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adagio

Debra Craine and Judith Mackrell

in The Oxford Dictionary of Dance

Second edition

Published in print January 2010 | ISBN: 9780199563449
Published online January 2010 | e-ISBN: 9780191727658
adagio

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[It., slow; interchangeable with Fr. adage]

Describes any slow dance movement (as opposed to fast, allegro). It is also used to designate the section of the classical ballet class in which exercises are focused on balance and line, plus the first section of the traditional four-part pas de deux in which the ballerina and her partner dance together....

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Subjects: Dance

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