Features of Formation and Development of Azerbaijani Ballet

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Hijran Azizaga Sadigzade


Azerbaijani Ballet does not have a long history of development and formation; however, during the analysed period, that is, in the 40-90s of the 20th century, it has become an essential element of the musical culture, both in Azerbaijan and around the world. An essential feature of this genre of artistic creation is a combination of factors and principles of musical construction and expression of Western-European music and, at the same time, folk music, dance, and mugham intonations. Ballets were devoted to historical events and people as well as modern social processes and their participants. Ballet pieces are being continuously improved. In Azerbaijan, the creation of operas, designed for performance, contributed to the growth of the musical culture of the younger generation, as well as general culture and maturation of people, respecting cultural values and actively using those values in their life benchmarks. Over time, some students who took an active part in the performance of operas have become recognised musicians and were awarded honorary titles such as the honoured artist, People's Artist of the Republic, and these are–Samir Jafarov, Teymur Amrakh, Zaur Amiraslanov, etc.


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Sadigzade, H. A. (2018). Features of Formation and Development of Azerbaijani Ballet. Space and Culture, India, 6(2), 102-112. https://doi.org/10.20896/saci.v6i2.357
Received 2018-09-20
Published 2018-09-22


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