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  Andros on Ballet
Dick Andros is a ballet teacher and writer based in New York City that provides this site to share the knowledge and stories he has accumulated through his long career as a dancer and teacher.
Ballet Theatre (now American Ballet Theatre) included on their 1940 season opener a group of African-American dancers featured in Agnes de Mille's "Black Ritual", but ABT would not include fl dancers again until 1965.
Ballet is a relatively new art form in the Americas and North American dancers in the early 20th century had few domestic outlets for their talents.
michaelminn.net /andros   (944 words)

  Opera ballet - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Opera Ballet (ballets de cour) is the name given to ballets performed in the 17th century that occurred within an Opera.
Jean-Baptiste Lully is considered the most important composer music for Opera Ballet and instrumental to the development of the form.
Beauchamp, superintendent of the ballet and director of the Academie Royale de Danse codified the five positions based on the foundations set down by Thornot Arbeau in his 1588 Orchesographie.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Opera_ballet   (251 words)

 Ballet History
Ballet began in the European courts of the 16th and 17th centuries.
When ballet began to be performed in theaters, at first as part of opera, professional dancers took the place of courtiers.
The ballet called The Loves of Mars and Venus (the Roman gods of war and love) was performed in London in 1717.
www.geocities.com /balletgrls/bhistory.html   (1243 words)

 Erotic Ballet History
The Kirov Ballet Company, the Joffrey, the Moscow, the Kremiln, the London, the American Ballet Theatre, the Harlem School of Dance, the San Francisco Ballet and of couse, the Bolshoi.
Ballet can be defined today as a theatrical entertainment of group and solo dancing usually to a musical, vocal or percussion accompaniment, with costumes, scenery, and lighting.
CLASSICAL BALLET is movement based on the traditional technique from the French ballet of the 17th and 18th centuries, and the Italian school of the 19th century.
www.erotic-ballet.com /ballet-history.htm   (943 words)

 JS Online: Ballet overcomes crises to mark 30 years
The Milwaukee Ballet Company celebrates 30 years of dancing this weekend, but it's a wonder that the MBC exists at all.
The Milwaukee Ballet 30th anniversary concerts are in a gala format.
Neither the donor community nor the public has taken the ballet to its heart to the degree that they have embraced the Milwaukee Art Museum, the Milwaukee Repertory Theater or the Milwaukee Symphony.
www.jsonline.com /onwisconsin/arts/may01/stricol16051501.asp   (777 words)

 Untitled Document
For his new ballet, Balanchine chose to focus on the beauty of the finished stones, with their color and brilliance reflected in the shining technique of his dancers and the costumes they wore.
Fauré is known for the poetic songs he wrote and his music for the mass, which he composed and performed in his capacity as choirmaster and organist at the Madeleine, a church catering to the wealthier Catholics of Paris.
Petipa's classicism was marked by increased technical difficulty, especially for his ballerinas, who were decked out in the latest ballet fashion: a skirt that not only showed the ballerina's knees, but verged on giving the audience a peek at her middle thigh.
www.balletmet.org /Notes/Jewels.html   (2827 words)

 Balanchine Timeline - New York City Ballet
Born during the twilight of czarist Russia, when given the chance to adopt the U.S. as his home and professional haven, George Balanchine leapt at the opportunity.
The Timeline section touches on only some of the milestones in Balanchine's life and career.
For an authoritative account of the ballets he created and a definitive look at his life and career, see Choreography of Works © 1983 published by Eakins Press Foundation (Viking), or visit www.balanchine.org, the official website of The George Balanchine Foundation.
www.nycballet.com /nycb/content/kids.aspx?id=463&TierSlicer1_TSMenuTargetID=1480&TierSlicer1_TSMenuTargetType=5&TierSlicer1_TSMenuID=26   (228 words)

Because many ballets take their stories from folklore, they can feel like fairy tales told through dance.
Royal Danish Ballet - Royal Danish Ballet, one of the oldest major ballet companies, established at the opening of...
ballet: The Modern Ballet Renaissance - The Modern Ballet Renaissance Russian Ballet The renaissance in romantic ballet began in Russia...
www.factmonster.com /ipka/A0906951.html   (419 words)

