WEEK #2: Friday

It’s 3:00 on a summer Friday, which means we know just how motivated you are to actually get a ton of work done in the next two hours.  We have got you covered.  In fact, it was for such moments as 3:00 p.m. on a summer Friday that Coffee Break With the Ballet was invented.  On Fridays we’ll be sharing with you a weekly “dance break,” a fun YouTube dance video that relates to the week’s theme.  We’ll also have a fun Pop Quiz, with five questions about the posts from the preceding week as well as other trivia you’ll be able to answer online.  No prior ballet knowledge is needed to answer these questions, just a little Internet ingenuity!  You’ll have a chance to win awesome prizes – tickets, dinners, coffee treats and more!

Friday Dance Break

This haunting opening tableau from Balanchine’s Serenade (music by Tchaikovsky) at Pacific Northwest Ballet exemplifies how the simplest of arm movements can provide a colossal emotional impact.

Pop Quiz

#1.  In Monday’s webisode, Alyssa is worried that typing up all those ______ is going to give her carpal tunnel syndrome. 

#2.  According to Linda, in early Renaissance courts, what factor determined how dancers moved their arms?

#3. What is the word for “arm” in Farsi?

#4. How many dancers are onstage in the Serenade video above?

#5.  OBT.org Trivia: On the OBT iTunes playlist for A Holiday Revue (also titled “Ultimate Holiday Cocktail Party Playlist”), what famous holiday tune is performed by Eurythmics? 

Post your answers in the blog or Facebook comments to win!

0 thoughts on “WEEK TWO: “A Is For Arms” (Friday)

  1. #1. In Monday’s webisode, Alyssa is worried that typing up all those ______ is going to give her carpal tunnel syndrome.
    TPS Reports

    #2. According to Linda, in early Renaissance courts, what factor determined how dancers moved their arms?
    Rank and court etiquette

    #3. What is the word for “arm” in Farsi?
    Guessing it’s ذراع

    #4. How many dancers are onstage in the Serenade video above?
    Seventeen dancers

    #5. OBT.org Trivia: On the OBT iTunes playlist for A Holiday Revue (also titled “Ultimate Holiday Cocktail Party Playlist”), what famous holiday tune is performed by Eurythmics?
    Winter Wonderland?

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