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Index Ballet

Ballet is a type of performance dance that originated during the Italian Renaissance in the 15th century and later developed into a concert dance form in France and Russia. [1]

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Académie Royale de Danse

The Académie Royale de Danse, founded by letters patent on the initiative of King Louis XIV of France in March 1661, was the first dance institution established in the Western world.

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Acting is an activity in which a story is told by means of its enactment by an actor or actress who adopts a character—in theatre, television, film, radio, or any other medium that makes use of the mimetic mode.

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Adam Darius

Adam Darius (10 May 1930 – 3 December 2017) was an American dancer, mime artist, writer and choreographer.

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Aesthetics (also spelled esthetics) is a branch of philosophy that explores the nature of art, beauty, and taste, with the creation and appreciation of beauty.

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Agrippina Vaganova

Agrippina Yakovlevna Vaganova (Агриппина Яковлевна Ваганова; 26 June 1879 – 5 November 1951) was a Russian ballet teacher who developed the Vaganova method – the technique which derived from the teaching methods of the old Imperial Ballet School (today the Vaganova Academy of Russian Ballet) under the Premier Maître de Ballet Marius Petipa throughout the mid to late 19th century, though mostly throughout the 1880s and 1890s.

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Albert Roussel

Albert Charles Paul Marie Roussel (5 April 1869 – 23 August 1937) was a French composer.

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Alonzo King

Alonzo King, born in Georgia to civil-rights activists Slater King and Valencia King Nelson, is an American dancer and choreographer based in San Francisco, CA.

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Alonzo King LINES Ballet

The Alonzo King LINES Ballet (AKLB) is an American contemporary ballet company based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

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American Ballet Theatre

American Ballet Theatre (ABT) is a classical ballet company based in New York City.

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Anna Pavlova

Anna Pavlovna (Matveyevna) Pavlova (Анна Павловна (Матвеевна) Павлова; – January 23, 1931) was a Russian prima ballerina of the late 19th and the early 20th centuries.

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Antoine Bournonville

Antoine Bournonville (19 May 1760 – 11 January 1843) was a French ballet dancer a choreographer, active in the Royal Swedish Ballet and the Royal Danish Ballet and eventually ballet master in the latter.

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Apollo (ballet)

Apollo (originally Apollon musagète and variously known as Apollo musagetes, Apolo Musageta, and Apollo, Leader of the Muses) is a neoclassical ballet in two tableaux composed between 1927 and 1928 by Igor Stravinsky.

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Arthur Mitchell (dancer)

Arthur Mitchell (born March 27, 1934) is an African-American dancer and choreographer who created a training school and the first African-American classical ballet company, Dance Theatre of Harlem (DTH).

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August Bournonville

August Bournonville (21 August 1805 – 30 November 1879) was a Danish ballet master and choreographer.

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Balanchine method

Balanchine method is a commonly used alternative name for Balanchine technique, a ballet performance style invented by George Balanchine (1904-1983) during his long career as a dancer, choreographer, and teacher.

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Ballet blanc

In ballet, a ballet blanc ("white ballet") is a scene in which the ballerina and the female corps de ballet all wear white dresses or tutus.

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Ballet company

A ballet company is a type of dance troupe which performs classical ballet, neoclassical ballet, and/or contemporary ballet in the European tradition, plus managerial and support staff.

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Ballet dancer

A ballet dancer (ballerina fem., ballerino masc.) is a person who practices the art of classical ballet.

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Ballet master

Ballet Master (also Balletmaster, Ballet Mistress, Premier Maître de ballet or Premier Maître de ballet en Chef) is the term used for an employee of a ballet company who is responsible for the level of competence of the dancers in their company.

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Ballet technique

Ballet technique is the foundational principles of body movement and form used in ballet.

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Ballets de cour

Ballet de cour (court ballet) is the name given to ballets performed in the 16th and 17th centuries at courts.

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Ballets Russes

The Ballets Russes was an itinerant ballet company based in Paris that performed between 1909 and 1929 throughout Europe and on tours to North and South America.

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Ballon (ballet)

Ballon is the appearance of being lightweight and light-footed while jumping.

