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music written for a ballet

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People began by laughing and making fun of this specter dressed like a man of fashion or an undertaker; but the ghost legend soon swelled to enormous proportions among the corps de ballet.
Picture the corps de ballet scuttling down the Jacob's ladder and dividing the suicide's rope among themselves in less time than it takes to write
The ballet lasted an hour, and had sixteen ENTREES.
Besides, although the ballet was danced, the evening had scarcely begun.
Owing to the very judicious plan of dividing the two acts of the opera with a ballet, the pauses between the performances are very short, the singers in the opera having time to repose themselves and change their costume, when necessary, while the dancers are executing their pirouettes and exhibiting their graceful steps.
The first part of the performance had concluded when we got to the theater, and the ballet had not yet begun.
The mantel's chastely severe outline was ingloriously veiled behind some pert drapery drawn rakishly askew like the sashes of the Amazonian ballet.
Wagg transferred to the English stage as an opera, putting his verse, of which he was a skilful writer, to the pretty airs of the ballet.
He did not distinguish what sort of love his might be, big or little, passionate or passionless, lasting or passing (he kept a ballet girl himself, though he was the father of a family, so he was lenient in these matters), but he knew that this love affair was viewed with displeasure by those whom it was necessary to please, and therefore he did not approve of his brother's conduct.
Everybody who is at all acquainted with theatrical matters knows what a host of shabby, poverty-stricken men hang about the stage of a large establishment--not regularly engaged actors, but ballet people, procession men, tumblers, and so forth, who are taken on during the run of a pantomime, or an Easter piece, and are then discharged, until the production of some heavy spectacle occasions a new demand for their services.
In doing so, she is carrying on her own family tradition, one that dates back to her grandmother Elena Wortova, a soloist in Serge Diaghilev's original Ballets Russes, and to her father, Andrei Tremaine, who was a principal dancer with the Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo.
My mission is to save the great traditions of our company - the great classical ballets - and to make our audience wider.
In celebration, the Bolshoi has designated January 2-9 "Grigorovich Week," and the company will perform seven of his ballets, including The Golden Age, Spartacus, and The Legend of Love.
Ananiashvili, known for her dramatic dancing and pantomime, loves dancing the story ballets.
We're bringing the big, showy ballets and some new pieces.