 Dance Magazine: Timeline of American Ballet in the 20th Century
By 1940, when Ballet Theatre gave its first performances, a pool of native talent existed, along with the beginnings of an American repertory.
With the founding of George Balanchine's New York City Ballet in 1948, modernism and neoclassicism became the defining traits of American ballet at midcentury.
During the "ballet boom" of the 1960s and 1970s, the art flourished.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_m1083/is_6_73/ai_54783613   (1244 words)

 Arts Performing Arts Dance Ballet History Directory IndiaPress   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
Ballet Timeline - A timeline from BalletMet which is really three timelines; places ballet developments in both a cultural and political context from 1453 through 1983.
From Russia With Love: Costumes for the Ballet Russes 1909+1933 - A costume exhibition from the Russian ballet, Ballet Russe: history, photographs, drawings and designs by artists and designers.
Paris Opera Ballet - An introduction to the Paris Opera Ballet, the institution where ballet was born; maintained by a fan, Estelle Souche, it provides links to history and some recent POB data.
www.indiapress.org /directory/Arts-Performing_Arts-Dance-Ballet-History.html   (270 words)

 ABC-Dir: Timeline   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
Nuclear Age Timeline, The timeline traces the nuclear age from the discovery of x-rays and radioactivity to the explosion of...
Timeline from 1953 - 1997 of Simon's career with a discography.
A comprehensive timeline of the events and people involved in the attacks on September 11, 2001.
www.abc-directory.com /view/timeline   (151 words)

 Geiger Classic Ballet Academy (Bloomfield Hills, MI, USA) - Links page
Ballet CD-ROM - over 700 ballet terms demonstrated.
Ballet Tech - (book: Kids Dance: The Students of Ballet Tech) run by Eliot Feld (NY) > performs at The Joyce Theater (NY).
Keywords are descriptive words for your topic, so for ballet, examples of key words would be (not limited to); ballet, dance, vaganova, ballet companies, ballet schools, etc..
www.geigerballet.com /links.html   (1159 words)

 Romeo and Juliet Ballet Timeline - Dance Resources from Artslynx
An early ballet treatment of Romeo and Juliet is produced in Denmark with choreography by Vincenzo Galeotti, considered to be The Royal Danish Ballet's first important ballet master and choreographer.
Ballet Theatre, now the American Ballet Theatre stages an incomplete one act version of Romeo and Juliet with music by Delius, Choreography by Anthony Tudor, sets and costumes by Eugene Berman.
The Royal Ballet stages Romeo and Juliet with choreography by Keneth McMillan and performaces by Fonteyn and Nureyev.
www.artslynx.org /dance/romeo_and_juliet.htm   (753 words)

 Dance-Dance History
They will provide information about famous ballets, the history of dance in a particular country or time period, types of dance, important artists, as well as definitions of terms.
A brief history of the ballet is followed by an alphabetically arranged listing of more than 500 major ballets giving the plot, staging, choreographer, composer, date and place of the first performance, and the dancers that originally appeared in the work
History of Ballet timeline from 1400's to 1971 with links to additional information.
library.gmu.edu /resources/fa/dancehistory.html   (470 words)

 Hilaire-Germain-Edgar Degas: The Ballet from Robert le Diable | Object Page | Timeline of Art History | The ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
Hilaire-Germain-Edgar Degas: The Ballet from Robert le Diable
See more objects from the Metropolitan Museum of Art's collection of European Paintings
Tell Us How You Use the Timeline
www.metmuseum.org /toah/hd/balt/ho_29.100.552.htm   (46 words)

 JS Online: Milwaukee Ballet timeline
Robert Weiss, then artistic director of the Pennsylvania Ballet, was named artistic director of the new PM Ballet.
May 1989 Milwaukee and Pennsylvania ballets dissolve two-year relationship at the close of the 1988-'89 season.
Milwaukee Ballet, which had a $700,000 surplus going into the joint venture, is $1.4 million in debt coming out.
www.jsonline.com /onwisconsin/arts/may01/balltim16051501.asp?format=print   (448 words)

