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Potray main characters PETRUSHKA In Petrouchka, Fokine judiciously used the style of movements to portray and  define his characters. To portray his shyness, Petrouchka’s movements are very  slow and saggy. The dancer often falls to the ground or bends over to show the  character’s spineless nature. To contrast Petrouchka’s somber and often pathetic  appearance, the Ballerina is vivacious and often flirtatious, and to portray that,  her movements are generally fast paced. Fokine used a lot of sharp movements  such as pique and frappe in her dance to exhibit her energetic nature. The Moor  is the self-absorbed one of the trio. He is portrayed as a physically strong, yet  mentally impaired puppet. His movements are very large and exaggerated.  The stage setting also helps to establish the different personalities of the  characters. Petrouchka’s room is barren and dark. The set designer used cold 
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This note was uploaded on 05/11/2011 for the course MUSI 142 taught by Professor Na during the Spring '11 term at University of North Carolina School of the Arts.

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