danish Ballet, Copenhagen, with J. Price . It is based on a Danish fairy story about a girl, Hilda, who lives with the trolls and saves a young nobleman Ove from their power, echoing the supernatural focus of Giselle , created thirteen years earlier. It has been revived in major productions by Lander and ...

Saisons, Les

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...Saisons, Les (orig. Russ. title Vremena goda ) Ballet in one act, with choreography by Petipa , music by Glazunov , and design by P. Lambin and I. Ponomariov . Premiered 20 Feb. 1900 at St Petersburg's Hermitage Theatre, with Pavlova , Preobrajenska , Kshessinska, and Legat. It is essentially a grand divertissement, which depicts each of the four seasons and concludes with an apotheosis of the stars. Later versions include Legat ( 1907 ), A. Varlamov (Bolshoi Ballet, 1959 ), and Cranko (Stuttgart, 1962 ). Pavlova's company often danced the...

There is a Time

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...There is a Time Modern dance in one act with choreography by Limón , music by Dello Joio , and costumes by P. Lawrence . Premiered 20 Apr. 1956 by the José Limón Dance Company at the Juilliard Concert Hall, New York, with Limón , Koner , Currier , B. Jones , L. Nielsen , and Hoving . The ballet is based on the passage from Ecclesiastes: ‘To everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the...

Fille de marbre, La

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...Fille de marbre, La Ballet in two acts with choreography and libretto by Saint-Léon , music by Pugni , sets by C. A. Cambon and J. Thierry , and costumes by P. Lormier . Premiered 20 Oct. 1847 at Paris Opera with Cerrito, Saint-Léon, and Desplaches. It tells the story of a sculptor who falls in love with his beautiful marble statue. The devil agrees to bring the marble girl to life on condition that she herself does not fall in love. When she fails to comply, she is returned to...

Lorrayne, Vyvyan

Lorrayne, Vyvyan (20 Apr. 1939)   Quick reference

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...Vyvyan ( b Pretoria , 20 Apr. 1939 ) S. African dancer . She studied with Salaman and Faith de Villiers, danced with Durban Civic Ballet, then studied further at the Royal Ballet School from 1956 . In 1957 she joined Covent Garden Opera Ballet and then the Royal Ballet where she was appointed principal in 1967 . A softly classical stylist, she created roles in several ballets including Ashton 's Monotones ( 1965 ), Jazz Calendar and Enigma Variations (both 1968 ), Hynd 's Charlotte Brontë ( 1974 ), P. Wright 's Arpège and El amor...

Peter and the Wolf

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..., 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...

Dracula ballets

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...Dracula ballets The legend of the vampires became extremely popular among choreographers in the late 20th century, inspiring well over twenty works within two decades. Bram Stoker's novel Dracula has been the direct basis of several versions, including Stuart Sebastian (mus. various, Royal Ballet of Flanders, 1991 ), Gable and Pink (mus. P. Feeney , Northern Ballet Theatre, 1996 and revived for Royal New Zealand Ballet, Norwegian National Ballet, Atlanta and Colorado Ballets among others), and Mark Godden (mus. Mahler , Royal Winnipeg Ballet, ...

Horta, Rui

Horta, Rui (20 Apr. 1957)   Quick reference

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...Horta, Rui ( b Lisbon , 20 Apr. 1957 ) Portuguese-German dancer and choreographer . He studied with the Gulbenkian Ballet and in the US with Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater and on his return to Portugal directed Lisbon Dance Company, becoming founder director of the Frankfurt-based S.O.A.P. Dance Theatre in 1991 . His works have been driven as much by ideas as pure dance, for example Object Constant ( 1994 ) which offers a witty deconstruction of the conventions of post-modern performance. He has also choreographed works for several other...

Bessmertnova, Natalia

Bessmertnova, Natalia (19 July 1941)   Reference library

The International Encyclopedia of Dance

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.... Ballet Review 21 (Summer 1993): 13–20. Demidov, Alexander P. The Russian Ballet: Past and Present . Translated by Guy Daniels . Garden City, N.Y., 1977. Demidov, Alexander P. Garmonia Tvorchestva . Ogonek , no. 7 (February 1984). Demidov, Alexander P. Zolotoy vek Natalia Bessmertnova . Teatralnaia Zhizn 11 (June 1984). Demidov, Alexander P. A Bolshoi Ballerina: Natalia Bessmertnova . Translated by Yuri S. Shirokov . London, 1986. Lvov-Anokhin, Boris . Mastera Bolshogo Baleta . Moscow, 1976. Alexander P. Demidov Translated from...

Johansson, Christian

Johansson, Christian (20 May 1817)   Quick reference

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...Johansson, Christian ( b Stockholm , 20 May 1817 ; d St Petersburg , 25 Dec. 1903 ) Swedish dancer and teacher . Although Swedish, he spent most of his career in Russia. He studied at the Royal Swedish Ballet School from 1829 and with Bournonville in Copenhagen. In 1837 he was appointed premier danseur in Stockholm where he partnered M. Taglioni but in 1841 moved to St Petersburg where, after a successful debut in La Gitana , he was made premier danseur. He remained at the Imperial Theatres until 1869 , creating roles in several ballets...

