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Transcript of ballet history
Considered to be the first ballet de cour, it was staged on 15 October 1581 for the court of Catherine de' Medici in the Great Hall of the Petit-Bourbon in Paris.
Ballet Comique de la Reine
The Romantic Period began in the early nineteenth century and reflected the romantic ideas of art and literature of that time.
Design and scenography
Ballerinas of this era
Popular ballets of the romantic period
Classical ballet is the oldest and most formal of ballet styles. It is a style that uses techniques of Russians, Italians, and most importantly the French.
Development as an art form
Classical ballet, puts great emphasis on the method and execution of movement.
Paris Opera Ballet School
Royal Academy of Dance
Royal Ballet School
Alicia Alonso method
was an early 20th century dance form that emerged as expression of rebellion against classical ballet.
Pioneering dancers of this period
, who thought ballet was ugly and meaningless gymnastics.
, who saw it as European, Imperialistic, and un-American.
Neoclassical ballet is a 20th century style that takes from its Russian predecessor and uses traditional ballet vocabulary but is less rigid than classical ballet.
is a notary figure of neoclassical dance.
", cited as the first neoclassical ballet, was presented for the first time in 1928. Choreographed by George Balanchine, the story featured the neoclassical style that Balanchine was famous for, the deconstruction of classical ballet.
time to dance!
You can do it too!
plie - to bend(Demi, Grand)
releve - raised/rising
Battement tendu - to stretch
Te Deum, choreography by Denisa Reyes
Swimming the Ilog Pasig, choreography by Alden Lugnasin
Igorot, choreography by Agnes Locsin
Port de bras - Movement of your arms
rond de jambe - circling of the leg
saute - to jump
Important Ballet Terms
Pirouette - A turn or series of multiple turns.