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Jessicaballet

aspirant_dancer: Sorry! I didn't see the question, I just saw the last three posts. I guess I should've read further back!

I don't know the answer to the question though :( Hopefully someone does! Its a hard one.

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aspirant_dancer

The answer is Eugenie Fiocre. I have this burned into my brain from a dance history test last year, haha. Jessicaballet, now we can move on to your question. :)

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ascballerina

And just to keep things orderly, here is that question:

 

Which famous ballerina wrote an autobiography titled "Dancing on my Grave"?

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Sarabande

Sure, I personally don't see any reason that you shouldn't be allowed to change it. :)

 

The answer is Marie Taglioni.

 

In Michaela DePrince's book Taking Flight, as well as in the movie First Position, she mentions being inspired to dance by a picture from the cover of Dance Magazine.

Who was the dancer in the picture?

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Sarabande

Queen Victoria

Who originally danced the roles of Teresina and Gennaro in Bournonville's Napoli?

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Sarabande

My phone is being glitchy so sorry if this is a double post!!

 

I know this thread has been inactive for over a year, but I think it really deserves to come back, so I'll answer my own question:

 

The original Teresina was Caroline Fjeldsted, and Bournonville himself originated the role of Gennaro!

 

Which ballerina was originally intended to dance the title role in The Firebird? (I'm fairly certain this has been asked on here before, but I figured I should go with something not too obscure to start out :))

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fralex5

Thanks for reviving this thread Sarabande! I believe the answer to your question is Anna Pavlova!

 

The literary work 'Elementargeister' inspired one of the most well-known ballets. Which ballet am I referring to?

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Sarabande

Ooh good one! I'm fairly sure the answer is Giselle.

Who composed the music for Balanchine's Prodigal Son?

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Inquisitive

Prokofiev!

What are the names of the muses in Balanchine's Apollo?

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Sarabande

The muses in Apollo are Calliope, Polyhymnia, and Terpsichore :)

 

Name the two ballerinas Yuri Grigorovich married (hint: one was from the Kirov/Mariinsky Theatre, and the other from the Bolshoi)

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