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World IA Day Philadelphia – Backstage: How Invisible Architecture Contributes to a Ballerina's Success

Alicia R.
February 20, 2016

World IA Day Philadelphia – Backstage: How Invisible Architecture Contributes to a Ballerina's Success

When we think of ballet, we are usually thinking of art and for some people, an opportunity to catch a nap. The world of ballet is architected to allow the dancer to focus fully on their craft instead of the moments, or movement, throughout their day. The nested structure of the day’s activities create an invisible architecture which the dancer relies on for their health and the advancement of their skill and craft.

This invisible architecture has worked so well for the dancers and companies, that it has been applied to all 6 major ballet methods used throughout the world. We will examine what that architecture is and how it has contributed to the success of the dancers.

Presented at World IA Day Philadelphia 2016

Alicia R.

February 20, 2016
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  1. WORLD IA DAY 2015 Backstage: How invisible architecture contributes to a ballet Ballerina’s success
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    BACKSTAGE:
    HOW INVISIBLE ARCHITECTURE CONTRIBUTES
    TO A BALLERINA’S SUCCESS

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    WORLD IA DAY 2016 Backstage: How invisible architecture contributes to a ballet Ballerina’s success
    BALLET HISTORY – ABRIDGED
    15th Century
    Italian Renaissance Courts
    15th Century
    Catherine di Mecidi brought
    the art to France
    16th Century
    King Louis XIV fell in love with Ballet
    Late 16th Century
    1st ballet academy opened
    16th Century on…
    Ballet spreads to
    other countries

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    WORLD IA DAY 2016 Backstage: How invisible architecture contributes to a ballet Ballerina’s success
    BALLET METHODS
    01
    Vaganova – Russian Style
    02
    French School
    03
    Bournonville – Danish Style
    04
    Cecchetti – Italian Style
    05
    The Royal Academy of Dancing & Royal
    Ballet School – British Style
    06
    Balanchine – American Style

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  4. WORLD IA DAY 2016 Backstage: How invisible architecture contributes to a ballet Ballerina’s success
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    CREATE ADAPTABILITY
    NO.1

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    WORLD IA DAY 2016 Backstage: How invisible architecture contributes to a ballet Ballerina’s success
    A BALLET DANCER’S
    DAY

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    GLOSSARY OF TERMS
    Barre Center Working leg
    http://dance.about.com/od/getstarteddancing/ht/Make_Barre.htm http://adultbeginnerballerina.tumblr.com/post/117621961898/vaganova-blog-
    vaganova-ballet-academy
    http://www.cntraveler.com/stories/2014-09-11/is-houston-the-new-it-city

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  7. WORLD IA DAY 2016 Backstage: How invisible architecture contributes to a ballet Ballerina’s success
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    TECHNIQUE CLASS
    The part of the day where a
    dancer focuses on warming
    their bodies up and their
    technique
    REHEARSAL
    The time a dancer spends
    rehearsing for a performance

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  8. WORLD IA DAY 2016 Backstage: How invisible architecture contributes to a ballet Ballerina’s success
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    TECHNIQUE CLASS
    The part of the day where a
    dancer focuses on warming
    their bodies up and their
    technique

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    TECHNIQUE CLASS
    The part of the day where a
    dancer focuses on warming
    their bodies up and their
    technique
    CENTER
    Focuses on balance and
    transitions
    BARRE EXERCISES
    Warm the body up &
    strengthen muscles

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  10. WORLD IA DAY 2016 Backstage: How invisible architecture contributes to a ballet Ballerina’s success
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    TECHNIQUE CLASS
    The part of the day where a
    dancer focuses on warming
    their bodies up and their
    technique
    CENTER
    Focuses on balance and
    transitions
    BARRE EXERCISES
    Warm the body up &
    strengthen muscles

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    LEG HEIGHT Technique Class < Barre Exercises

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    EXERCISE FORMAT Technique Class < Barre Exercises
    0-45 45-90 90+
    Leg Height (in degrees)

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    MOVEMENT &
    MUSIC SPEED
    Class < Center < Fast (Allegro) Movement:
    Slow
    Music: Adagio
    Beats per minute: 60-76
    Movement:
    Moderate
    Music: Moderato
    Beats per minute: 83-120
    Movement:
    Fast
    Music: Allegro
    Beats per minute: 120-168
    Technique Class < Barre Exercises < Leg Height

