Marius Petipa

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  • The 19th Century

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    1. The 19th century was a time of change with the Industrial Revolution affecting the economy, society and politics. The steam engine expanded industries. Western Europe saw many inventions during this period as well as the notion of developing national identities. Russia was emerging from feudalism during this time and did not embrace industrialization. Russia had become one of the most powerful countries in the world and was able to play a role in European affairs after especially after the defeat

  • The Influence Of The Pointe Shoes In The Romantic Era

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    Whether we look at a romantic ballet like La Sylphide or a classical ballet such as Sleeping Beauty, audiences are constantly mesmerized by the gracefulness and weightlessness of the ballet dancers. They seem to defy the laws of physics, which is greatly possible due to the use of the pointe shoe. However, many masterworks that were created in the Romantic era did not solely rely on the pointe shoe to help convey messages. Instead, the choreography, dancers, scenic elements, subject matter, and music

  • Romantic Critique Of La Sylphide

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    Marie Taglioni to showcase her talents. The ballet was a great success, that Taglioni was regarded as the greatest ballerina of the period. But after Taglioni’s choreography has been lost, August Bournonville and other ballet masters such as Marius Petipa

  • Giselle Ballet

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    Giselle “Giselle ou Les Wilis premiered at the Paris Opera on 28 June, 1841 with Carlotta Grisi as Giselle, Lucien Petipa (brother of Marius) as Albrecht and Adèle Dumilâtre as Myrtha. The ballet was immediately declared not only a worthy successor to La Sylphide but also “the greatest ballet of its time”, a triumphant reception. Giselle remained in the Paris Opera repertoire until 1849. When it became outmoded the ballet was completely dropped (after 1868); it would only be seen again in Paris

  • The Doors Of The Opera House

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    Becca barged through the doors of the Opera House weighed down by a heavy ballet tote, a substantially stuffed garment bag, and an oversized platter of peanut butter cup cookies. She moved steadily in the direction of the designated cookie drop-off. When she finally got to the changing room, only a few other girls had arrived. Miss Claudine was in the back of the room talking on her cell. She waved at Becca. “I’m so excited!” Abby cried. “I can’t believe it’s finally here,” Shannon added with a

  • Realism In Swan Lake

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    Nope. I'm taking the plots at their word. Indeed, I take plots both literally and seriously (:wink:) because in narrative forms like story ballets they are the engine of meaning. This has nothing to do with "realism" in the sense of absolute fidelity to observed reality: a work can be both fantastical and serious at once provided it is intellectually consistent. That's what proper world-building is all about. What I'm arguing is that Swan Lake doesn't have the kind of intellectual, moral, or psychological

  • Women In Ballet Essay examples

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    Ballet is an art form born out of the expressionism and creativity of the Renaissance period (Kraus 63). From the first ballet performed in 1580 to the present, women have been portrayed as fragile and dependent on men. One such ballet is The Nutcracker in which the girl-heroine Clara relies on the Nutcracker to save her from the evil Mouse King.      The first production of The Nutcracker was performed for critics, public figures, and members of high society and received

  • Critique Of The Nutcracker

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    On November 25, 2017 I attended The Nutcracker ballet performance at the Eisemann Center. The dance was adapted from a story by E.T.A Hoffman with the music by Tchaikovsky. The show was a faithful adaptation of The Nutcracker with the dancers, costumes, sets, and Tchaikovsky’s music all playing an integral part in depicting the story in an entertaining way. Overall, the presentation was successful in portraying the holiday classic that is The Nutcracker, and the majestic sets and costumes along with

  • The Fall Of The Republic And Fall

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    to one man: Julius Caesar. However, a figure that tends to be overlooked in popular history held the consulship over fifty years prior to the Republic’s inevitable fall was named Gaius Marius. Coming from an obscure Volscian town in the territory of Arpinum, sixty miles south-east of Rome, Plutarch wrote of Marius coming from poor origins and rising to the consulship as an archetypal ‘rags to riches’ story. This is nothing more than dramatic flair, since in reality he came from a good municipal family

  • The Reforms Of Gaius Marius And The Aftereffects Of The Late Republic Period And Beyond Essay

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    about a number of important changes for the Roman army. Most notably, the reforms of Gaius Marius and the aftereffects of both the Social and Civil Wars altered the Roman army as a whole. Bringing about both continuity and change, these events would help to shape the nature, composition and character of the army of the Late Republic period and beyond. Change came in the form of reforms brought about by Marius; the changing of the conscription of soldiers into the Roman army would alter not only the