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The Oxford Dictionary of Dance

Debra Craine [[missing key: and]] Judith Mackrell

Published in print January 2010 | ISBN: 9780199563449
Published online January 2010 | e-ISBN: 9780191727658 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acref/9780199563449.001.0001
The Oxford Dictionary of Dance

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Abraxas

Debra Craine and Judith Mackrell.

in The Oxford Dictionary of Dance

January 2010; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Dance. 156 words.

Ballet in five scenes with choreography by Luipart, libretto and music by Werner Egk, and design by Wolfgang Znamenacek. Premiered ...

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abstract dance

Debra Craine and Judith Mackrell.

in The Oxford Dictionary of Dance

January 2010; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Dance. 66 words.

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

Debra Craine and Judith Mackrell.

in The Oxford Dictionary of Dance

January 2010; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Dance. 48 words.

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

Debra Craine and Judith Mackrell.

in The Oxford Dictionary of Dance

January 2010; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Dance. 62 words.

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, L'

Debra Craine and Judith Mackrell.

in The Oxford Dictionary of Dance

January 2010; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Dance. 24 words.

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

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Académie Royale de Danse, L'

Debra Craine and Judith Mackrell.

in The Oxford Dictionary of Dance

January 2010; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Dance. 151 words.

The first dance institution established in the Western world, founded in Paris in 1661 by Louis XIV. He gave thirteen dancing masters the task of establishing standards of perfection for...

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Académie Royale de Musique, L'

Debra Craine and Judith Mackrell.

in The Oxford Dictionary of Dance

January 2010; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Dance. 122 words.

The official name given to the Paris Opera in 1671. Its original name was L'Académie d'Opéra, given by its founders ...

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academies of dance

Debra Craine and Judith Mackrell.

in The Oxford Dictionary of Dance

January 2010; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Dance. 70 words.

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

Debra Craine and Judith Mackrell.

in The Oxford Dictionary of Dance

January 2010; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Dance. 26 words.

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

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Achcar, Dalal (c.1935)

Debra Craine and Judith Mackrell.

in The Oxford Dictionary of Dance

January 2010; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Dance. 255 words.

Brazilian dancer, choreographer, and ballet director, who pioneered the development of Brazilian ballet. She studied with Maria Makarova and with teachers in America and Europe before...

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Acis and Galatea

Debra Craine and Judith Mackrell.

in The Oxford Dictionary of Dance

January 2010; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Dance. 88 words.

Ovid's story of the shepherd Acis and his love for the nymph Galatea (from Metamorphoses) has formed the basis of several ballet librettos, including ...

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Acocella, Joan (13 Apr. 1945)

Debra Craine and Judith Mackrell.

in The Oxford Dictionary of Dance

January 2010; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Dance. 99 words.

US dance writer. She studied at Smith College and at the Universities of Padua, California (Berkeley), and Rutgers, becoming critic for ...

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Acogny, Germaine (1944)

Debra Craine and Judith Mackrell.

in The Oxford Dictionary of Dance

January 2010; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Dance. 301 words.

Sengalese dancer, choreographer teacher and director. She was introduced to traditional African dance through her grandmother, a Yoruba priestess, but she also trained in Western...

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Acosta, Carlos (2 Jun. 1973)

Debra Craine and Judith Mackrell.

in The Oxford Dictionary of Dance

January 2010; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Dance. 243 words.

Cuban dancer and director. He studied at the National Ballet School of Cuba from 1983, then at Pinar del Rio. He worked with several companies in S. America and Italy, winning a gold medal...

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Acrobats of God

Debra Craine and Judith Mackrell.

in The Oxford Dictionary of Dance

January 2010; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Dance. 59 words.

Modern dance work in one act with choreography and costumes by Graham, music by Carlos Surinach, and set by Noguchi...

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adagio

Debra Craine and Judith Mackrell.

in The Oxford Dictionary of Dance

January 2010; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Dance. 61 words.

[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...

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Adagio Hammerklavier

Debra Craine and Judith Mackrell.

in The Oxford Dictionary of Dance

January 2010; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Dance. 113 words.

Ballet in one act with choreography by van Manen, music by Beethoven, and designs by Jean-Paul Vroom. Premiered 4 Oct. 1973...

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Adam, Adolphe Charles (24 Jul. 1803)

Debra Craine and Judith Mackrell.

in The Oxford Dictionary of Dance

January 2010; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Dance. 101 words.

French composer who wrote the scores for fourteen ballets, among them the most famous titles of the mid-19th century. They include ...

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Adams, Carolyn (6 Aug. 1943)

Debra Craine and Judith Mackrell.

in The Oxford Dictionary of Dance

January 2010; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Dance. 104 words.

US dancer. She studied at Sarah Lawrence College, and performed with Waehner's Ballets Contemporains in Paris before joining the Paul Taylor Company in ...

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Adams, David (16 Nov. 1928)

Debra Craine and Judith Mackrell.

in The Oxford Dictionary of Dance

January 2010; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Dance. 181 words.

Canadian dancer. He studied at the Winnipeg Ballet School, Sadler's Wells School, and with Volkova and Gontcharov, making his adult debut with the Royal Winnipeg Ballet in ...

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