Definition of fantasia
1 : a free usually instrumental composition not in strict form
2a : a work (such as a poem or play) in which the author's fancy roves unrestrictedb : something possessing grotesque, bizarre, or unreal qualities
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The city’s historical fantasia charms millions of tourists every year, but some locals are itching to infuse their hometown with new life.
Of course, politically incorrect racial fantasia aren’t the only eroticized taboo.
The Fantasia in C minor for Piano, Chorus, and Orchestra, Op.
After all, the two men helped promulgate what is perhaps the right’s most influential conspiracy theory—that Barack Obama was born in Kenya, a racist fantasia that launched Trump’s political career and helped land him the presidency.
The evening-length work — which Moran, Muldrow and an instrumental ensemble performed Friday night in Orchestra Hall at Symphony Center — amounted to a kind of fantasia on Mingus compositions, interspersed with original work.
The pilot was directed by Jonathan Levine (Snatched) and is a fantasia of oversaturated '70s excess, with enough gauze and smog infusing every frame to nearly obscure the bellbottoms, feathered hair and afros.
A Gay Fantasia on National Themes, Tony Kushner’s masterpiece, which is receiving a glittering 25th-anniversary revival at the National Theatre in London this spring.
Even seen in two dimensions, the films will dazzle you with their relentless fantasia of slo-mo jump kicks, fireballs, and severed limbs.
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