Ballet 360° - Beyond the Steps II - Romantic Passion and Classical Style
In the second session of the Ballet 360° lecture series, dance critic Alexandra Tomalonis takes an in-depth look at the beloved Giselle to explore the importance of style to ballet.
- Sat., Feb. 5, 2011, 2:00 PM
- 90 minutes
- $15.00 - $45.00
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Session II: Romantic Passion and Classical Style
Giselle is one of the most beloved ballets in the repertoire, about love, betrayal, and the power of that love to survive the grave. The Mariinsky Ballet is known for the passion of its dancing and pure classical style. What is style, and how is it important to ballet?
Note: the Mariinsky Ballet does not participate in this session.
Alexandra Tomalonis has been a dance critic for nearly 30 years, writing frequently for the Washington Post, Dance Magazine, and other publications. She is the editor of DanceView magazine, and its online review supplement, danceviewtimes.com. Ms. Tomalonis also teaches ballet history, aesthetics, and related courses at the Kirov Academy of Ballet of Washington, D.C.
Additional sessions examine Reawakening the Past, Music and Architecture, and Storytelling: Mime, Gesture, and Ebullient Dancing.