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Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Terminology Tuesday Ballabile

Terminology Tuesday Ballabile

Ballabile, pronounced  bahl-LAY-bee-lay is Italian for danceable.

Here is the definition from Merriam-Webster: “a dance in classic ballet performed by the corps de ballet by itself or with the principal dancers.”
Here is the definition from Gail Grant’s Technical Manual and Dictionary of Classical Ballet:A dance for a group or corps de ballet without solos.”

Sounds a bit confusing, but I assume that the principal dancers in the first definition must be dancing with the corps, and not alone as a soloist.

From the Big Blue Book of Ballet Secrets
Secret #30m:
“Ballabile means danceable.”

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