Character dance

Character dance is a specific subdivision of classical dance. It is the stylized representation of a traditional folk or national dance, mostly from European countries, and uses movements and music which have been adapted for the theater. Character dance is integral to much of the classical ballet repertoire. A good example of character dance with...
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character dance

(from the article `Elssler, Fanny`) Austrian ballerina who introduced theatricalized folk dance (character dance) into ballet. She was celebrated for her spirited, spectacular dancing ...
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Character dance

National, world or traditional dances, often derived from European folk dances. [ Read more. ]
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