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Eighteenth Century Dance
"There were already quizzes on 16th, 17th and 19th century dance, so I decided to fill in the gap. Good luck!"
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Marie Allard, a French ballerina, was the mistress of Gaetano Vestris and the mother of Auguste Vestris. Why did she retire in 1782?
She became pregnant
She didn't want to dance anymore
She fell down a flight of stairs and hurt her leg
She became fat
Why was Gaetano Vestris dismissed from his position as "danseur seul" at the Paris Opera in 1754?
He rushed at the maitre de ballet with a sword
He was having an affair with the artistic director's wife
He had a drinking problem
He got his dancing partner pregnant
Jean George Noverre wrote down his ideas on dance in his "Letters On Dancing", which were published in 1760. When did his ideas become accepted within the mainstream of the ballet community?
At the start of the 20th century
They never became acceptable
In the mid 19th century
"Ballet D'Action" was one of many methods of creating ballets that existed in this time period. Which of the following was a principle of the "Ballet D'Action"?
Music, movement, decoration and costume are subordinate to the unfolding of the theme
All ballets should be abstract, without a story
The dance itself is the most important element in a ballet- music, costume and decoration are subordinate
All of these
"La Camargo" and "La Salle" were the greatest ballerinas of the 18th century. They were great rivals. Is it true that they had the same first name?
While Camargo had a brilliant technique, Salle excelled in...
Inventing new and exciting dance steps
Singing while she was dancing
What was Camargo's major contribution to female dance apparel?
She shortened her skirt
She didn't wear a hat
She tightened her bodice
She danced in soft shoes
In the ballet "Pygmalion" Salle wore a new type of dance apparel, which caused a sensation. What was it?
A short skirt
A muslin dress
A velvet dress
Louis Dupre was a French dancer. What was his nickname?
"Le Grand Louis"
"Le Grand Dupre"
"Le Grand Danseur"
"Le Grand Danseur Louis Dupre"
The following are ballets that are still being performed today. Which one originated in the 18th century?
"La Fille Mal Gardee"
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Compiled Jun 28 12