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Bournonville method

The Bournonville method is a ballet technique and training system devised by the Danish ballet master August Bournonville.

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British ballet

British ballet is most recognised for two leading methods, those of the Royal Ballet School and the Royal Academy of Dance.

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Catherine de' Medici

Catherine de Medici (Italian: Caterina de Medici,; French: Catherine de Médicis,; 13 April 1519 – 5 January 1589), daughter of Lorenzo II de' Medici and Madeleine de La Tour d'Auvergne, was an Italian noblewoman who was queen of France from 1547 until 1559, by marriage to King Henry II.

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César Franck

César-Auguste-Jean-Guillaume-Hubert Franck (10 December 1822 – 8 November 1890) was a composer, pianist, organist, and music teacher who worked in Paris during his adult life.

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Cecchetti method

The Cecchetti method is variously defined as a style of classical ballet and as a ballet training method devised by the Italian ballet master Enrico Cecchetti (1850–1928).

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Choreography (dance)

In dance, choreography is the act of designing dance.

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Classical ballet

Classical ballet is any of the traditional, formal styles of ballet that exclusively employ classical ballet technique.

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Classical music

Classical music is art music produced or rooted in the traditions of Western culture, including both liturgical (religious) and secular music.

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Complexions Contemporary Ballet

Complexions Contemporary Ballet is a contemporary ballet company founded in 1994 by Co-Artistic Directors Dwight Rhoden and Desmond Richardson based in New York City comprising about 14 classical and contemporary dancers.

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Concert dance

Concert dance (also known as performance dance or theatre dance in the United Kingdom) is dance performed for an audience.

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Contemporary ballet

Contemporary ballet is a genre of dance that incorporates elements of classical ballet and modern dance.

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Coppélia (sometimes subtitled: The Girl With The Enamel Eyes) is a comic ballet originally choreographed by Arthur Saint-Léon to the music of Léo Delibes, with libretto by Charles-Louis-Étienne Nuitter.

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Dance and health

Dance is an enjoyable health promoting physical activity which many people worldwide incorporate into their lifestyles today.

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Deuce Coupe

Deuce Coupe is a ballet by choreographer Twyla Tharp, set to music by the Beach Boys, for the Joffrey Ballet.

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A diminutive is a word that has been modified to convey a slighter degree of its root meaning, to convey the smallness of the object or quality named, or to convey a sense of intimacy or endearment.

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Enrico Cecchetti

Enrico Cecchetti (21 June 1850 in Rome – 13 November 1928 in Milan) was an Italian ballet dancer, mime, and founder of the Cecchetti method.

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Episodes (ballet)

Episodes is a two-part ballet made by Martha Graham and George Balanchine to Anton von Webern's Symphony, Op.

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Erik Bruhn

Erik Belton Evers Bruhn (3 October 1928 – 1 April 1986) was a Danish danseur, choreographer, artistic director, actor, and author.

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Fanny Elssler

Fanny Elssler (born Franziska Elßler; 23 June 1810 - 27 November 1884) was an Austrian ballerina of the Romantic Period.

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Frederick Ashton

Sir Frederick William Mallandaine Ashton (17 September 190418 August 1988) was a British ballet dancer and choreographer.

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French ballet

In the French courts during the 17th Century, ballet first begins to flourish with the help of several important men: King Louis XIV, Jean-Baptiste Lully, Pierre Beauchamps, and Molière.

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Galina Ulanova

Galína Sergéyevna Ulánova (Гали́на Серге́евна Ула́нова, 21 March 1998) was a Russian ballet dancer.

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Gelsey Kirkland

Gelsey Kirkland (born December 29, 1952) is an American ballerina.

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George Balanchine

George Balanchine (born Georgiy Melitonovich Balanchivadze; January 22, 1904April 30, 1983) was a choreographer.

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Gerald Arpino

Gerald Arpino (January 14, 1923 – October 29, 2008) was an American dancer and choreographer.

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Giselle (French: Giselle, ou les Wilis) is a romantic ballet in two acts.

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Glen Tetley

Glen Tetley (February 3, 1926 in Cleveland, Ohio – January 26, 2007 in Florida) was an American ballet and modern dancer as well as a choreographer who mixed ballet and modern dance to create a new way of looking at dance, and is best known for his piece Pierrot Lunaire.