 ARTSEDGE: Romeo and Juliet: Making Connections to the Arts: The Performing Arts
While Sergei Prokofiev's music remains the most oft-used score for ballet music, many composers before and after him have also attempted to illustrate the simultaneous beauty and tragedy of the young lovers.
Antal Dorati had arranged Delius's 1907 opera, A Village Romeo and Juliet, for a one-act ballet, and it was this score that Tudor believed was more suited to his vision.
The ballet's plot proceeds similarly to Shakespeare's original plot, except the messenger Queen Mab is used instead of the Montague and Capulet houses.
artsedge.kennedy-center.org /exploring/randj/connections/performing/ballet.html   (953 words)

 Directory - Arts: Performing Arts: Dance: Ballet: History
From Russia With Love: Costumes for the Ballet Russes 1909-1933  · cached · A costume exhibition from the Russian ballet, Ballet Russe: history, photographs, drawings and designs by artists and designers.
Paris Opera Ballet  · cached · An introduction to the Paris Opera Ballet, the institution where ballet was born; maintained by a fan, Estelle Souche, it provides links to history and some recent POB data.
Ballet Timeline  · cached · A timeline from BalletMet which is really three timelines; places ballet developments in both a cultural and political context from 1453 through 1983.
www.incywincy.com /default?p=52778   (260 words)

 Thoubal initiates Leprosy campaign through Thang-ta ballet : 07th mar05 ~ E-Pao! Headlines
The ballet, which is first of its kind was enacted with roaring success at various places of Thoubal district like, Kakching Khunou Bazar, Kakching Bazar and Pallel Bazar respectively on March 4.
The local people including students and club volunteers of the area came out in large number to extend their support to the cause of eradicating Leprosy and wholeheartedly participated in the anti-Leprosy rallies taken out at the occasion, according to the statement.
Timeline Of The Nscn(Im) Talks With The Indian Govt.
www.e-pao.net /GE.asp?heading=11&mx=12&src=070305   (390 words)

"It was left to a twenty-three-year-old agriculture student to sell the Ballet Russe to a country that didn’t care much for European culture, knew and cared even less about Russia, and thought that men had no business on the stage wearing slippers and tights" (p.
He was also able to convince designers to produce clothing inspired by the colors and styles of the ballet.
By the time Ballet Russe arrived in the States, public interest was such that a second American tour was already being planned (prmuseum.com).
www.ciadvertising.org /SA/spring_03/382J/mobongi/theater.htm   (249 words)

 Dance History and Preservation Resources
Dick Andros is a ballet teacher and writer based in New York City that provides this site to share the knowledge and stories he has accumulated through his long career as a dancer and teacher.
The debate about the necessity of dance notation is pertinent in an age where it proves quicker and cheaper to record a performance on a Camcorder.
This must in part be attributed to the sporadic development of a workable system, as well as to the fluctuating fortunes of dance as an art in Western culture.
www.dancestudio.org /dance_history   (401 words)

 UMass Amherst Spotlight Magazine
The Balanchine Centennial Celebration will show Ballo della Regina, a ballet choreographed in 1978 for Merrill Ashley, then a principal dancer with New York City Ballet, to show off her dynamic technical skills.
According to critic Clive Barnes, the idea for a ballet based on gems is credited to jeweler Claude Arpels, although it is well documented that Balanchine had already toyed with using jewel-inspired costumes for his 1947 ballet Le Palais de Cristal.
Balanchine insisted in one interview that the ballet was not actually about "jewels." 'The ballet has nothing to do with jewels," he said.
www.umass.edu /fac/spotlight/3.25.html   (1075 words)

