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Ballets That Everyone Should See

The Nutcracker is a ballet in two acts with music by Tchaikovsky. The original version of the ballet was created and staged by the great Russian choreographer Marius Pepita in December 1892 however The Nutcracker has been staged many times, choreographed by ballet greats such as Rudolph Nureyev and Mikhail …

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Pablo Picasso – The Rose Period

Beginning in 1904, Picasso entered his Rose Period. Though far less popular today than his Blue Period, the Rose Period saw the emergence of stylistic innovations and techniques which would later become part of the singular “Picasso style”. Throughout 1904, a transitional year for Picasso, he painted in the style …

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Acting Camps – Creating Drama The Professional Way

Parenting absorbs another irony as teens and pre-teens move off to the range of summer acting camps, in order to learn the arts of creating real-life character dramatizations. Script analysis, language and diction, the relationship of actor to camera, lighting, sound, stage design, TV versus 16mm film versus video, and …

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All About Pantomimes

Traditionally performed around Christmas time and typically British, pantomime only really exists in the UK (and to some extent the English-speaking world – with the noticeable exception of the United States) and is always something of a curiosity to foreign visitors at this time of year. It is directly descended …

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The Use of Colors in Poetry

Do you remember, from your early education days, how you used to select colors from the Crayola box to color inside the lines? Maybe later on, your grade school teacher, to stimulate your imagination, asked you what any one color looked like, or smelled like, or tasted like. Poets, too, …

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