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Latvian National Opera and Ballet

Tango, Anna Karenina Trio

Three couples of principal dancers from Latvian National Ballet performs a charming tango-style ballet piece. Enthusiastic, dynamic, and both cold and passionate moves to the Tango by Arturs Maskats catch the eyes of the audience throughout the show and leaves a lingering image even without any storyline. The piece will be the grand final of 2016 K-Ballet World opening GALA performance..

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Kazan Tatar State Opera Ballet,
Kremlin Ballet, Moscow

Harlequinade Grand Pas de Deux, Le corsaire Grand Pas de Deux

According to the Oxford Dictionary, harlequinade is a British comic theatrical genre of pantomime. Its story revolves around comical incidents happening in the lives of Harlequin and the clown. Art comedy(Commedia dell'arte), which was a trend in the 16th and 17th Century in Italy, flourished in Britain from 17th Century to late 19th Century after it was introduced to the country..

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Kazakhstan Astana State Opera Ballet Theater

Spartacus Pas de Deux, Shaman of Rain, Russian Dance

The setting of is ancient Rome and it is based on the slave rebellion known as 'The Third Servile War'. Spartacus was the leader of the slaves. Aram Khachaturian(1903-1978) first composed in 1945 and won the Lenin Prize with the piece. Leonid Yakobson, the choreographer of Leningrad Kirov Ballet, first made it into a ballet in 1956. However, the piece was less successful because it excluded the use of classical point shoes. In 1958, Igor Moiseyev choreographed and performed it at the Bolshoi Theater of Moscow. gained its fame in 1968 when the then head of Bolshoi Ballet Yury Grigorovich choreographed the piece..

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