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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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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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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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REVIEW: Eleven Dancers and Cleveland Orchestra

REVIEW: Eleven Dancers and Cleveland Orchestra (taken from http://coolcleveland.com – direct link to Direct Link to the Original Article ) The Chiffon Contingent @ Severance The ongoing collaboration between Cleveland Orchestra and Joffrey Ballet is not limited to September concerts … Continue reading

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