• Welcome to the Balletfocus Video Dictionary!

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    Welcome to the Balletfocus Video Dictionary! My channel is a classical ballet video dictionary with steps by the world’s greatest dancers: Mikhail Baryshnikov, Gillian Murphy, Leonid Sarafanov, Svetlana Zakharova, José Manual Carreño, Alina Cojocaru, Roberto Bolle, and many more. Each video focuses on a particular step and, after a brief commentary, presents examples of the step from performances.

    The 39 videos comprise many of the steps performed in classical ballet performances. Whether you are new to ballet as a fan or dancer or have many years in dance, I hope this channel will be helpful. Many of the steps are performed at a whirlwind pace, so I slow down many of the clips and provide stop action at critical moments to provide additional insight on the mechanics of the step. Wherever possible, I use terminology consistent with Technical Manual and Dictionary of Classical Ballet, by Gail Grant (Dover 1982).

    Thanks to:
    Edward Ellison of Ellison Ballet for help on terminology on several steps
    Chris Perez at Donaldson + Callif law firm for reviewing the project and videos

    Intro music: Swan Lake: Act III, No. 15, Allegro Giusto byTchaikovsky, licensed by www.royaltyfreeclassicalmusic.co.uk

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    A three part series on Mikhail Baryshnikov's great classical dancing
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