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Transcript of Ballet
What Country is Ballet Originated From?
Ballet first originated in Italy Renaissance in the 15th and 16th centuries. One of the moves called the " Pas de Bourree " is Italian for steps of small, quick steps. But then later on, ballet immigrated its way to France.Usually in the century, they would have ballet performances at weddings because it would be nice and fancy.
Ballet became really popular in the 20th century and it became a big influence on concert dance.
The Styles of Ballet
The three types of ballet are classical, neoclassical, and contemporary.
Classical Ballet is the traditional and technique. There are different kinds of classical ballet. There is French ballet, Italian ballet and Russian ballet.
Neoclassical Ballet is a style that follows to classical ballet technique. This type of ballet is supposed to be more modern and complex.
Contemporary Ballet is a form of dance influenced by both classical ballet and modern dance.
Julie Kent is an American professional ballerina and she is currently a principle dancer at American Ballet Theater. She was born in 1969 and she started her training at the Academy of the Maryland Youth Ballet with Hortensia Fonseca.
She went to train the School of American Ballet in 1985. She then became an apprentice at the main company and then she joined the American Ballet Theater.
She became a Principal at ABT in 1993 and then during her career, she was featured in the famous film called "Center Stage".
Paloma Herrera was born in 1975 in Argentina. She is also a principal dancer at the American Ballet Theater.
Paloma would travel and train at many different places including South America and at the English National Ballet in London.
She first studied at the School of American Ballet and then after her studies, she then became an official member of the ABT company.
She joined the American Ballet Theater in 1991 and then moved very slowly through the company to become a principal by the year 1995.
What Ballerina's Would Wear
They would have two types of shoes to wear
They would wear tight that are pink but they call the color ballet pink
They would also wear a leotard consisting of many other different colors than black
They would also wear decorated tutu's
Description of Ballet
Ballet is a classical dance form that can be mastered by itself. It can also be used as a technical base or supplement to other kinds of dance forms. In ballet class, they would focus on overall body alignment and awareness with emphasis on proper usage of feet and legs and execution of turnout. They also focus on the carriage and usage of upper torso and arms are also stressed. Traditional barre work, center work and combinations are included in all of the classes.
Nothing really happened in this century.
Ballet Comique de la Reine.
English country dance / contra dance or contredanse.
Classical ballet or Russian ballet.
Timeline of Ballet
How is Ballet Different from Other Dance Styles?
The difference of ballet from different dace styles is that ballet has an older history than most dance styles. It is also more classical than other dance styles, for example, hip hop is more jumpy but ballet is more royal and more calm.
Another difference is that you need a lot of flexibility to do the jumps and more tricks. You are also constantly on the top of your toes when you turn and when you do different things.
The 14th century
In the 14th century, a new dance called "The Medieval" was created. The most documented form of dance is carol. It's also known as "carole" or "carola" in the 12th and 13th century. Some early mentions of the carol were in the works of a French Poet, Chretien de Troyes, in his series of Arthurian romances in a wedding scene in Erec and Enide: Puceles carolent et dancent and Trestuit de joie feire tancent. Scandinavia is another carol dance
The 16th Century
In the 16th century, during the renaissance period, there was a analysis between country dances and court dances. The first intermedii was in Ferrara at the ending of the 15th century.
The Ballet Comique de la Reine was first presented on October 15, 1581. Ballet Comique de la Reine was created for a wedding celebration of King Louis's sister, Marguerite of Lorraine who married Duc de Joyeuse.
The 17th Century
In the 17th century the english country dance is made in the Culture of England. The English country dance form is social folk dance. The choreography is a set of two or three, sometimes four people interact during a single progression.
The Contra Dance was popular in North America at the end of this century. The Contra Dance also reffers to partner folk dance; couples dance in squares/two lines. Contra Dance was supposed to be fashionable in the United States. At the end of the century, the English country dance was taken over by French dance masters.
The 18th Century
In the 18th century, the Baroque dance is a dance of the Baroque era (roughly through 1600–1750). A popular genre of the French Baroque Opera was the Opéra-Ballet. The Ballet d'action is an action in ballet that was created by a French choreographer named Jean Georges Noverre in 1760. The Ballet d'action shouf involve expression of character in the face and how the dancers' move, rather than what they're wearing
The 19th Century
Sylvie Guillem is a professional French ballerina. She was born in 1965 and she also became Paris Opera Ballet's youngest ballerina ever.
She started training at Paris Opera Ballet School at the age of 11. After her training, she became a professional ballerina. She joined the Paris Opera Ballet in 1981.
Slyvie Guillem had the ability to work all on her own individually. She became one of the Royal Ballet's principal guest artists in 1989. She also became a self-employed performer.
Darcey Bussell is a professional English ballerina. She was born in 1969 ans she began training at the age of 13 at the Royal Ballet School.
In 1988, she joined Sadler's Wells Royal Ballet to become a professional ballerina and she was promoted to be a principle not too long ago.
Darcey was considered a well known English Royal Ballet Principal and she is considered one of the best ballerina's.
She retired in 2007 and she is still strongly interested in the world of dance. She writes books and she was a judge on the show "Strictly Come Dancing" in the UK.
In the 19th century, ballet entered in a romantique phrase. In this era, ballerina's started using the tip of their toes whenever they dance. The Romantic ballet is defined by an era in ballet in which the ideas of Romanticism in art and literature is influenced by the creation of ballet.
The costume for the Romantic ballerina is the Romantic Tutu. It was a white layered tutu made of tullu. The ballerina would wear a white bodice with the tutu.
Russian ballet was created in this century and it is a form of classical ballet that originated in Russia.
The 20th Century
In this century, modern dance, neoclassical ballet, and post-structuralist ballet were created.
Modern Dance is a western concert kind of style and it began in the late 19th century. Modern dance backed away from classical ballet and broke away from ballet structures.
Neoclassical Ballet is a style of ballet in the 20th century and its a genre that envolved in the 1920's and the 20th century.
Kinds of Music Ballet Play
The kind of music that ballerina's play when they perform or at practice is supposed to feel calm and royal. Its supposed to be like that because ballet is a classical style of dance and to make everything match, then the music and the movement and the style have to be matched all together. Especially the costumes that they need to wear also match up with everything.