I don't edit here any more. Sorry!
What I really want to say, I can't define...
New messages at the bottom please.
February 19 - July 1
July 2 - September 20
September 21 - November 20
¡ Clean page !
Wohoo! Anyways, just thought I'd pointe out that Emmegan, on the participants list, mentioned studying modern dance. Not sure if it's modern ballet, per say, but maybe she could help? — Editor at Large(speak) 13:09, 22 November 2006 (UTC)
- Hmm, potentially! I've left a note. I wonder how many books there are on the topic... --Keitei (talk) 13:41, 22 November 2006 (UTC)
- Hello, Keitei - I have experience in modern dance, classical ballet, and contemporary ballet, which is what I believe the modern ballet article should be retitled as. I don't think "modern ballet" is necessarily a term that most people use to refer to contemporary dance done in pointe shoes; I think the more accurate term would be contemporary ballet. I'll definitely do some work on researching the history of contemporary ballet... I'll try to include a list of companies that do contemporary ballet, like Alonzo King's Lines Ballet (and my lord, are they the most beautiful dancers in the world!) and others. I'll get to work on that!
Ciao, Emmegan 23:32, 22 November 2006 (UTC)
- It's Emmegan, back again -- I just rewrote and expanded your modern ballet article, and moved it to Contemporary ballet. Please take a look and let me know what you think on my talk page! I'll be adding more soon -- I certainly don't want people to think that contemporary ballet went from Balanchine to Tharp and then stopped... Let me know if you turn up any more information on the subject. Thanks! Emmegan 01:50, 23 November 2006 (UTC)
All right, dear Keitei, here is a list of what I've done so far on WikiProject Ballet:
- Revamped and expanded the contemporary ballet article, as well as added a picture of the beautiful Drew Jacoby
- Bashed through the Vaganova method article and expanded it
- NPOV'd the 32 fouettés en tournant article, as well as expanded and reformatted it
About the Ballet article: I have several notes from lectures on the history of ballet that I attended at the University of Texas over the summer. I used those notes to revamp and expand the Dance in Europe and North America section of the Dance article. Would you like me to apply those to the article on ballet? They're quite interesting and I'd be happy to use them. Just reply on my talk page, and I'll get right to work! Thank goodness for Thanksgiving break... ::wipes sweat off brow:: Much thanks, Emmegan 23:48, 23 November 2006 (UTC)
Apparently in the last 25 days, the mediator (User:Geo.plrd) has accepted the mediation and asked one question. I've removed him from the mediation and have asked on the Coordination Desk page for input from the other coordinators: Do we request that Geo.plrd discontinue his attempts at mediation? I note, sadly, that this is not the first time people have filed complaints about his lack of activity in mediation and decree-like manner of closing cases. I've spoken with him about the matter before, but I'm tempted to think that perhaps he simply is incapable of handling the position. In any case, he's quite the busy individual, trying to start an "ArbCab" and being Senior Overseer of Wikipedia:Motto of the day.
See: Current view of user talkpage, numerous mediation-related concerns, especially my own concerns regarding this, and those on the MedCab talkpage as well as the topic link.
Do you happen to have the page number for the Houppert citation/quote? It looks like you were the one who added it first. Sofeil 01:40, 6 December 2006 (UTC)
- The entire article as I wrote it was based mostly on information found in that book. I don't have the page number as I borrowed it from a library that isn't nearby, but I can probably re-order the book (I kept it long past its due date too... eep). Once I've got the book again, I can probably find the page number. --Keitei (talk) 02:45, 6 December 2006 (UTC)
- It's not an urgent matter, so you can do it whenever you want. I'm going to try to get a copy of the book too, but it's going to take me a little longer than usual because the book is already checked out. Sofeil 02:59, 6 December 2006 (UTC)
Re: Image problem
Ack! Apologies, I forgot I hadn't responded to your question yet.
Yes, I do think that her ankles are rolling, and the perfect 180 degree angle is overdoing it a little, but I think it's mostly the angle of the shot that makes it look so bad. Until we get better ones I'd say leave it; but yes, new ones would be better. I'd take them myself, but I have ugly feet :P
The Physics of Dance article describes ballet leaps and the floating illusion. The Beginners Guide to Ballet discusses the special floors used to cushion landings. Electric ballerina explains landing, among other things.
In my opinion, physics is not peripheral but essential to ballet. Its true you could enjoy, teach or perform w/o formal physics, based only on physical intuition and an artistic sense. But you couldn't explain or really understand it. Part of the art of ballet is to appear to defy gravity while working within its constraints. The spins and turns likewise depend on the laws of physics. Some readers may view view explanations as a kind of spoiler but they are free to skip the section. The article I cited is oriented to ballet more than other forms of dance.
Some of the posts convince me that confusion continues to exist. One editor wrote that the dancer stays up as long as possible. In reality a prima ballerina has no better chance than a hippopotamus of staying suspended in air! What is really happening? Curious readers willwant to know. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Cayte (talk • contribs)
Your article, Turnout (ballet), was selected for DYK!
Keitei -- don't worry about not getting back to me! I have been extremely busy with dance in the real world as opposed to dance in Wikipedia, and will be similarly busy up until the end of March or so. You may not see much of me until then! I will do some ballet history work when I can, but I'll continue to flit intermittently in and out of Wikipedia until this performance I'm in is over. *wipes sweat off brow* But I'll probably peek my head in once in a while and add some citations here and there. Thanks, Keitei! Emmegan 02:18, 8 January 2007 (UTC)
Expand and Fact
You're right, expand should become "dated" soon, and will be fairly easy. Fact (and verify) I am only dating in articles I am already visiting to date other tags, I expect them to become "dated" over the next few weeks. Rich Farmbrough, 10:48 15 January 2007 (GMT).
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Hi -- there is a case which has been in process for a long time, Wikipedia:Mediation_Cabal/Cases/2006-11-26_LaRouche_intro. There has been plenty of discussion by the participants (at Talk:Lyndon LaRouche/medcab06-07,) but very little mediation, and then suddenly the case was pronounced "closed" by User:Ideogram, whom I see has now been blocked for edit warring. I would like to get this case re-opened and successfully mediated, so that the article can be unprotected and returned to some sort of normalcy. Thanks in advance --Tsunami Butler 14:43, 24 March 2007 (UTC)
Important! - Round up what few ballet enthusiasts you know on Wikipedia and get them to vote on the proposed merging of the Ondine articles that would see the article about Frederick Ashton's production of the actual ballet, being merged into one about the music.
And please vote to oppose this change, as this music would not have been written had it not been for Ashton's ballet!!!