Ballet, a Combination of Four Arts

  Although the first thing that comes to mind when we hear the word ballet is a graceful ballerinagliding across the stage, the ballet is not just dancing.The final production is a combination of four arts: dancing, music, drama and painting.It is also a combination of the efforts of many people.

  The ballerina and her partner dance the main roles.It may be hard to realize that behind their seemingly effortless movements are long years of practice.She had to dance in minor roles for many years.The premier danseur had to learn the art of partnering, of showing off the ballerina so that she appears to be perfect.

  Some of the people who create a ballet never appear on stage.They are responsible for the music to which the dancers move, the theme of the ballet's story, the sets, and the costumes.It is the fusion of these many talents that creates the one, overall effect that is a ballet.

  芭蕾舞——四门艺术的结晶

  虽然我们一听到芭蕾舞这个词,首先便想到在舞台上迅速滑行、动作优美的芭蕾舞女星,然而芭蕾舞却不只是舞蹈。最后出现在舞台上的芭蕾舞作品,是四门艺术——舞蹈、音乐、戏剧和美术的综合产物。它也是许多人努力协作的结晶。

  芭蕾舞女星和她的舞伴在芭蕾舞中扮演主要角色。人们也许很难了解:在他们那看起来毫不费力的轻盈舞步后面,有着多年训练的艰辛。她必须先跳许多年的小角色。首席芭蕾舞男演员必须学习伴舞艺术——给女星当陪衬,从而使她显得完美。

  创作芭蕾舞的人中,有一些从不在舞台上露面。他们负责创作演员的舞蹈音乐,确定芭蕾舞剧情的主题,设计道具和服装。靠这许多有才能的人的协作,创作出一部具有多方面艺术效果的作品,这就是芭蕾舞。