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Lecture Outline – Week Six Text: Chapter Five: Ballet - Classical and Contemporary Ballet Section Video: Ballet Russes, The Kirov Celebrates Nijinsky, The Joffrey Celebrates Nijinsky; Bringing Balanchine Back; Balanchine- Classical into Contemporary Ballet- Grand (Classical) Pas de Deux – Entrée, Adagio, Variations, Coda- Well Known Graduates of the Imperial School (Fokine, Pavlova, Nijinsky, Balanchine)o Graduates of the Imperial School whose portraits are no longer hung on the historic walls – why? Serge Diaghilev (1872-1929)- convinced some of the best of the school to leave Russia with him to further the art in another place; reason why there portraits were taken down; formed ballet russes in Paris:o Ballet Russes de Monte Carlo- died when Diaghilev died; prince of Monico started montecarlo; raided by Lincoln o Michel Fokine (1880-1942) – “Petrouchka” and “Spectre de la Rose”; teacher and choreographer (maker of dances)o Vaslav Nijinsky (1889-1950) – “L’Apres-midi d’un Faune” (1912) – “The Afternoon of a Faun; student in the school; not a member of the core ballet; unusual physique (not a typical Russian physique)o Anna Pavlova - Natalia Makarova (b. 1940)- Rudolf Nureyev (1938-1993)- Mikhail Baryshnikov (b. 1948)- Fokine’s principles of choreography- Story Lines – Choreographers - Composers – Significance of each ballet- Royal Ballet, Ballet Rambert, London Festival Ballet, Northern Ballet Theatre- Margot Fonteyn (1919-1991)- Alicia Markova (1910-2004)- Collaboration with notable artists, composter designers (Matisse, Picasso, Ravel, etc.)- Leonide Massine (1895-1979)- George Balanchine (1904-1983)o Balanchine’s Legacy – over 460 dances and full-length balletso School of American Ballet- established by Balanchine to train dancers to perform in the New York City ballet - Contemporary Balleto Pointe shoes still existo Different music, approaches to story lines, movement etco More abstract o Many different costumes- Often Plotless Ballets with Minimal Costume and Set Design- Neo-Classical Style of Ballet- Lincoln Kirstein (1907-1995)- New York City Balleto Jerome Robbins (1918-1998)o Peter Martins (1946)- current artistic director - Lincoln Center - American Ballet Theatre, Joffrey Ballet (Robert Joffrey- 1930-1988), Dance Theatre of Harlem (Arthur Mitchell b. 1934) San Francisco Ballet, Pacific Northwest BalletSerenade; Apollo; Mozartiana; , Allegro Brillante; Agon; Stars and Stripes; Jewels; Who Cares; Violin Concerto; The Prodigal Son; A Midsummer Night’s Dream; Tschaikovsky Pas de DeuxCollaboration with numerous varied composers - Bizet, Verdi, Prokofiev (Prokofieff) , Stravinsky, Tchaikovsky, GershwinBroadway Work: On Your Toes (1936); The Boys from Syracuse (1938)Barnum and Bailey, Ringling Brothers


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