danseur noble


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dan•seur no•ble

(Fr. dɑ̃ sœr ˈnɔ blə)

pl. dan•seurs no•bles (Fr. dɑ̃ sœr ˈnɔ blə)
a male dancer who is the partner of a ballerina, as in a pas de deux.
[1940–45; < French; literally, noble dancer]
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Noun1.danseur noble - a male ballet dancer who is the partner of a ballerinadanseur noble - a male ballet dancer who is the partner of a ballerina
ballet dancer - a trained dancer who is a member of a ballet company
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Danseur Noble has hit the bar on his last couple of starts but can regain winning ways in the Post Your Winners At bookies.
Danseur Noble has hit the bar on his last couple of starts but can regain the winning thread in the Post Your Winners At bookies.
The winner that day has gone on to score again twice and while Danseur Noble is returning from a lay off, he should not be discounted.
That's the number of winners hard-working Luke Morris has to his credit in 2014, the latest being Danseur Noble, who improved on his debut run to land the juvenile maiden for trainer James Tate and owner Saeed Manana.
Along with being a danseur noble, Freddie was a ballet master, director, coach, choreographer, and artistic advisor.
In his days as premier danseur noble (a male dancer doing lead roles of royalty), Rafael "Nonoy" Froilan partnered such prodigious Giselles as Yoko Moroshita, Maniya Barredo, Lisa Macuja and Anna Villadolid.
The prince must always be a cavalier, presenting his Clara to advantage, never forgetting that he is an aristocrat, a danseur noble.
From these spare songs, Tharp has fashioned a resonant, mythic story about Eddie (performed by the Baryshnikovian John Selya), his girlfriend Brenda (knock-'em-dead Elizabeth Parkinson), Tony (the plangent virtuoso Keith Roberts), Judy (the sylphlike Ashley Tuttle) and her fiance, James (the danseur noble Benjamin Bowman).
He took many lovers, yet he felt spiritually close to only one, the extra-ordinary Danish danseur noble, Erik Bruhn, whose elegant attack and classical proportions complemented Nureyev's feral demeanor.
Bocea happily combines demi-caractere pizzazz with danseur noble manner.
Helimets has developed into a true danseur noble (earlier he gave us a fine prince in Cinderella).
But in the art world, he is treasured for his paintings, his books, his roles on Broadway, his status as a danseur noble with the Metropolitan Opera in the 1950s, his Tony Awards for costume design and direction of The Wiz, and his ballets, including Dance Theatre of Harlem's signature piece Dougla.