Talk:Pas de deux
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Just a (probably newbie or potentially irrelevant) question, but should musical pieces that have "Pas de Deux" in the title be mentioned in this article?
For example, Samuel Barber's "Souvenirs" suite has a piece titled "Pas de deux" which follows the ballet pattern outlined in the article.
"In ballet, a pas de deux (French, step/dance for two, literally "not as two", inferring two are like one) is a duet in which ballet steps are performed together"
I wonder if the ethymology of this is actually correct. "Pas" in this case is not "not", but "step" in French.
This article should be moved
Pas de Deux is merely a derivative of what is known in ballet as the Grand Pas, which can take one many different forms - Grand Pas d'ensemble, Grand Defile, Grand Ballabile, and so on.
The Pas d'ensemble can take on many forms, for example the so-caled Pas de Six from the first scene of "The Sleeping Beauty", the Pas de Dix from "Raymonda", or the scene "The Kingdom of the Shades" from "La Bayadere". Likewise the Grand Ballabile can take on many forms, such as the scene "Le Jardin Anime" from "Le Corsaire".
--Mrlopez2681 09:31, 11 January 2007 (UTC)