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The word “ecarté” means “separated” and “derrière” means “to the back.”
A practice tutu or rehearsal tutu is just the bare half of the bottom part of a tutu.
These are objects that can help depict the character’s world or help enhance a stage environment.
In his welcome remarks, Ambassador Haneda congratulated Ballet Manila on the success of its recently concluded 23rd season, saying how fortunate he was to have watched the final show, Deux, and to have seen the five Japanese dancers perform in it.
To Piqué is to describe a movement where a transfer of weight occurs.
The kilt is most commonly seen in the ballet La Sylphide, as worn by the character James.
While he is not yet leaving the company, Rudy De Dios will be relinquishing his position as principal dancer when the next season begins in September.
A Danseur is a French term describing a male dancer.
Sleeping Beauty, the third installment of prima ballerina and Ballet Manila’s artistic director Lisa Macuja-Elizalde’s princess trilogy, is currently under construction.
Demi Pointe describes the position of the feet where the dancer has their full body weight on the balls of the feet at “half pointe”.
A reverence typically looks like a bow (for males) and curtsy (for females).
A tour en l’air is a jumping movement and it means to turn in the air.
In this YouTube age where one-minute clips of dancers spinning and executing complicated aerial acrobatics account for most people’s exposure to ballet, teaching the young ballerinas to slow down and focus on deliberate movements was a challenge.
A budding choreographer named Michael Fokine – then only 26 – created a ballet that broke away from the classical ballet tradition championed by Marius Petipa.
A headpiece is an object worn on the head for decoration purposes and completes the costume on a dancer.
The term Effacé is used to describe the direction of the body using the legs as reference.
A Romantic Tutu was the first of all tutus.
As it welcomes a new year, Ballet Manila celebrates the highlights of 2018,
“Sur le cou-de-pied” means “on the neck of the foot”.
The Aliw Awards Foundation named Ballet Manila artistic director Lisa Macuja-Elizalde as the recipient of a Lifetime Achievement Award.