pas de quatre

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(ballet) a dance for four people

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su posterior adhesion al Peronismo y los poemas de Pas de Quatre (1964),
Dubbed by critic Arnold Haskell as one of the "four jewels" of the BNC, Mendez's celebrated roles include Taglioni in Pas de Quatre,
The graceful pas de quatre of the kind once created for 19th century prima ballerinas becomes the ride of the Valkyries with an ageing Alicia Markova look-alike, in stacked eyelashes and high rouge, imperiously condescending to her younger colleagues bef ore toppling over ignominiously centre stage.
For the performances at the Theatre Royal, the Trocks present a selection of their greatest works, including choreographic fireworks from Paquita, Pas de Quatre and the company's signature piece, Swan Lake, Act II.
On the last night of the festival, she danced Swan Lake and then rushed across town to appear in Pas de Quatre for the gala.
Slavic chestnuts like Paquita and Raymonda's Wedding, as well as Swan Lake, Pas de Quatre, and Fokine's Les Sylphides provide the Trocks' bread-and-butter repertoire.
Of the two performances of Pas de Quatre, the American version, featuring Melissa Hayden, Nora Kaye, and Mia Slavenska, is starrier, but the all-Cuban rendering is more integrated.
Besides Smith, three other men--Bernard Martin, Jason Shipley-Holmes, and Keir Knight--soar in a pas de quatre reminiscent of West Side Story's rumble: Falling backbends, Mt.
Resident choreographer Christopher Wheeldon easily took the premiere honors with Morphoses, a suitably dark, spare, and distinctive pas de quatre to Gyorgy Ligeti's String Quartet No.
the program, which also included the pas de quatre from Sleeping
Taylor had done a similar job on Martha Graham in the pas de quatre plus chair, set to "Some Jazz Blues," in Oh, You Kid
Dubbed Aloha Changgo Nori, the bravura pas de quatre featured four seasoned female percussionist dynamos in Hawaiian print vests and head leis, pounding out a suite of show-stopping rhythms on the hourglass changgo and the four basic hula instruments--ipu (gourd), kalala'au (poles), pu'ili (split bamboo) and 'uli 'uli (stone castanets).
Slutty" would hardly be too strong a word for Pas de Quatre et Pas de Sixe, the finale of Diablo's debut performance at San Francisco's Yerba Buena Center.
Brown belatedly brought up the rear when a pas de quatre was needed.
Actually, if my fifty-year-old memories serve, this new-old Kirov staging seems very close to that 1948 Inglesby production, which used a great deal discarded, or adapted, by other versions, such as a full set of divertissements for the wedding scene, the original Garland Dance, the Jewel pas de quatre, and even such details as a much-simplified dance in the prologue for four rather than six cavaliers and the dance for the pages in the birthday scene.