 Time Line of Aaron Copland (1900-1990)
Awarded $5,000 prize from the RCA Victor Competition for Dance Symphony (1925), which was based on portions of the unperformed ballet Grohg.
Composed the ballet Rodeo, commissioned by Agnes de Mille.
Copland was awarded the Pulitzer Prize and New York Music Critic's Circle Award for the ballet he wrote for Martha Graham, Appalachian Spring (1944), commissioned by the Elizabeth Sprague Coolidge Music Foundation at the Library of Congress.
memory.loc.gov /ammem/achtml/actime.html   (1452 words)

 Rock On The Net: Vanessa Carlton
Her youth was filled with music and musical creation - composing her first piano piece by age 8.
Vanessa pursued the dream of ballet when in her early teens, she attended the School of American Ballet in New York.
By her later teens, Vanessa was growing tired of ballet and was more focused on the piano and singing.
www.rockonthenet.com /artists-c/vanessacarlton.htm   (390 words)

 Ballet Department Guests: School of Music: Indiana University
Julie Kent, world renowned ballerina and principal dancer of American Ballet Theater, joins Indiana University Ballet Department as a guest faculty member beginning Fall semester 2003.
Kent has had a long relationship with the Indiana University Ballet Department, first coming to Bloomington as a guest artist to perform annually in the IU Ballet Theater’s production of The Nutcracker then coming more often to work with the dancers.
Kent first comes to Indiana University as a guest teacher functioning as a specialist in her field coaching and teaching the dancers of the IU Ballet Department.
www.music.indiana.edu /department/ballet/guests.shtml   (278 words)

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April 18, conducted premiere of Jerome Robbins' ballet Fancy Free, NYC.
July 4, conducted European premiere of Fancy Free with Ballet Theatre at Royal Opera House, London.
October 24, led premiere of Jerome Robbins' ballet Facsimile, Ballet Theatre, NYC.
www.leonardbernstein.com /lifeswork/timeline/timeline01.asp   (689 words)

 Gale - Free Resources - Hispanic Heritage - Biographies - Evelyn Cisneros   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
For nearly a quarter of a century Evelyn Cisneros captivated audiences as the prima ballerina of the prestigious San Francisco Ballet.
Michael Smuin, the San Francisco Ballet's artistic director and choreographer, took the shy Cisneros under his wing and became her mentor.
Dance Magazine wrote, "Most of all, there is the audience, whom Cisneros has transported to many a ballet dreamworld with her dancing, her sheer physical beauty, and her ability to project emotions across the footlights." However it was more than the audience that fell sway to her charms.
www.gale.com /free_resources/chh/bio/cisneros_e.htm   (1929 words)

 The Arts in France - French Music
Beginning with Balthasar de Beaujoyeux's Ballet comique de la reine (1580), French composers combined elements of opera, ballet, and spoken drama in a form sometimes called opera-ballet.
The arias were simple and songlike, in contrast to the long, florid arias of Italian music, and the influence of Italian recitative is slight.
Ballet, spoken dialogue, and the absence of the Italian-style recitative-aria remained characteristic of French opera comique through the 19th century.
www.discoverfrance.net /France/DF_music.shtml   (1795 words)

 Dancing Online, Nureyev's career   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
Gained early stage experience, from the age of fifteen, doing walk-on roles for Ufa Opera House, eventually becoming apprentice member of the corps de ballet.
1961- Appeared in Paris with the Kirov Ballet during their Paris/London tour; sought political asylum with French authorities on 17 June.
Joined the Grand Ballet du Marquis de Cuevas, with his first performance in a Western company in Paris on 23 June, partnering Nina Vyroubova in "The Sleeping Beauty".
www.ccs.neu.edu /home/yiannis/dance/nureyev.html   (486 words)

 Burns Night: My Supper With Rabbie - Timelime
Jean-George Noverre's Lettres sur La Danse, et sur La Ballet defines the esthetics and structure of the Romantic movement in ballet.
Thank you to all the sources - too numerous to list or remember - that I used to compile this timeline.
The Encyclopedia Britannica, (1977 ed.), first published during Burns's life by his good friend William Smellie, was an interesting lunch hour companion to me. This timeline is a work in progress and I would love to hear from anyone who has an interesting entry to contribute.
www.auldlangsyne.org /timeline.html   (1322 words)

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