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  • n. Plural form of divertissement.


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  • The truncated versions of "Hamlet" and "Othello," called divertissements, will focus on specifics of the well-known Shakespeare heroes.

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  • Castile Blaze and Sauvage, and many changes in the score, such as divertissements made up of the dance-music in "Preciosa" and "Oberon," and of "The Invitation to the Dance," scored by Berlioz.

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  • "A lot of these operas are filled with dance 'divertissements,' which are so crucial to the emotional pacing of these works," said Opera Lafayette artistic director Ryan Brown.

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  • Other times, he said, she has had to choreograph divertissements from scratch, "using the building blocks of the period and creating something new."

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  • The rest of the programme is made up of divertissements from BRB's current repertory: the sublime pas de deux that closes Ashton's The Dream; dances from Act I of the great Petipa/ Delibes comedy Coppélia; the magisterial grand pas de deux from Sleeping Beauty Act III and an excerpt from Ashton's La Fille Mal Gardée.

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  • The north-east leg features Balanchine's comic gangster ballet Slaughter on Tenth Avenue along with its own mix of divertissements: Act II of Coppélia, the clog dance from Fille Mal Gardée, the central pas de deux from Kenneth MacMillan's Concerto set to Shostakovich and the Sleeping Beauty grand pas de deux.

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  • Indeed, among the divertissements for which the society became famous back in the '20s and '30s were its "Illustrator's Shows."

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  • Gone were the jewel-like divertissements, the subtle layers of allegory, the sophisticated use of leitmotif, all replaced by bland pastiche.

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  • Also in the programme is a new work by former Royal Ballet dancer Viacheslav Samodurov set to music by Domenico Scarlatti, plus a series of divertissements, including the spectacularly acrobatic pas de deux Spring Waters.

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  • More than 200 heirs to titles or large estates were killed in World War I.Mr. James also notes that the selfishness and idleness of so many noblemen tended to be forgiven because the aristocracy's sporting divertissements and colorful eccentricities brightened the national scene.

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