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Discussion of the Most Popular Ballets # 2 Swan Lake from The Cleveland Ballet


In our Discussion of the Most Popular Ballets we move to #2 Swan Lake: Swan Lake was composed by Tchaikovsky in 1875 through 1876.  It premiered on February 20, 1877 at the Bolshoi Theater in Moscow under the name “The … Continue reading

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Discussion of the Most Popular Ballets – 1 The Nutcracker from The Cleveland Ballet


The Nutcracker Ballet is based on the story “The Nutcracker and the King of Mice” written by E.T.A. Hoffman.  The story is of a young girl who has dreams of a Prince, a Nutcracker, and a terrible battle against a … Continue reading

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The Most Popular Ballets of All Time …


In the coming posts we will have commentary on the ballets listed below.  For starters, hHere are the most popular ballets of all time: 1. The Nutcracker  –  Composed in 1891 by Tchaikovsky, this timeless classic is the most performed … Continue reading

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What is a “principal dancer”?


WHAT IS A PRINCIPAL DANCER?  A principal dancer is a dancer at the highest rank within a professional dance company, particularly a ballet company. A principal may be male or female. Principals are hired by, or promoted from within, a … Continue reading

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Solea / Flamenco Event at Cleveland School of Dance March 5-6 2011


Ethan Margolis will teach a workshop for dancers and guitarists on Soleá/Soleares at Cleveland School of Dance. The workshop will cover compas (flamenco rhythm), palmas, structure, cante, llamadas, remates, and marcajes within dance. It is the perfect introduction or review … Continue reading

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