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Papers of BAS. Humanities and Social Sciences

Vol. 10, 2023, No. 1

Structural shapes and patterns of choreographic direction

in the art of ballet (19th-21st centuries)

Anelia Yaneva

Abstract. The text reveals various constituents of choreographic direction: structure of dramaturgy, construction of conflict, dominant dance forms, genre features and changes in genre characteristics. The aim was to derive recurring principles that would form patterns of choreographic direction. This analysis is based on works from the 19th century - romantic and classical ballets, and created in the 20th and 21st centuries - drama ballet, dance theatre and total dance theatre.

Keywords: choreography, ballet directing, ballet, drama ballet, dance theatre


Papers of BAS. Humanities and Social Sciences

Vol. 9, 2022, No. 1

‘Nijinsky’ by John Neumeier: Present, past and even earlier time

Anelia Yaneva

Abstract. In search of general directorial and choreographic techniques, two of John Neumeier’s step-by-step works are analysed - “Nijnsky” and “The Lady of the Camellias”, in which the author makes intriguing references between different time layers - present, memories, roles in the ballet “Nijinsky”; the novel of Alexander Dumas fils and “Manon” by Abbé Prévost in the ballet “The Lady of the Camellias”. Through the interactions between past and present, between the protagonist and his visions, Neumeier builds a new model of choreographic directing.

Keywords: choreography, ballet directing, dance, ballet, dance theatre