Archived Pages from 20th Century!!
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Collection: A "Les Sylphides" portfolio. Moments from
the ballet that stands forever at a turning point in history, looking backward
into the Romantic era and forward into Modernism. (Includes gallery
notes about the ballet.)
Exhibit: "Westport Ballet Theatre's 20th Anniversary."
Not famous, not big, not even fully professional, this vibrant little company
has nonetheless made a difference.
Request: "Teachers and Students." A photo-essay on the
pain and joy of life in the classroom, where the skills of classical ballet
are still handed down through the time-honored relationship between master
NEW and IMPROVED! The ever-moving Spotlight
now shines on a collage of inspirational quotations and images, notes from
BalletWeb visitors, and even a collection of ballet humor! Check it out
-- then step into the Spotlight by submitting your own favorites!
Quotations and Images
Your Comments and Notes
Electric Ballerina: Short computer animations illustrate ballet
steps and movements, in QuickTime (Mac or Windows) format. Download for
fun or learning!
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QuickTime, click here to download
the software you'll need, free.
- Dance Photography
Notes About Ballet Photography: The author's favorite tools, tips,
films, philosophies, and other rampant opinionation.
Dance Photographer's Bookshelf: Personal favorites for inspiration
Office: "The Trouble with Boards." Artists and their
boards ought to want the same thing -- success for their artistic enterprise
-- but tension seems nearly universal. Could the root of the problem be
failure to understand who the customer is?
Does Lew Get His Due? Admirers say he was America's second-greatest
balletmaker -- so why is this West Coast genius little more than a footnote
in history books?
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Link to CyberDance, a convenient "shopping mall" for
dance-related Web sites
Notes, and Technical Info
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