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Glossary of ballet

Because ballet became formalized in France, a significant part of ballet terminology is in the French language.

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Greek language

Greek (Modern Greek: ελληνικά, elliniká, "Greek", ελληνική γλώσσα, ellinikí glóssa, "Greek language") is an independent branch of the Indo-European family of languages, native to Greece and other parts of the Eastern Mediterranean and the Black Sea.

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Hiplet (dance style)

Hiplet is a newly recognized dance style that fuses ballet with hip hop.

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Igor Stravinsky

Igor Fyodorovich Stravinsky (ˈiɡərʲ ˈfʲɵdərəvʲɪtɕ strɐˈvʲinskʲɪj; 6 April 1971) was a Russian-born composer, pianist, and conductor.

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Impressing the Czar

Impressing the Czar is a four-act, award-winning, postmodern Judith Mackrell, The Guardian, 7 November 2008 ballet choreographed by William Forsythe to music by Thom Willems, Leslie Stuck, Eva Crossman-Hecht, and Ludwig van Beethoven.

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Italian ballet

Italian ballet is the training methods and aesthetic qualities seen in classical ballet in Italy.

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Italian Renaissance

The Italian Renaissance (Rinascimento) was the earliest manifestation of the general European Renaissance, a period of great cultural change and achievement that began in Italy during the 14th century (Trecento) and lasted until the 17th century (Seicento), marking the transition between Medieval and Modern Europe.

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Jean-Baptiste Lully

Jean-Baptiste Lully (born Giovanni Battista Lulli,; 28 November 1632 – 22 March 1687) was an Italian-born French composer, instrumentalist, and dancer who spent most of his life working in the court of Louis XIV of France.

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Jean-Georges Noverre

Jean-Georges Noverre (29 April 1727 19 October 1810) was a French dancer and balletmaster, and is generally considered the creator of ballet d'action, a precursor of the narrative ballets of the 19th century.

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Jiří Kylián

Jiří Kylián (born 21 March 1947) is a Czech former dancer and contemporary dance choreographer.

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Jules Perrot

Jules-Joseph Perrot (18 August 1810 – 29 August 1892) was a dancer and choreographer who later became Balletmaster of the Imperial Ballet in St. Petersburg, Russia.

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La Sylphide

La Sylphide (The Sylph; Sylfiden) is a romantic ballet in two acts.

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Latin (Latin: lingua latīna) is a classical language belonging to the Italic branch of the Indo-European languages.

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Lev Ivanov

Lev Ivanovich Ivanov (Лев Ива́нович Ива́нов; 2 March 1834, Moscow – 24 December 1901, Saint Petersburg) was a Russian ballet dancer and choreographer and later, Second Balletmaster of the Imperial Ballet.

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List of ballets by title

The following is a list of ballets with entries in English Wikipedia.

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List of Cambridge Companions to Music

The Cambridge Companions to Music form a book series published by Cambridge University Press.

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Louis XIV of France

Louis XIV (Louis Dieudonné; 5 September 16381 September 1715), known as Louis the Great (Louis le Grand) or the Sun King (Roi Soleil), was a monarch of the House of Bourbon who reigned as King of France from 1643 until his death in 1715.

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Margot Fonteyn

Dame Margot Fonteyn, DBE (18 May 191921 February 1991), stage name of Margaret Evelyn de Arias was an English ballerina.

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Maria Tallchief

Elizabeth Marie "Betty" TallChief (Osage family name: Ki He Kah Stah Tsa; January 24, 1925 – April 11, 2013) was an American ballerina.

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Marie Taglioni

Marie Taglioni, Comtesse Gilbert de Voisins (23 April 1804 – 22 April 1884) was a Swedish ballet dancer of the Romantic ballet era, a central figure in the history of European dance.

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Mariinsky Ballet

The Mariinsky Ballet is the resident classical ballet company of the Mariinsky Theatre in Saint Petersburg, Russia.

