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Pointe Work

Barbara Walczak and Una Kai

in Balanchine the Teacher: Fundamentals That Shaped the First Generation of New York City Ballet Dancers

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780813032528
eISBN:
9780813046310
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813032528.003.0025
Subject:
Music, Dance

There are two ways to get on pointe: piqué and relevé. And there are two ways to relevé: rolling up and down with or without plié, and springing up from plié. When the dancer is on pointe, the body ... More


How Center Exercises Are Done

Barbara Walczak and Una Kai

in Balanchine the Teacher: Fundamentals That Shaped the First Generation of New York City Ballet Dancers

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780813032528
eISBN:
9780813046310
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813032528.003.0008
Subject:
Music, Dance

This chapter presents instructions for performing center exercises. It covers fondue, passés, arabesque, piqué arabesque, pirouette, glissade, jumps, breathing in jumps, assemblé, jeté, grand royale, ... More


Tchaikovsky

Roland John Wiley

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195368925
eISBN:
9780199852468
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195368925.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

A giant in the pantheon of nineteenth-century composers, Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky continues to enthrall audiences today. From The Nutcracker—arguably the most popular ballet currently on the ... More


Introduction: Picnic Time, Prime Time, Story Time

Randall Stevenson

in Reading the Times: Temporality and History in Twentieth-Century Fiction

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781474401555
eISBN:
9781474444880
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474401555.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

France’s millennium celebration – l’incroyable pique-nique, marking the line of the Paris meridian – indicated the continuing relevance at the end of the C20th of issues of space, time and their ... More


Friends and Rebels

Paul E. Walker

in Caliph of Cairo: Al-Hakim bi-Amr Allah, 9961021

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789774163289
eISBN:
9781617970207
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774163289.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

Al-Hakim's era is obviously quite a contrast to that of his father; it was bloody and violent, most particularly for the stream of executions and other killings carried out by his orders. A list of ... More


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