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ballet history

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franklyn lobos

on 25 June 2013

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Transcript of ballet history

14th-16th century
20th century
19th century
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.
Renaissance period
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
Marie Taglioni
Carlotta Grisi
Popular ballets of the romantic period
Classical Ballet
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.

French ballet
Paris Opera Ballet School
Danish ballet
Bournonville School
Italian ballet
Cecchetti method
Russian ballet
Vaganova method
Legat Method
English ballet
Royal Academy of Dance
Royal Ballet School
American ballet
Balanchine method
Cuban Ballet
Alicia Alonso method
Modern dance
was an early 20th century dance form that emerged as expression of rebellion against classical ballet.
Pioneering dancers of this period
Isadora Duncan
, who thought ballet was ugly and meaningless gymnastics.
Martha Graham
, 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.
George Balanchine
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

La Sylphide
Important Ballet Terms
Pirouette - A turn or series of multiple turns.
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