George Balanchine

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  • Essay on George Balanchine

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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

  • George Balanchine Essay

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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

  • George Balanchine Essay

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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

  • George Balanchine And Russian Ballet

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    As world has changed over the last century or so, the ballet world has been changing with it. There are many people who have helped shape that change. The changes in style were mainly influenced by George Balanchine. George Balanchine, a Russian choreographer and ballet dancer, also known as the father of American ballet, was the man who was said to have changed the style of ballet forever. Along with these changes in style came changes in visual design elements, inspirational figures, and changes

  • George Balanchine 's The Nutcracker

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    Fink Professor Christopher Connelly Humanities 101 6 December 2016 George Balanchine and The Nutcracker George Balanchine himself said, “The choreographer and the dancer must remember that they reach the audience through the eye. It’s the illusion created which convinces the audience, much as it is with the work of a magician.” ³ Balanchine could be considered just that of a magician in the way that he brought his ballets to life. George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker, could truly be described as an illustration

  • Essay on My First Semester of College

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    own world renowned ballet company, but looking back in a way all of the students in this class along with thousands of others are Balanchine in a way. After all, we all left what we were accustomed to, our homes, families, friends, and high school. To come to a university. No one know what the outcome will be, but if we all have the vision and innovation that Balanchine had there is not a doubt in my mind that we too, all the freshman on campus, will be able to achieve success. Of course, our form

  • The Nutcracker Analysis

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    choreography and conduction was developed by the professional dancer and choreographer George Balanchine to whom the title of the work “George Balanchine’s, The Nutcracker” is dedicated to. Balanchine’s legacy has been recreated by New York’s Ballet Masters in Chief Lincoln Kirstein (1948-1983), Jerome Robbins (1983-1990), Peter Martins (1990) who maintains the innovative/creative style and technique by Balanchine.

  • How Carlos Blasis And Arthur Mitchell's Role In The Evolution Of Ballet?

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    on the presence of black people in ballet. Their Ballet Tree Growing up, Carlos Blasis studied in Bordeaux, France under Jean Dauberval (an alias for Jean Bercher). Dauberval, famous for his comedy ballet, studied under French ballet master, Jean-Georges Noverre. Noverre created and pioneered “ballet d’action” which is a movement of transferring the emotions originally conveyed from the costumes, scenery, and props to the emotions of a dancer’s body and facial expression. At this point the focus,

  • Balanchine Biography

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    ballet master mind that was going to be introduced 10 years later. Balanchine started dancing at the Imperial School of Theater and Ballet (Or as it is more well known, the Kirov Academy) in 1914, much to his dismay. As a young boy Balanchine had wished to become a naval officer or a priest, it had not been his wish to dance, he ended up in the school by mere chance. His sister, however, did not get accepted. Alone in the school Balanchine had to pick up skills quickly, early on in his life he had grown

  • Women In Ballet Essay examples

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    is the Nutcracker who gives the Mouse King a mortal wound (Banes 60). Ultimately, The Nutcracker is Clara's girlhood dream of love and marriage. In the Land of Sweets, Clara is finally able to be with her prince and with shining eyes adores him (Balanchine 249-253). The Nutcracker also restores the ideal that marriage for gentry women is sweet, pleasant, and fulfilling. In the metaphoric wedding feast in Act II, Clara is calm and docile watching the various antics, but not participating, which also

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