corps de ballet


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corps de bal·let

 (kôr′ də bă-lā′)
n.
The dancers in a ballet troupe who perform as a group and do not appear as soloists.

[French : corps, corps + de, of + ballet, ballet.]

corps de ballet

(ˈkɔː də ˈbæleɪ; French kɔr də balɛ)
n
(Ballet) the members of a ballet company who dance together in a group

corps de bal•let

(ˌkɔr də bæˈleɪ, ˈbæl eɪ, ˌkoʊr)
n.
the dancers in a ballet company who perform as a group and have no solo parts.
[1820–30; < French; see corps, ballet]

corps de ballet

Usually the dancers in the company not classed as soloists who dance together. In the Paris Opera, the whole company are known as the corps, lower ranks being called les quadrilles.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.corps de ballet - the chorus of a ballet company
ballet company - a company that produces ballets
chorus line, chorus - a body of dancers or singers who perform together
Translations

corps de ballet

[ˌkɔːrdəˈbæleɪ] ncorps m de ballet

corps de ballet

nCorps de Ballet nt

corps de ballet

[ˈkɔːdəˈbæleɪ] ncorpo di ballo
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But the room seemed a palace to the brats of the corps de ballet, who were lodged in common dressing-rooms where they spent their time singing, quarreling, smacking the dressers and hair-dressers and buying one another glasses of cassis, beer, or even rhum, until the call-boy's bell rang.
People began by laughing and making fun of this specter dressed like a man of fashion or an undertaker; but the ghost legend soon swelled to enormous proportions among the corps de ballet.
Picture the corps de ballet scuttling down the Jacob's ladder and dividing the suicide's rope among themselves in less time than it takes to write
He had been at a fast supper-party, given the night before by Captain the Honourable George Cinqbars, at his house in Brompton Square, to several young men of the regiment, and a number of ladies of the corps de ballet, and old Mac, who was at home with people of all ages and ranks, and consorted with generals, dog-fanciers, opera-dancers, bruisers, and every kind of person, in a word, was resting himself after the night's labours, and, not being on duty, was in bed.
The curtain rose on the ballet, which was one of those excellent specimens of the Italian school, admirably arranged and put on the stage by Henri, who has established for himself a great reputation throughout Italy for his taste and skill in the choregraphic art -- one of those masterly productions of grace, method, and elegance in which the whole corps de ballet, from the principal dancers to the humblest supernumerary, are all engaged on the stage at the same time; and a hundred and fifty persons may be seen exhibiting the same attitude, or elevating the same arm or leg with a simultaneous movement, that would lead you to suppose that but one mind, one act of volition, influenced the moving mass -- the ballet was called "Poliska.
World-famous principal dancers and corps de ballet of the Bolshoi Theatre will take to the stage tonight for the first of two performances in Bahrain.
Currently, there are 5 corps de ballet artists, two of them are seniors and three others are students of the choreographic school.
Before that high-octane finale there are such delights as the elegant Corps De Ballet, the aerial acrobatics of Jackie Louise and trick equestrian Nicky de Neumann thundering around the ring on the backs of up to three horses.
The soloists and corps de ballet are superb and never fail to delight with their breathtaking physical ability and dazzling costumes.
On Monday, March 4, auditions will be held at the theatre to find 100 dancers aged between eight and 18 for the ballet to perform the corps de ballet and soloist roles for the show, which will be performed in Cardiff on July 26-27.
Ballet blanc is described as the triumph of the corps de ballet, referring to the identical white costumes worn by the female dancers of the corps de ballet.
Seven dancers were from the corps de ballet, 16 were first artists, 12 were soloists, and 16 were principal dancers.

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