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who's the worst // movita beaucoup

who’s the worst?

During our time together, you’ve learned all about four of the world’s most famous ballets. Congrats! You’re on your way to becoming a bona fide balletomane! You’ve also learned about four of the world’s most famous jerks: Duke Albrecht, Solor, Franz, and Prince Siegfried. But who’s the worst? Whaddya think? Cast your vote below! (Read […]

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ballet explained: swan lake // movita beaucoup

ballet explained: swan lake, act 4 {finale}

Back at the lake, Odette and the other swans are inconsolable. The spell cast upon them can’t be broken now that Prince Siegfried has pledged his eternal love to the wrong beast at the Betrothal Ball. Prince Siegfried finds the swans on the shore comforting one another. He runs to Odette and explains that von Rothbart […]

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ballet explained: swan lake // movita beaucoup

ballet explained: swan lake, act 1

Our story takes place long ago in the Land of Impulsive Decisions. It is the evening of Prince Siegfried’s 21st birthday, and he’s celebrating with his tutor, friends, and some peasants. Remember when your parents made you invite your entire class to your birthday parties? It’s like that. The soirée is a real rager – or at […]

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ballet explained: coppélia // movita beaucoup

ballet explained: coppélia, act 2

READ ACT 1 HERE The curtain rises on Doctor Coppélius’ house. Inside the dimly lit workshop, Swanilda and her friends investigate the space which is filled with life-sized mechanical dolls. Like the characters in any decent horror movie, the girls ignore the stench of heartbreak and desperation, and lack the good sense to flee before being discovered. Instead, they wind up the […]

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