The Green Table

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In light of the Joffrey's announcement this ballet will be back in their repertoire Fall 2012, here is a collection dedicated to Jooss' masterpiece. "A dance of death in eight scenes", The Green Table is a commentary on the futility of war and the horrors it causes. #ballet history #dance #antiwar ballet

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The Joffrey Ballet performing the first act of The Green Table, including Philip… Ballet Dance Videos, Roosevelt University, Joffrey Ballet, Dance Of Death, Then Sings My Soul, Green Table, Beautiful Landscapes, History, Black
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1 Intro thru beginning of The Farewells

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Fabrice Calmels & Anastacia Holden during Human Landscapes performance Photo by Herbert Migdoll. Dance Photos, Dance Pictures, Joffrey Ballet, 9th Wonder, Dance Of Death, 40 Hours, Green Table, Romanticism, Auditorium

Review: The Joffrey Ballet's Human Landscapes at the Auditorium Theatre

Image of Forgotten Land, by Herbert Migdoll Romanticism in performative outlets is not merely a means to highlight ideas of the beautiful. The idea of the

"The dance ends with a repeat of the opening scene, a device the choreographer uses to show his mistrust in the talks of the diplomats; completely indifferent to the ravages of war, they continue their hypocritical negotiations. Dance Of Death, Dance Project, Upcoming Films, Scene, Ballet, War, Actors, History, Green Table
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"The dance ends with a repeat of the opening scene, a device the choreographer uses to show his mistrust in the talks of the diplomats; completely indifferent to the ravages of war, they continue their hypocritical negotiations."

"The next six scenes portray different aspects of wartime: the separation from loved ones in The Farewells, war itself in The Battle and The Partisan, loneliness and misery in The Refugees, the emotional void and the atmosphere of forced entertainment in The Brothel, and, finally, the psychologically beaten and wounded survivors in The Aftermath. The ballet then ends as it began, with the "Gentlemen in Black" around the green table." Dance Of Death, Green Table, Basic Shapes, Darwin, Statue Of Liberty, First Love, Ballet, Loneliness, History
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"The next six scenes portray different aspects of wartime: the separation from loved ones in The Farewells, war itself in The Battle and The Partisan, loneliness and misery in The Refugees, the emotional void and the atmosphere of forced entertainment in The Brothel, and, finally, the psychologically beaten and wounded survivors in The Aftermath. The ballet then ends as it began, with the "Gentlemen in Black" around the green table."

"It opens with a group of diplomats (the Gentlemen in Black) having a discussion around a rectangular table covered with a green cloth. They end up pulling guns from their pockets and shooting in the air, thus symbolizing the declaration of war. Funny Dance, Dance Humor, Dance Of Death, Green Table, Ballet, Dance Photos, Gentleman, Guns, Characters
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"It opens with a group of diplomats (the Gentlemen in Black) having a discussion around a rectangular table covered with a green cloth. They end up pulling guns from their pockets and shooting in the air, thus symbolizing the declaration of war."

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"The next six scenes portray different aspects of wartime: the separation from loved ones in The Farewells, war itself in The Battle and The Partisan, loneliness and misery in The Refugees, the emotional void and the atmosphere of forced entertainment in The Brothel, and, finally, the psychologically beaten and wounded survivors in The Aftermath. The ballet then ends as it began, with the "Gentlemen in Black" around the green table."

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5 Aftermath, con't.; Closing scene

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2 Farewells, con't.; and The Battle

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Partisan,The Brothel; begin Aftermath Dance Of Death, Green Table, Horror, Ballet, History, Youtube, Green Desk, Historia, Ballet Dance
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3 Battle, con't.; The Refugees, begin The Partisan

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"Throughout these episodes the figure of Death is triumphant, portrayed as a skeleton moving in a forceful and robot-like way, relentlessly claiming its victims.

"Throughout these episodes the figure of Death is triumphant, portrayed as a skeleton moving in a forceful and robot-like way, relentlessly claiming its victims."

"Its style, with its cutting irony, caricature, and boldness of language, has much in common with Expressionism, which flourished in the first decade of the 20th century." Dance Of Death, One Decade, Green Table, Expressionism, Caricature, Language, Ballet, Concert, Style
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"The Green Table reflects a concern for social issues and the problems of that era (shared by many artists contemporary with Jooss) such as political corruption and militaristic policies. Political Corruption, Politics, Dance Of Death, Green Table, Social Issues, Ballet, Artists, Contemporary, History
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"The scene of The Gentlemen in Black provides an example of how the choreographer directed the audience to focus on a particular point of interest, which may be a dancer located on a higher plane than the rest of the group, or someone keeping still while everybody else is moving (or vice versa), or simply a convergence of the compositional lines." Dance Of Death, Green Table, Everybody Else, Ny Times, Plane, Dancer, Horror, Rest, Ballet
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"The scene of The Gentlemen in Black provides an example of how the choreographer directed the audience to focus on a particular point of interest, which may be a dancer located on a higher plane than the rest of the group, or someone keeping still while everybody else is moving (or vice versa), or simply a convergence of the compositional lines."

"The costumes and props were chosen for their symbolic qualities: a flag for the hopeful soldier, a red dress coupled with a white scarf for the partisan, or the skeleton-like costume of Death. Joffrey Ballet, Pina Bausch, Dance Of Death, Green Table, Dance With You, Contemporary Dance, Macabre, Pretty Girls, Ballet Dance

"The costumes and props were chosen for their symbolic qualities: a flag for the hopeful soldier, a red dress coupled with a white scarf for the partisan, or the skeleton-like costume of Death."

"The cynical structure of the dance is a formal expression of this dry humour: the diplomats repeat their routine with total indifference to the real consequences of their decisions. Dance Of Death, Dry Humor, Ballet Companies, Senior Project, Ny Times, Art Forms, Documentaries, History, American

"The cynical structure of the dance is a formal expression of this dry humour: the diplomats repeat their routine with total indifference to the real consequences of their decisions."