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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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The Longest Ballet…


The longest ballet is Sleeping Beauty. Because it is the longest ballet ever written and one of the most elaborate, Tchaikovsky’s Sleeping Beauty is seldom danced entire. It takes over two hours.

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Cleveland School of Dance @ Playhouse Square


Kids’ Fest + Peter and The Wolf – Cleveland School of Dance. Mar 12, 2011 Pre-show activities:  12:45 / Performance:  2:00 Tickets Available through Playhouse Square NOW!!! Pre-show activities will begin at 12:45 and include a balloon artist, Face painting, … Continue reading

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Ballet … a French word for an Italian Art?


Though the word ballet comes to English from French the art is not of French origin.  Ballet, a formalized performance dance, originated in the Italian Renaissance courts of the 15th century and was further developed in France, England, and Russia.  … Continue reading

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