Specialist: ballet

From the quiz on 13/9/16. Download the audio for Q3 here.

  1. In which of the five classical positions are the feet pointing outwards in opposite directions with the heels a distance apart? Second position

  2. Which Russian ballet dancer, who was principal dancer with the Ballets Russes betwen 1909 and 1913, choreographed Debussy’s Afternoon of a Faun (1912) and Stravinsky’s The Rite of Spring (1913)? Vaslav Nijinsky

  3. **This composition forms part of a divertissement within which 1876 ballet by which French composer? [Play song] Delibes; Sylvia

  4. In which 1841 ballet by Adolphe Adam does the peasant girl of the title go mad and die after discovering her beloved ‘Loys’ is actually a betrothed nobleman named Albrecht in disguise? Giselle

  5. What name, from the Italian for “intertwined” via French, is given to a vertical jump during which the dancer repeatedly crosses their legs (a set number of times)? Entrechat


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