Belgium

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...however, until well into the 20th century, and most of those working in Belgium were foreigners. After the First World War a resident ballet company was established at the Monnaie, and ballet productions began to proliferate. During the 1930s the first modern dance activity emerged Elsa Darciel, Lea Daan, and Isa Voos, most of it within the expressionist mid‐European style. In 1947 the first independent ballet company in Belgium, Ballet Belges, was formed, although it was short-lived. In 1960 Béjart founded the Ballet of the 20th Century in Brussels, a...

Royal Danish Ballet

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...M. Vangsaae , F. Schaufuss , N. B. Larsen , T. Lander , E. Bruhn , P. Martins , P. Schaufuss , I. Andersen , A. Laerkesen , V. Flindt , J. Eliasen , Lis Jeppesen , L. Riggins , and J. Kobborg . During the 1950s and 1960s many guest choreographers, including Balanchine, Robbins, Ashton, Petit, and MacMillan, worked with the company and in 1966 Flindt was appointed director. He worked to restore the balance between the 19th-century classics (Bournonville, Petipa, etc.) and 20th-century dance works, both established and newly created. He added...

Róna, Viktor

Róna, Viktor (17 August 1936)   Reference library

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.... Hungarian Dance News , no. 5 (1980): 4. Körtvélyes, Géza , and György Lőrinc . The Budapest Ballet: The Ballet Ensemble of the Hungarian State Opera House . Vol. 1. Translated by Gedeon P. Dienes and Éva Rácz . Budapest, 1971. Róna, Viktor (1936–1994) . Táncművészet 1–12 (1994): 88 (obituary). Viktor Róna . Ballet Today (August–September 1963): 18–20. Gedeon P....

Győr Ballet

Győr Ballet   Reference library

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...of the dancers and by a rich variety of human messages. The company has toured extensively in Europe. See also the entry on Markó . Dienes, Gedeon P. Report: Hungary . Ballet International 7 (September 1984): 40–43. Dienes, Gedeon P. , and Lívia Fuchs , eds. A Színpadi tánc történeté Magyarországon . Budapest, 1989. Fuchs, Lívia . The Győr Ballet Abroad . Hungarian Dance News , no. 1 (1987): 20–21. Kaán, Zsuzsa . Twentieth-Century Mystery Plays by the Győr Ballet . Hungarian Dance News , no. 3–4 (1984): 3–4. Kaposi, Edit . Hungarian Dance...

Grisi, Carlotta

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...Grisi, Carlotta ( b Visinada , Jun. 1819 ; d St Jean, Switzerland , 20 May 1899 ) Italian dancer . One of the great ballerinas of the Romantic era, she earned her place in history by creating the title role in Giselle . She studied at the La Scala ballet school in Milan with Claude Guillet and joined the La Scala corps de ballet in 1829 while still a child. In 1834 , while on tour in Italy, the 14-year-old Grisi met Jules Perrot, who was to become the most important influence in her career. He choreographed most of his important ballets for her;...

Beaumont, Cyril William

Beaumont, Cyril William (1 Nov. 1891)   Quick reference

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...Beaumont, Cyril William ( b London , 1 Nov. 1891 ; d London , 24 May 1976 ) British critic , writer , bookseller , and publisher . One of the most important dance historians of the 20th century. He wrote more than 40 books on ballet, including the Complete Book of Ballets , and translated many early writings on the subject by Noverre, P. Rameau , and Gautier . He also recorded and preserved the Cecchetti system of training, and founded the Cecchetti Society to further the master's teaching methods. He became a ballet fan after seeing Pavlova...

Dance Theatre of Harlem

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...its European debut at the Spoleto Festival and in 1981 it became the first black company to appear at Covent Garden. Mitchell subsequently nurtured many impressive dancers including the ballerina V. Johnson and male principals P. Russell, J. Cippola, and D. Williams. The company's repertoire not only boasted a wide range of 20th-century classics, including works by Nijinska , de Mille , and Balanchine but also a distinctive black classicism. Works by choreographers like Holder and Vincent Mantsoe drew on the company's African and African-American...

MacMillan, Sir Kenneth

MacMillan, Sir Kenneth (11 Dec. 1929)   Quick reference

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...MacMillan, Sir Kenneth ( b Dunfermline , 11 Dec. 1929 ; d London , 29 Oct. 1992 ) British dancer , choreographer , and ballet director . One of the major choreographers of the 20th century, and also one of the most innovative in British ballet. He studied with Phyllis Adams in Great Yarmouth and at the Sadler's Wells Ballet School (from 1945 ), joining Sadler's Wells Theatre Ballet in 1946 and Sadler's Wells Ballet (later the Royal Ballet) in 1948 . By 1952 however his dancing career was blighted by severe stage fright and he returned to SWTB...

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