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quiz 1632 – ballet (QA)

1 Rudolf Nureyev died in which year? 1993, 1990, 1991, 1992 1993
2 Domenico da Piacenza was one of the first dancing masters. In which century did he live (in ballet)? 16th, 17th, 14th, 15th 15th
3 In 1489 the Duke of Milan ordered a dance entertainment based on which story (in ballet)? Twelve Labours of Heracles, Adam and Eve, Jonah and the Whale, Jason and the Argonauts Jason and the Argonauts
4 Catherine de Medici, a figure in early ballet, married which French king? Henry I, Louis XV, Henry II, Louis XVII Henry II
5 The Ballet de Polonais featured an hour-long dance for each of the sixteen women, each representing what? A Polish ambassador, A French king, A European country, A French province A French province
6 Who published the early ballet technical manuel, Il Ballarino? Louis XVII, Catherine de Medici, Fabritio Caroso, Balthasar de Beaujoyeulx Fabritio Caroso
7 Who was the personal dance teacher of Louis XIV? Pierre Beauchamp, Philippe Quinault, Balthasar de Beaujoyeulx, Pierre Rameau Pierre Beauchamp
8 By what name was Maria Taglioni known (in ballet)? The dancer, Christian dancer, Woman dancer, Jewish dancer Christian dancer
9 How did Fanny Elssler become known (in ballet)? Court dancer, Christian dancer, Pagan dancer, Jewish dancer Pagan dancer
10 Which Ukraine city has the country’s oldest ballet theatre? Dnipro, Odessa, Lviv, Kiev Odessa
11 What nationality was August Bournonville (in ballet)? French, Danish, English, Swedish Danish
12 Which of these ballets is the oldest? The Pharaoh’s Daughter, Giselle, La Bayadere, Swan Lake The Pharaoh’s Daughter
13 The third-best opera house in the world, in which capital is the Teatro Colon? Brasilia, Havana, Lima, Buenos Aires Buenos Aires
14 Which ballet centres on the story of its hero Prince Ivan entering the realm of Kashchei the Immortal? The Pharaoh’s Daughter, The Nutcracker, La Bayadere, The Firebird The Firebird
15 Who choreographed The Rite of Spring? Nijinsky, Nureyev, Tchaikovsky, Beauchamp Nijinsky
16 “Flames of…” Complete the ballet title with the name of a European capital city. Moscow, London, Paris, Prague Paris
17 Which Prokofiev ballet shares its name with a well-known Disney film? Cinderella, Pinocchio, Sleeping Beauty, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs Cinderella
18 Complete this ballet title: The … of Bakhchisaray. Lake, Sea, Fountain, River Fountain
19 Michel Fokine eventually settled in which city after disagreements with Sergei Diaghilev? New York City, Chicago, Paris, San Francisco New York City
20 Which famous female gives her name to a ballet choreographed by Fokine? Joan of Arc, Mary Magdalene, Marie Antoinette, Cleopatra Cleopatra