A  sumptuous collection of music from Russia, Poland, Hungary, and  Spain, Character Dance was originally produced in 1988 in collaboration with noted teacher Marina Stavitskaya. Ideal for character class, this recording can also be used for regular ballet class - just for a lively change of pace. The mazurkas, tarantellas, and
gypsy dances of ballet's folk dance tradition have never been more vibrant. Available on compact disc (in 2-CD set with Piano Music for Ballet Class) and cassette. Review playlist for a complete list of music on this recording.  For a complete list of musical recordings on Character Dance (Adobe PDF version), please click below:

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Character Dance
Complete List of Musical Recordings on "Character Dance"
Complete List of Musical Recordings on "Character Dance"

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Josu Gallastegui is widely viewed as one of the country's leading ballet pianists, known for the excitement, imagination, and impeccable musical judgment he brings to class. Born in Bilbao, in the Basque Region of Spain, Gallastegui has won the acclaim of teachers and performers throughout the dance world.  >> Read more

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