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ABC of ballet: révérence

Watch Romany Pajdak, Royal Ballet First Artist, demonstrate a révérence.

By Royal Opera House

16 March 2011 at 4.45pm | Comment on this article


Révérence: A bow or curtsy. A grand gesture of respect executed at the end of a dance to acknowledge the teacher, pianist, orchestra or audience. In classical ballet dancers often take their bows in character, with a révérence choreographed specifially to reflect the character they have been dancing.

ABC of ballet: One of a series of posts explaining useful ballet terms.

By Royal Opera House

16 March 2011 at 4.45pm

This article has been categorised Ballet and tagged abc of ballet, romany pajdak, The Royal Ballet

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