P4: « It's necessary to add that in the United States is not state-
supported. Many Americans tend to see culture and the arts
as areas that the government should not interfere with. They
do not see the government as the patron of the arts».
Teacher: Very good and we have two reports else. Olga, it's your
P5: « My report is about British Ballet».
« Ballet in Britain can be dated almost exactly from 1911 when
Sergei Diaghilev brought his Russian Ballet to London.
Somehow , against all possible expectation, they caught the
public imagination. London went ballet mad, as the music of
Stravinsky, the genius Of Nijinsky and Fokin were paraded
before it. There were some English dancers in the company,
who stayed on to found British Ballet. The ballet scene in
Britain is not as rich as the theatre in fringe companies, but
there are a fair number; the New London Ballet, the London
Contemporary Dance Theatre, The Scottish ballet are just a
few of the groups which are now bringing dance in all its forms
to the contrary at large.
Teacher: Thank you, Olga and the last report is yours, Dasha.
P6: My report is about Rock and Pop Music.
«The most classless music- rock and pop music-is listened to by a
large number of people all over the world. It also crosses
national barriers as easily as class barriers. Every year about
40 per cent of the best-selling singers in Europe are British and
about ten British singles get to number one in the United
States. British pop music still has a world-wide audience today.
Groups from Britain like the Rolling Stones, the Who, the
Clash, The Police and ex- Beatle Paul McCartney with his new
group Wings, are some of the most popular singers in the
English-speaking countries, as well as in many other countries.