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    EXERCISE FORMAT Technique Class < Barre Exercises
    Speed
    Slow
    Moderate
    Fast
    0-45 45-90 90+
    Leg Height (in degrees)

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    EXERCISE FORMAT Technique Class < Barre Exercises
    Speed
    Slow
    Moderate
    Fast
    0-45 45-90 90+
    Leg Height (in degrees)

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    EXERCISE FORMAT Technique Class < Barre Exercises
    Speed
    Slow
    Moderate
    Fast
    0-45 45-90 90+
    Leg Height (in degrees)
    1
    2 & 3
    4

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  17. WORLD IA DAY 2016 Backstage: How invisible architecture contributes to a ballet Ballerina’s success
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    EXERCISE FORMAT Technique Class < Barre Exercises
    Speed
    Slow
    Moderate
    Fast
    0-45 45-90 90+
    Leg Height (in degrees)
    1
    2 & 3
    4
    5
    6 & 7
    8

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  18. WORLD IA DAY 2016 Backstage: How invisible architecture contributes to a ballet Ballerina’s success
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    EXERCISE FORMAT Technique Class < Barre Exercises
    Speed
    Slow
    Moderate
    Fast
    0-45 45-90 90+
    Leg Height (in degrees)
    1
    2 & 3
    4
    5
    6 & 7
    8
    9
    10

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  19. WORLD IA DAY 2016 Backstage: How invisible architecture contributes to a ballet Ballerina’s success
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    CREATE PREDICTABLE
    STRUCTURES
    NO. 2

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  20. WORLD IA DAY 2016 Backstage: How invisible architecture contributes to a ballet Ballerina’s success
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    TECHNIQUE CLASS
    The part of the day where a
    dancer focuses on warming
    their bodies up and their
    technique.
    CENTER
    Focuses on balance and
    transitions
    BARRE EXERCISES
    Warms the body up

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  21. WORLD IA DAY 2016 Backstage: How invisible architecture contributes to a ballet Ballerina’s success
    Twitter: @acr523
    TECHNIQUE CLASS
    The part of the day where a
    dancer focuses on warming
    their bodies up and their
    technique.
    CENTER
    Focuses on balance and
    transitions
    BARRE EXERCISES
    Warms the body up

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    SLOW
    Balance and Transitions
    FAST
    Jumps and Speed
    Technique Class < Center

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    SLOW
    Balance and Transitions
    FAST
    Jumps and Speed
    Technique Class < Center

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    EXERCISE FORMAT Technique Class < Center < Slow(Adagio)
    Speed
    Slow
    Moderate
    Fast
    0-45 45-90 90+
    Leg Height (in degrees)

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    EXERCISE FORMAT Technique Class < Center < Slow(Adagio)
    Speed
    Slow
    Moderate
    Fast
    0-45 45-90 90+
    Leg Height (in degrees)
    1 5 9

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  26. WORLD IA DAY 2016 Backstage: How invisible architecture contributes to a ballet Ballerina’s success
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    EXERCISE FORMAT Technique Class < Center < Slow(Adagio)
    Speed
    Slow
    Moderate
    Fast
    0-45 45-90 90+
    Leg Height (in degrees)
    1 5 9
    2 & 3 6 & 7 10

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    EXERCISE FORMAT Technique Class < Center < Slow(Adagio)
    Speed
    Slow
    Moderate
    Fast
    0-45 45-90 90+
    Leg Height (in degrees)
    4 8
    1 5 9
    2 & 3 6 & 7 10

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    PROVIDE VERSATILITY
    NO.3

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    FAST
    Jumps and Speed
    SLOW
    Balance and Transitions
    Technique Class < Center

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    FAST
    Jumps and Speed
    SLOW
    Balance and Transitions
    Technique Class < Center

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    Technique Class < Center < Fast(Allegro)
    MEDIUM
    Moderately sized jumps
    http://balletscoop.com/2010/08/23/ballet-in-print-belyaevsky-
    ballet-photography/vaganova-students-by-belyaevsky/
    SMALL
    Little jumps typically in place
    http://www.dancespirit.com/how-to/ballet/just-beat-it/
    LARGE
    Large scenic jumps
    https://balletthebestphotographs.wordpress.com/
    2014/09/28/anastasia-and-denis-matvienko-by-gene-
    schiavone/anastasia-matvienko-11/

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    MEET PHYSIOLOGICAL AND
    PSYCHOLOGICAL NEEDS
    NO.4

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    WORLDBALLETDAY.COM
    THANK YOU.

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    QUESTIONS?

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