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Ballet - General

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Ballet  General game quiz
"All about ballet, a wide range of questions about dancers, companies, ballets and choreographers."

15 Points Per Correct Answer - No time limit  



1. Most ballet terminology is spoken in which language?
    Italian
    Spanish
    English
    French


2. Who first established the famous Ballet Russes?
    Serge Diaghilev
    Rudolf Nureyev
    Valslav Nijinsky
    George Balanchine


3. Rudolf Nureyev was appointed artistic director of which ballet company in 1983?
    the Paris Opera Ballet
    New York City Ballet
    the Royal Ballet (Covent Garden)
    Kirov Ballet


4. Who choreographed the piece "Symphony in C" for the Paris opera ballet company?
    George Balanchine
    Rudolf Nureyev
    Valslav Nijinsky
    Mikhail Fokine


5. In which movie does Mikhail Baryshnikov do eleven pirouettes to win a bet against tap dancer, Gregory Hines?
    Centre Stage
    White Nights
    The Red Shoes
    Save the Last Dance


6. In which year did Cuban dancer Carlos Acosta win the prestigious gold medal at the Prix de Lausanne?
    1990
    1989
    1991
    1993


7. Which of these ballets' music was not composed by Adolphe Adam?
    Le Diable Quatre
    Giselle
    Les Sylphides
    Le Corsaire


8. In the ballet "Giselle", Giselle is in love with Hilarion.
    True
    False


9. "Swan Lake"(or "The Lake of Swans" as it was then known as) was first performed in which Russian city?
    St Petersburg
    Moscow
    Novgorod
    Stavropol


10. The main female role in "Coppelia" is named Clara.
    True
    False


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