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チェケッティのアイデアは何故、今でも尊重されているのでしょうか?Why are Cecchetti's ideas about ballet training still so important today?

2011/01/16 at 11:13AM by Helen

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1887年、チェケッティはロシアにあるインペリアル・スクールにて講師として招待されました。数年後、彼はサンクトペテルブルクにて自分のスタジオを開設しました。アンナ・パヴロヴァも彼の生徒の一人でした。1910年、彼はセルゲイ・ディアギレフの指名により、バレ エ・ルースのマスターに就任しました。そこで彼はダンサー達を育成し、そしてリハーサル進行をリードし、さらには舞台にもキャラクターとして出演しました。その際にカルサヴィナ、バランシン、フォーキン、ニジンスキーも一緒に舞台を作り上げていました。

Class at Ballets Russe, Cecchetti on far right, Cecchetti's wife far left

上記の情報はLivia Brillarelli 作、Cecchetti, A Ballet Dynastyという素晴らしい本を参考にしたものです。

Cecchetti as the charlatan in Petrushka.


Who was Cecchetti and why are his ideas about ballet training still so important today?

Enrico Cecchetti was born into a family of dancers; his parents, his aunt, his siblings, two of his children and one grandchild were dancers...and he married a dancer. First appearing onstage at the age of 5 in his home country of Italy, Cecchetti's career as a dancer took him to America, across Europe and north to Russia.

In 1887 Enrico Cecchetti was invited to teach at the Imperial School, Russia. After a few years he opened his own school in St Petersburg. Anna Pavlova was one of his pupils. In 1910 Serge Diaghilev hired him as ballet master for the Ballets Russe. Cecchetti trained the dancers, ran rehearsals, and appeared in character roles. He was working with Karsavina, Balanchine, Fokine, and Nijinsky among others.

Cecchetti opened a school in London in 1918 and published his manual of ballet technique. In 1922 the Cecchetti Society was formed. At the age of 74 he returned home to Italy hoping to retire, however, he was asked to direct La Scala Theatre, Milan. At the age of 78 Cecchetti became ill while teaching a ballet class and died the next day.

What did Enrico Cecchetti actual teach? Joyce Shietze, chair of the Canadian Cecchetti Society, will be showing us at the 9th Yokohama Ballet Intensive! 

The information for this blog is taken from a wonderful book entitled, Cecchetti, A Ballet Dynasty, by Livia Brillarelli.

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