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Transcript of Ballet
Differences between classical and neoclassical:
Faster dance tempos
Spacing: modern and complex Influenced by classical and modern dance
Usually preformed barefoot
Basic techniques and body control of classical ballet
More range of movement than classical •Tells story to music
• Act weightlessly when performing techniques and maneuvers
•Has unique characteristics that distinguish from other types of dance:
•Grace and beauty
•Strong, athletic feet
•High extension of leaps
•May include other forms of dance in work (e.g. jazz, modern, hip hop) •Usually accompanied with classical music
•Ballet music: music composition for ballet performances
•Music not important until the 19th century
•Composer Lully created music to tell story/dance
•Variety of music in ballet
•Today: more modern songs, less classical
•Other music used: jazz, themed music (love, Christmas music) Swan Lake- by: Julius Reisinger
The Nut Cracker- by: Petipa and Ivanov
Romeo and Juliet- by: Leonid Lavrovsky
The Sleeping Beauty- by: Marius Petipa
Le Sacre du Printemps (The Rite of Spring)-by: Vaslav Nijinski
Cinderella- by: Rostislav Zakharov Beliefs of Ballet Art form created by human body
Usually performed on stage
Tells a story or express a thought/emotion
Exciting, magical, dramatic and disturbing
Looks easy, but difficult to do
Fit the mood of the dance and music French and Russians
Brought to America by George Balanchine
Roots were planted in Italy
King Louis XIV enjoyed dance performances
He opened ballet academy in Paris - 1661 Ballerina Classical Ballet Five basic ballet positions:
First position- balls of the feet are turned out
Second position- both feet are turned out with the heels separated
Third position-one foot is in front of the other
Fourth position- feet are placed the same as third position,one step apart.
Fifth position-both feet touching, toes of each foot reaches the heel of the other Special Dance Moves •Tells a story
•Power of mesmerizing audience
•Expresses a new language
•Gains confidence and self discipline
•For both boys and girls Thanks for Listening Bourree-feet tightly together/quickly moves front or back foot
Tendu-movement performed with the foot and leg
Frappe`-hitting/striking action of foot where the foot is directed toward floor using strong extension of the leg.
Demi-pointe-like being on tip-toe •Based on traditional technique and vocabulary
•Different types of classical ballet (French Ballet, Russian Ballet, Italian Ballet)