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Alessandro Sanquirico

Overview page. Subjects: Theatre — Dance.

(born 27 July 1777 in Milan, died 12 March 1849 in Milan), Italian painter and set designer.

Sanquirico first worked for the Teatro alla Scala in Milan in 1805, and ...

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Angna Enters

Overview page. Subjects: Dance — Theatre.

(1907–89),

American solo entertainer whose programme consisted of a series of wordless mime and dance sketches. Her range was wide, and with a gesture she could evoke an...

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baris

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Several types of ceremonial Balinese warrior dances classified into different categories based on the types of weapons used. Baris has been in existence since at least the sixteenth century...

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Black Crook

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A 19th-century theatrical extravaganza, which had an enormous impact on the development of American music hall and vaudeville. First produced on 12 Sept. 1866 at Niblo's Garden in New York,...

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butoh

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An expressionist contemporary dance form which originated in Japan in the late 1950s. It was pioneered by choreographers such as Tatsumi Hijikata, Kazuo Ohno, and Kasai Akira. The first...

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chhau

Overview page. Subjects: Indian Music — Dance — Theatre.

A group of dances performed mainly in the adjacent areas of Mayurbhanj district of north Orissa, Singhbum district of south

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gigaku

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An ancient Japanese genre of masked dance, pantomime, and music, of a comic and often erotic nature, also sometimes known as kuregaku or in ancient times as kure no utamai ...

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Harlequinade

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Commedia dell'arte ballet in two acts with choreography by Balanchine, music by Drigo, and design by Ter-Arutunian. Premiered 4 Feb. 1965 by New York City Ballet at New York State Theater...

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Hijikata Tatsumi

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(b Akita, 9 Mar. 1928; d 21 Jan. 1986)

Japanese performer and choreographer who created the form butoh dance. He studied at the Ando Mitsuko Modern Dance Institute and joined...

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I Nyoman Kakul

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(1905–82)

Balinese performer and teacher, the leading topeng (masked dance) performer of his generation. By the age of 13 he had joined a travelling dance-theatre troupe, later...

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