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A. V. Coton

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(orig. Edward Haddakin; b York, 1906; d Blackheath, 7 Jul. 1969)

British dance critic and writer. He worked as a merchant seaman and policeman before taking up ballet criticism in...

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Aage Thordal-Christensen

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(b Frederiksberg, 30 Oct. 1965)

Danish dancer, choreographer, and ballet director. He trained at the Ballet School of the Royal Theatre, Copenhagen (1972–82); later studied at the...

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Abraxas

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Ballet in five scenes with choreography by Luipart, libretto and music by Werner Egk, and design by Wolfgang Znamenacek. Premiered 6 Jun. 1948 by the Bavarian State Opera, Prinzregenten...

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abstract dance

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A term loosely used to describe dance works without plot or character, though it has been argued that no dance can be entirely abstract given that movement is performed by men and women and...

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abstrakter Tanz

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Term used by Schlemmer to describe the dance aesthetic he developed at the Bauhaus, Weimar, during the mid-1920s. Dancers dressed in elaborate, disguising costumes were choreographed to...

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academic dance

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A term loosely synonymous with classical ballet, i.e. the theatre dance which evolved from the court ballets of the 16th and 17th centuries and which was refined through the national...

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Académie De Musique Et De Poésie

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Institution founded in Paris in 1570 by Charles IX to foster the love and study of arts.

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academies of dance

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Several countries followed the model of the French academies of the 16th and 17th centuries by setting up institutions designed to maintain and perfect standards in the arts. One of the...

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Accademia Nazionale di Danza

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School founded in Rome by Jia Ruskaia in 1948 for the training of teachers of dance.

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Accompaniment For Dance

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[This entry is limited to discussion of musical accompaniment for Western theatrical dance. For related discussion in a broader context, see Music for Dance.]

In its widest sense,...

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