WEEK #5: Friday
Welcome back to Coffee Break With the Ballet! True, this was a holiday week so it was technically one day shorter, but you still deserve a reward for making it through to the weekend! We’ve got a “battle of the sexes” dance break and another fun pop quiz to get you through to the end of the day with a smile on your face!
Friday Dance Break
On this slightly-nutty British reality show, Guinness World Records Smashed!, two principal dancers from the English National Ballet go head-to-head in a battle-of-the-sexes competition over who can do the most fouettes in 30 seconds. (I won’t tell you who wins, but I WILL say that somebody gets an actual Guinness medal!)
#1. In Monday’s webisode, why is Pat initially excited to see the Sassyplum Fairy?
#2. Speaking of world records, how many consecutive pirouettes would you have to execute in 30 seconds to break the existing world record?
#3. Ballet Master Lisa Kipp called it “one of my best memories, but it was the most exhausted I ever got, ever.” Dance reviewer Jane Vranish of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette said, “The speed of the footwork . . . could be compared to breaking the four-minute mile.” What famously demanding ballet, which entered OBT’s rep last year, are they talking about?
#4. In the video above, what does the TV announcer mention was significant about British ballet dancer Delia Gray?
#5. OBT.org Trivia: What does the L.A.B. stand for in OBT L.A.B.?