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FINAL STUDY GUIDE DANCE 45 FINAL STUDY GUIDE Russian Revolution 1917 – czar was best dancer; also funded ballets; communist take over and ballet become classical Anna Pavlova - dancer. Was in Dying Swan. Toured extensively. Was influenced by Isadora Duncan who was more expressive than Pavlova. Claim to fame was Dying Swan. Very lady-ish. Glamorous. The Dying Swan - 2 min piece Folkine chorepgraphed for Pavlova Ballet Russe - Russian ballet started in mid 1800s. Led by Diaghilev. Diaghilev th century choreographers. Leon Bakst - Costume and set designer. Did Fokine’s Firebird and Najinski’s Afternoon of a Fawn Pablo Picasso - Costume and set designer. Did Fokine’s Firebird and Najinski’s Afternoon of a Fawn Fokine - choreographer of Ballet Russe under Diaghilev. broke tradition. Compact, one-act ballets. Did Firebird, Spectra de La Rose, and La Sylphide Fokine’s 5 major principles Les Sylphides - has no plot, but instead consists of many sylphs dancing in the moonlight with the poet or young man.; short, non- narrative ballet blanc. Its original choreography was by Mikhail Fokine, with music by Frédéric Chopin orchestrated by Alexander Glazunov Scheherazade - Scheherazade, Op. 35, is a symphonic suite composed by the prolific Russian composer Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov in 1888, and is based on The Book of One Thousand and One Nights. Cleopatre – choreographed by Fokine – commoner wants sex with cleo and it is said he must die after he gets to Petrouchka - a ballet with music by the Russian composer Igor Stravinsky. It is a story of a Russian traditional puppet, Petrushka, who is made of straw and with a bag of sawdust as his body, but who comes to life and has the capacity to love, a story superficially resembling that of Pinocchio. Le Spectre de la Rose - a ballet of the Ballets Russes based on a choreographic poem by Théophile Gautier. The music, by Carl Maria von Weber, was taken from his short piece Invitation to the Dance. Choreography was by Michel Fokine and set and costume design by Léon Bakst. It premiered by the Ballets Russes in the Théâtre de Monte Carlo. About a debutante who falls asleep after her first ball. Nijinsky - choreographer of Ballet Russe under Diaghilev. First dancer then choreographer. Suffered from Schizophrenia. Fired by Diaghilev. Afternoon of a Faune - Choreographed by awakening of adolescent sexuality. Expressed Freud’s influence on the unconscious. Debussy - a central figure in all European music at the turn of the twentieth century. His music virtually defines the transition from late-Romantic music to twentieth century modernist music. In French literary circles, the style of this period was known as Symbolism, a movement that directly inspired Debussy both as a composer and as an active cultural participant. Jeux
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