Pas Daction

The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Pas D’action


a dance in ballet that is organically connected with the development of the plot and that reveals the dramatic content of the dance scene; one of the basic forms for constructing dance action. The best examples are in the ballets of P. I. Tchaikovsky and A. K. Glazunov.

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