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    George Balanchine

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    George Balanchine Ballet is one of the world's oldest and newest forms of dance. One man that created new audiences for ballet and mastered the dance to its fullest was none other than George Balanchine. He brought the standard ballet to levels no one has ever seen before. In the world of dance, there have been many wonderful and talented choreographers but Balanchine's work affected the dance world so much that he was a legend long before his death. Not only was he legendary worldwide but also

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    George Balanchine One of the most important and influential people in the world of ballet is George Balanchine. He became a legend long before he died. He brought the standards of dance up to a level that had never been seen before, and he created a new audience for ballet. Balanchine was one of the greatest and most prolific choreographers in ballet history, choreographing at least 300 ballets; he was rivaled in quantity only by Jules Perrot and Marius Petipa. At the age of nine he started

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    George Balanchine

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    George Balanchine If composers are the masters of time, then the choreographer George Balanchine is the master of visual realization of that time in human terms. A master in both the kinesthetic and musical frames of creativity, he did not devote his energies to music visualization by assigning a certain number of dancers to represent strings, others the brass, and still others woodwinds or percussion but by creating a visual analogy in space that restates the musical structure with the trained

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    explore the unknown. George Balanchine, world famous choreographer and director, by all means was an individual who desired to explore the world of ballet. One of Balanchine's greatest accomplishments was creating the world renowned School of American Ballet. However, to accomplish the task of creating a classical ballet school in America, not only lead to exploration of ballet, but also collaboration with other individuals in and associated with the dance world. George Balanchine was born on January

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    Women In Ballet

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    Nutcracker. Maybe it is the beautiful dancing, the magical Christmas scenes, or the romantic story, but no matter what, is seems The Nutcracker is here to stay. Bibliography Anderson, Jack. The Nutcracker Ballet. New York: Mayflower Books, 1979. Balanchine, George. Balanchine's Complete Stories of the Great Ballets. Garden City: Doubleday & Company, 1954. Banes, Sally. Dancing Women: Female bodies on stage. London: Routledge, 1998. Guest, Ivor. The Romantic Ballet in Paris. Middleton: Wesleyan UP, 1966

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    Carlo and learned so much information that I never would have without this classes. Overall, from the first five weeks of class if I was to take away one key element, or topic that made the biggest impact in my life it would be George Balanchine. Even though Balanchine appears in ballet no matter what time period ... ... middle of paper ... ...of conversation, it has become apparent to me that ballet is a lot more than what I originally thought it was. I am so thankful that I have come to

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    Dance Difficulties

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    (Gim). George Balanchine, one of the most prominent dance choreographers in dance history is responsible for the basic look of a thin ballet dancer. His goal within a dance company was for all of the females to look as identical as possible. He wanted dancers who were tall and streamlined with beautifully arched feet, long, elegant legs and a graceful extension (Solway 57). He believed that the thinner the dancer, the better one could see their bodies and movements. Due to the views of George Balanchine

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    Dance

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    George Balanchine was born in St. Petersburg on Jan 22, 1904, into a very musical family and began studying the piano at age 5. He had a classical education in acting and dance training, beginning at age 9, from the Imperial Theater School in St. Petersburg. It was originally thought that young Georgi would become one of the Tsar's cadets, so it was with the thought that if things didn't work out at the ballet school he could always join the army. In fact, in his first year he was not at all thrilled

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    noteworthy ballerina. Maria Tallchief, from the Osage tribe, used her given talents to make a name for herself as the first Native American prima ballerina. Works Cited Anderson, J. (2013, April 12). Maria Tallchief, a Dazzling Ballerina and Muse for Balanchine, Dies at 88. New York Times. Retrieved from http://www.nytimes.com/2013/04/13/arts/dance/maria-tallchief-brilliant-ballerina-dies-at-88.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0 Maria Tallchief Biography. (n.d.). Bio.com. Retrieved from http://www.biography.com/people/maria-tallchief-9501522

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    The Artistic Director: Paving the Way for the Progression of Dance Nobles and royalty created ballet in the 1400s as a means to showcase the grandeur of their courts (Bailey 16). Today, the performance art has evolved into countless techniques and styles, drawing millions of audience members all around the world. This enduring transformation from noble spectacle to professional craftsmanship was spearheaded by the leaders and influential voices of the dance world: artistic directors. Presently,

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