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purpletutu

La Sylphide was choreographed by Filippo Taglioni and premiered March 12, 1832.

 

#15) When was Alicia Alonso born and what was her most famous role?

 

I think this is so fun!!!

 

-Purpletutu-

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Victoria Leigh

Carrie, did you mean La Sylphide or Les Sylphides? There is no "Le" Sylphide!

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PinkonPointe

That's what I thought, I've been pouring over Google and Yahoo for the last 40 minutes looking for Le Sylphide! :grinning:

 

Alicia Alonso was born in 1921 in Havana, Cuba. Her most famous role was Giselle. :shrug:

 

16). When was Fire Bird choreographed, and who choreographed it?

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ama1090

Ah, but Carrie, you forgot her middle name! :shrug:

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Meggy

I know this one! Firebird was choreographed in 1910 by Mikhail Fokine for the Ballet Russes. Oh, and Allegra Kent's full birth name was Iris Margo Cohen. :shrug:

 

 

And now a question? Well, then, let's see here: The music for Balanchine's Tchaikovsky Pas de Deux was originally written as a final pas de deux for what ballet?

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Pointeyourfeet

Originally for Swan Lake, but it wasn't published with the rest of the score, so it wasn't included in the ballet.

 

OK, along those same lines... From which act of Swan Lake was the Black Swan Pas De Duex originally taken from?

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Mel Johnson

Parenthetical note here: (Only half credit for Pierina Legnani as first Odette/Odile. She is the one who created the version we know today. The very first one was Pelagia Karpakova, at the Bolshoi in 1877.)

 

And now, let the games continue!

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Meggy

Thanks, Mr. Johnson. B)

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cherrylemonade

The Black Swan pas de deux is from Act III of Swan Lake.

 

What was Balanchine's full birth name?

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pointegirl18

Balachine's full birth name was: Giorgi Melitonis dze Balanchivadze

 

Ok, the question is: When was Igor Stravinsky born and when did he die?

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PinkonPointe

Igor Stravinsky was born June 12th, 1882, and died April 6th, 1971.

 

 

 

 

 

21). What does the term pas de basque mean? :blushing:

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Carrie

Pas de Basque means "Step of the Basques" lol

 

(by the way, sorry about the "Les Sylphide" thing...I think I should just stop citing the names of ballets, I get them mixed up too much lol)

 

#22) What year was ABT founded and who were the first directors?

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PinkonPointe

ABT was founded in 1940 by Lucia Chase and Oliver Smith.

 

(That's ok, Carrie :) )

 

 

23). Who was the ballet "The Dying Swan" choreographed for and when?

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ElphieBean

"The Dying Swan" was choreographed for Anna Pavlova in 1905.

 

24) Who was the first dancer to play Princess Aurora in "Sleeping Beauty"?

 

ElphieBean :)

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sugarplum239

Carlotta Brianza I think?

 

25) When was the original version of La Sylphide?

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