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Marius Petipa

Marius Ivanovich Petipa (Russian: Ма́риус Ива́нович Петипа́), born Victor Marius Alphonse Petipa (11 March 1818) was a French and Russian ballet dancer, pedagogue and choreographer.

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Martha Graham

Martha Graham (May 11, 1894 – April 1, 1991) was an American modern dancer and choreographer.

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Matthew Bourne

Sir Matthew Christopher Bourne OBE (born 13 January 1960) is an English choreographer.

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Maya Plisetskaya

Maya Mikhailovna Plisetskaya (Ма́йя Миха́йловна Плисе́цкая; 20 November 1925 – 2 May 2015) was a Soviet ballet dancer, choreographer, ballet director, and actress, who held in post-Soviet times Spanish and Lithuanian citizenship.

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Miami City Ballet

Miami City Ballet is an American ballet company based in Miami Beach, Florida, led by artistic director Lourdes Lopez.

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Michel Fokine

Michael Fokine (a French transliteration Michel Fokine; English transliteration Mikhail Fokin; Михаи́л Миха́йлович Фо́кин, Mikhaíl Mikháylovich Fokín) (– 22 August 1942) was a groundbreaking Russian choreographer and dancer.

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Mikhail Baryshnikov

Mikhail Nikolayevich Baryshnikov (p; Mihails Barišņikovs; born January 27, 1948), nicknamed "Misha" (Russian diminutive of the name "Mikhail"), is a Latvian and American dancer, choreographer, and actor.

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Mime artist

A mime or mime artist (from Greek μῖμος, mimos, "imitator, actor") is a person who uses mime as a theatrical medium or as a performance art.

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Modern dance

Modern dance is a broad genre of western concert or theatrical dance, primarily arising out of Germany and the United States in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

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Music is an art form and cultural activity whose medium is sound organized in time.

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Nacho Duato

Juan Ignacio Duato Bárcia, also known as Nacho Duato (born 8 January 1957 in Valencia) is a Spanish modern ballet dancer and choreographer.

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Natalia Makarova

Natalia Romanovna Makarova (Ната́лия Рома́новна Мака́рова, born 21 November 1940) is a Soviet-Russian-born prima ballerina and choreographer.

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Nederlands Dans Theater

Nederlands Dans Theater (NDT; literal translation Dutch Dance Theatre) is a Dutch contemporary dance company.

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Neoclassical ballet

Neoclassical ballet is the style of 20th-century classical ballet exemplified by the works of George Balanchine.

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Neoclassicism (music)

Neoclassicism in music was a twentieth-century trend, particularly current in the interwar period, in which composers sought to return to aesthetic precepts associated with the broadly defined concept of "classicism", namely order, balance, clarity, economy, and emotional restraint.

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New Adventures

New Adventures is a British dance company, specialising in contemporary dance.

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New York City Ballet

New York City Ballet (NYCB) is a ballet company founded in 1948 by choreographer George Balanchine and Lincoln Kirstein.

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Paris Opera

The Paris Opera (French) is the primary opera company of France.

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Paris Opera Ballet

The Paris Opera Ballet (French: "Ballet de l'Opéra national de Paris") is an integral part of the Paris Opera and the oldest national ballet company.

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Paul Taylor (choreographer)

Paul Taylor (born July 29, 1930) is an American choreographer.

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Pierre Beauchamp

Pierre Beauchamp (also Beauchamps, called "Charles" or Charles-Louis Beauchamp) (30 October 1631 – February 1705) was a French choreographer, dancer and composer, and the probable inventor of Beauchamp-Feuillet notation.

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Pointe shoe

A pointe shoe is a type of shoe worn by ballet dancers when performing pointe work.

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Pointe technique

Pointe technique is the part of classical ballet technique that concerns pointe work, in which a ballet dancer supports all body weight on the tips of fully extended feet within pointe shoes.

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Post-structuralism is associated with the works of a series of mid-20th-century French, continental philosophers and critical theorists who came to be known internationally in the 1960s and 1970s.

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A proscenium (προσκήνιον) is the metaphorical vertical plane of space in a theatre, usually surrounded on the top and sides by a physical proscenium arch (whether or not truly "arched") and on the bottom by the stage floor itself, which serves as the frame into which the audience observes from a more or less unified angle the events taking place upon the stage during a theatrical performance.

