Definition of Russian ballet in English:

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Russian ballet

noun

A style of ballet developed at the Russian Imperial Ballet Academy, popularized in the West by Sergei Diaghilev’s Ballets Russes from 1909.
Example sentences
  • Between 1909 and 1929, the Ballets Russes brought ballet into the twentieth century and Russian ballet to the West.
  • In those days, Russian ballet from Russia meant either Moscow's Bolshoi Ballet or Leningrad's Kirov Ballet - but there is not even any Leningrad anymore.
  • Like the Kirov and the Bolshoi, the Kyiv Ballet, is known world-wide for the luxurious and splendid Russian ballet style - a passionate blend of artistry and technical virtuosity.

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Syllabification: Rus·sian bal·let

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