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[Ballet examination at the Paris Opéra]

Title
[Ballet examination at the Paris Opéra] [graphic].
Publication
[187-?]

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Description
1 print : lithograph, b&w; 30 x 39 cm.
Subjects
Genre/Form
Lithographs.
Note
  • Title devised by cataloger.
  • Penciled on the verso: probably shows an examination at the Paris Opera Ballet School, circa 1870.
  • A penciled notation at lower right, difficult to decipher, may be the artist's signature.
Biography (note)
  • Founded in 1713, the Ecole de Danse of the Paris Opéra has a long tradition of providing rigorous training for ballet dancers. Students are required to take an entrance examination before being admitted to the school, and annual end-of-year examinations insure that they are making sufficient progress to move up to the next level of training. A final competition decides who will be admitted to the corps de ballet of the Paris Opéra.
Call Number
*MGZFX Anon Bal 2
OCLC
825563058
Title
[Ballet examination at the Paris Opéra] [graphic].
Imprint
[187-?]
Summary
Sheet containing seven vignettes. Four are numbered, but three appear to display their numbers in reverse. The images depict a mixed group of dancers in front of a group of black-clad figures, probably judges, seated at a table; a uniformed servant moistening the floor with a watering can, to prevent the dancers from slipping; groups of dancers in various ballet positions; and two solitary female dancers. The women all wear white tutus, while the men are dressed in white shirts and black knee breeches.
Biography
Founded in 1713, the Ecole de Danse of the Paris Opéra has a long tradition of providing rigorous training for ballet dancers. Students are required to take an entrance examination before being admitted to the school, and annual end-of-year examinations insure that they are making sufficient progress to move up to the next level of training. A final competition decides who will be admitted to the corps de ballet of the Paris Opéra.
Local Note
Cataloging funds provided by Friends of Jerome Robbins Dance Division.
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*MGZFX Anon Bal 2
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