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Ballet Technique

Overview page. Subjects: Dance.

[This entry comprises eight articles. The first surveys major schools of training; the following four outline basic concepts of ballet technique; and the last three survey broad categories...

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Ballet Technique

Overview page. Subjects: Dance.

[This entry comprises eight articles. The first surveys major schools of training; the following four outline basic concepts of ballet technique; and the last three survey broad categories...

See overview in Oxford Index

Ballet Technique, History of

Wendy Hilton, Sandra Noll Hammond and Richard Glasstone.

in The International Encyclopedia of Dance

January 1998; p ublished online January 2005 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Dance. 6649 words.

[To trace the history and development of ballet technique, this entry comprises three articles: French Court Dance Ballet in

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Ballet Technique

Sandra Noll Hammond, Sandra Noll Hammond, Robert Greskovic, Richard Glasstone, Robert Greskovic, Richard Glasstone and Richard Glasstone.

in The International Encyclopedia of Dance

January 1998; p ublished online January 2005 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Dance. 10473 words.

[This entry comprises eight articles. The first surveys major schools of training; the following four outline basic concepts of

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Body Positions

Edited by Selma Jeanne Cohen.

in The International Encyclopedia of Dance

January 1998; p ublished online January 2005 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Dance. 16 words.

For discussion of body positions in ballet, see Ballet Technique, article on Body Positions.

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Feet

Edited by Selma Jeanne Cohen.

in The International Encyclopedia of Dance

January 1998; p ublished online January 2005 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Dance. 17 words.

For discussion of positions of the feet in ballet, see Ballet Technique, article on Feet Positions.

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Turns

Edited by Selma Jeanne Cohen.

in The International Encyclopedia of Dance

January 1998; p ublished online January 2005 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Dance. 15 words.

For discussion of turning movements in ballet, see Ballet Technique, article on Turning Movements.

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Jumps

Edited by Selma Jeanne Cohen.

in The International Encyclopedia of Dance

January 1998; p ublished online January 2005 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Dance. 15 words.

For discussion of jumps and leaps in ballet, see-Ballet Technique, article on Jumping Movements.

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Leaps

Edited by Selma Jeanne Cohen.

in The International Encyclopedia of Dance

January 1998; p ublished online January 2005 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Dance. 16 words.

For discussion of jumps and leaps in ballet, see Ballet Technique, article on Jumping Movements.

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Arms

Edited by Selma Jeanne Cohen.

in The International Encyclopedia of Dance

January 1998; p ublished online January 2005 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Dance. 28 words.

For discussion of positions of the arms in ballet, see Ballet Technique, article on Arm Positions. For discussion

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Rosenthal, Jean (16 Mar. 1912)

Debra Craine and Judith Mackrell.

in The Oxford Dictionary of Dance

January 2010; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Dance. 85 words.

US lighting designer. A pioneer in the techniques of theatre lighting, she worked with Ballet Society and New York City Ballet (...

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Spotting

Edited by John Ayto and Ian Crofton.

in Brewer's Dictionary of Modern Phrase & Fable

January 2009; p ublished online January 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 49 words.

A technique among ballet dancers to prevent giddiness while turning. It consists in fixing one's eyes on a spot in

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Horton, Lester (23 Jan 1906)

in The Grove Dictionary of American Music

January 2013; p ublished online January 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: American Music. 288 words.

Having studied various forms of dance, including ballet, Denishawn techniques, and Native American dance forms, he moved to Los Angeles

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Court Dance

Edited by Selma Jeanne Cohen.

in The International Encyclopedia of Dance

January 1998; p ublished online January 2005 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Dance. 62 words.

For court dance traditions in western Europe, see Ballet Technique, History of, article on French Court Dance; and

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Foregger, Nikolai (1892–1939)

in The Oxford Companion to Theatre and Performance

January 2010; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Theatre. 126 words.

(1892–1939)

Russian/Soviet director and *ballet master. His work in experimental *dance technique, based on functionalist, mechanical principles, was

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Foregger, Nikolai (1892–1939)

Nick Worrall.

in The Oxford Encyclopedia of Theatre and Performance

January 2003; p ublished online January 2005 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Theatre. 148 words.

(1892–1939)

Russian/Soviet director and ballet master. His work in experimental dance technique, based on functionalist, mechanical principles, was

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Copland, Aaron (1900–90)

in World Encyclopedia

P ublished online January 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: General Studies. 78 words.

especially known for combining folk and jazz elements with 20th-century symphonic techniques. His highly popular ballet music includes Billy the

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Gina Sinclair

Dean Speer.

in On Technique

March 2010; p ublished online September 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Dance. 4151 words.

This chapter describes the career and teaching philosophy of Gina Sinclair, who performed with the London Festival Ballet before directing her ballet school in Victoria, British Columbia....

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Damara Bennett

Dean Speer.

in On Technique

March 2010; p ublished online September 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Dance. 2031 words.

This chapter describes the career and teaching philosophy of Damara Bennett, Director of the School of Oregon Ballet Theatre. Bennett, who was formerly with San Francisco Ballet, defines...

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Jean Rosenthal

Overview page. Subjects: Theatre.

(b New York, 16 Mar. 1912; d New York, 1 May 1969)

US lighting designer. A pioneer in the techniques of theatre lighting, she worked with Ballet Society and New York City Ballet...

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Gwenn Barker

Dean Speer.

in On Technique

March 2010; p ublished online September 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Dance. 3537 words.

This chapter describes the career and teaching philosophy of Gwen Barker. Barker was a soloist with Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo, Director of her own ballet school and performing company,...

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