WEEK #3: Friday
It’s 3:00 on the last Friday of August, when the minds of office workers everywhere turn to thoughts of barbecues, farmers’ markets, naps in the sunshine, and their warm-weather libations of choice (beer, margaritas, iced tea, strawberry lemonade . . .) To get you through the last few hours until you can go have fun in the sun, we’ve got another Coffee Break With the Ballet for you with a Friday Dance Break and another pop quiz!
Friday Dance Break
These youngsters in a Russian ballet class make some very challenging leg movements look easy! Watch for grand plié (deep knee-bends), demi-plié (same as grand plié but not as low) and battement relevé lent (leg slowly raised and lowered).
#1. In Monday’s webisode, what celebrity starlet’s shoes is Pat in love with?
#2. What snazzy royal accessory inspired the creation of the five basic ballet positions we know today?
#3. OBT purchases custom-made shoes for our dancers from the world’s largest pointe shoe distributor, which also happened to be the preferred brand of Balanchine himself. What’s the name of the company?
#4. Which do the young dancers in the video do first – grand plié or demi- plié?
#5. OBT.org Trivia: For how many years did Artistic Director Christopher Stowell dance for San Francisco Ballet?