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Sunday, October 16, 2011

Weekly Ballet Trivia Quiz

The peasant pas de deux was introduced into the scenario of Giselle

a) so that the mistress of one of the Paris Opera's wealthy patrons could have a solo
b) so that fashionable Parisians could spend more time eating and drinking before arriving just in time for the mad scene
c) so that the mistress of the choreographer Jean Coralli could have a solo
d) because audience members complained that the original production was too short and they weren't getting their money's worth

Answer will be posted tomorrow.

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