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Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky Often "Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky" in English.

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Robert Joffrey

Robert Joffrey (December 24, 1930 – March 25, 1988) was an American dancer, teacher, producer, choreographer, and co-founder of the Joffrey Ballet, known for his highly imaginative modern ballets.

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Romantic ballet

The Romantic ballet is defined primarily by an era in ballet in which the ideas of Romanticism in art and literature influenced the creation of ballets.

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Romanticism (also known as the Romantic era) was an artistic, literary, musical and intellectual movement that originated in Europe toward the end of the 18th century, and in most areas was at its peak in the approximate period from 1800 to 1850.

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Rosella Hightower

Rosella Hightower (January 10, 1920 – November 4, 2008) was an American ballerina who achieved fame in both the United States and Europe.

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Royal Academy of Dance

The Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) is a UK-based examination board specialising in dance education and training, with an emphasis on classical ballet.

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Rudolf Nureyev

Rudolf Khametovich Nureyev (Рудольф Хәмит улы Нуриев Rudolf Xämid ulı Nuriyev, p; 17 March 1938 – 6 January 1993) was a Soviet ballet and contemporary dancer and choreographer.

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Russian ballet

Russian ballet (Ballet russe) is a form of ballet characteristic of or originating from Russia.

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School of American Ballet

The School of American Ballet (SAB) is an American classical ballet school and is the associate school of the New York City Ballet, a ballet company based at the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts in New York City.

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Sergei Diaghilev

Sergei Pavlovich Diaghilev (sʲɪˈrɡʲej ˈpavɫovʲɪtɕ ˈdʲæɡʲɪlʲɪf; 19 August 1929), usually referred to outside Russia as Serge Diaghilev, was a Russian art critic, patron, ballet impresario and founder of the Ballets Russes, from which many famous dancers and choreographers would arise.

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Spanish National Dance Company

The Spanish National Dance Company, (Compañía Nacional de Danza), was founded in 1979, originally as under the name of Ballet Nacional de España Clásico.

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Suzanne Farrell

Suzanne Farrell (born August 16, 1945) is an American ballerina and the founder of the Suzanne Farrell Ballet at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. Farrell began her ballet training at the age of eight.

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Swan Lake (1895)

The 1917 Petipa/Ivanov/Drigo revival of Swan Lake is a famous version of the ballet Swan Lake, (ru. Лебединое Озеро), (fr. Le Lac des Cygnes).

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Symphonic Variations (ballet)

Symphonic Variations is a one-act ballet by Frederick Ashton set to the eponymous music (M. 46) of César Franck.

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The Beach Boys

The Beach Boys are an American rock band formed in Hawthorne, California, in 1961.

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The Forsythe Company

The Forsythe Company is a dance ensemble of eighteen dancers based in Dresden, Germany.

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The Nutcracker

The Nutcracker (Щелкунчик, Балет-феерия / Shchelkunchik, Balet-feyeriya; Casse-Noisette, ballet-féerie) is a two-act ballet, originally choreographed by Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov with a score by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (op. 71).

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Tutu (clothing)

The modern tutu is a dress worn as a costume in a ballet performance, often with attached bodice.

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Twyla Tharp

Twyla Tharp (born July 1, 1941) is an American dancer, choreographer, and author who lives and works in New York City.

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Vaganova method

The Vaganova method is a ballet technique and training system devised by the Russian dancer and pedagogue Agrippina Vaganova (1879–1951).

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Western stereotype of the male ballet dancer

Since the early 19th century, the western world has adopted a view of male ballet dancers, or danseurs as weak, effeminate or homosexual.

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William Forsythe (choreographer)

William Forsythe (born December 30, 1949 in New York City) is an American dancer and choreographer resident in Frankfurt am Main in Hessen.

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Work of art

A work of art, artwork, art piece, piece of art or art object is an aesthetic physical item or artistic creation.

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World War I

World War I (often abbreviated as WWI or WW1), also known as the First World War, the Great War, or the War to End All Wars, was a global war originating in Europe that lasted from 28 July 1914 to 11 November 1918.

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