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pas de deux

Ballet a sequence for two dancers

Pas de Deux


one of the basic dance forms in ballet. It consists of an entrée, an adagio (the lyrical part danced by both dancers), an allegro in two variations (solos by the male and female dancers), and a jointly danced coda. The ballets of P. I. Tchaikovsky provide the best examples of pas de deux.

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Our long-term ambition for Pas de Deux is for the project to be a springboard towards realising the need to set up a regular dance programme in Newbiggin for young people to attend.
Pas de Deux will be premiered on Saturday, July 5, from 2-4pm and it is hoped the project will be experienced by more than 500 people.
Holmes' restaging of ``Le Corsaire'' is the first full-length version Ananiashvili had ever danced, even though she had danced the slave pas de deux many times.
Choreographic styles ran the gamut from Gonzales' jazzily propulsive movement, Luca Veggetti's stressed elegance, to James Canfield's sexy pas de deux on pointe, and Vasterling's lyrical classicism.
Today, Ballet Argentino performs classical ballet pas de deux, such as Bocca's signature piece, the grand pas de deux from ``Don Quixote,'' as well as the distinctly Argentine-flavored works, such as a new tango by Ana Maria Stekelman, ``Tango Vivo.
For me," says Stafford, "when someone says 'the girl danced throughout the pas de deux as if she were floating,' I take that as such a compliment.
In the ``Corsaire'' pas de deux, she said he ``Has come back with some of the firebrand passion of his early days.
In 1960, the Paris Opera asked him to choreograph a new ballet, and his pas de deux to George Gershwin's "Concerto in F" received 27 curtain calls.
Does anyone recall the way in which Jock Soto breathed like Wendy Whelan in the monumental Act II pas de deux of Balanchine's A Midsummer Night's Dream?
However, during the Black Swan pas de deux the crowd left the ballroom.
But their pas de deux as newlyweds is electrifying.
Nobody who saw her and the late Edward Stierle in Saint-Leon's La Vivandiere pas de deux has ever forgotten that sublimely harmonious, ineffably exuberant pairing.