Category Archives: Dance

The wonderful Library of Dance

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The Library of Dance is an enormous collection of historical dance sources, including hundreds of vintage dance manuals that include tunes. Continue reading

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Which was the first ballet to be rehearsed to piano?

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It’s hard to find out when people first rehearsed ballet with piano rather than violin. An article from 1963 might have the answer. Continue reading

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Kostrovitskaya’s career as a plasterer

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In these days when artists are insulted by the idea of having to retrain as something else, let’s take a moment to remember Vera Kostrovitskaya, famous pedagogue—and plasterer, restorer of Leningrad after World War 2. Continue reading

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Pianos and violins in the ballet class

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When did the piano replace the violin in the ballet class in the Imperial Theatre schools? Galina Bezuglaya has some interesting answers. Continue reading

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Tamara Karsavina on music

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In “Theatre Street,” Karsavina makes several references to the soundworld of her dance training and rehearsal. Here is a collection of them. Continue reading

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Appeal for help: cover songs on ballet albums, and classes on YouTube

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How does monetizing ballet classes online work, for dancers and musicians? I want to know! Continue reading

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