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  The History of Ballet
Ballet in Russia is often forceful and showy, and French ballet is generally pretty and decorative.
But ballet dancers must work hard to achieve their maximum turnout, which varies from dancer to dancer.
Ballet historians consider one of Beaujoyeulx's entertainments, the Ballet Comique de la Reine, to be the first ballet.
www.dance4it.com /ballethistory.htm   (6384 words)

  CBC News Indepth: Ballet
Though it may encompass incredible technicality and difficulty, a ballet's audience is only aware of its ability to personify or evoke emotion – from rage to jealousy to love – simply though the movements and the lines of the dancers' bodies.
Ballet originates as the court entertainment of Renaissance Italy, where the ruling aristocracy patronizes the arts and compete with each other by holding elaborate, costly parties featuring dance performances by their subjects.
The star, his daughter Marie Taglioni, changes ballet fashion by dancing the role of the fairy-like being dressed in a lightweight, white, calf-length skirt and a top that bares her neck, arms and shoulders.
www.cbc.ca /news/background/ballet   (1534 words)

  Ballet - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Many ballet techniques bear a striking similarity to fencing positions and footwork, perhaps due to their development during the same periods of history, but more likely, because both arts had similar requirements in terms of balance and movement.
Ballet began to develop as a separate art form in France during the reign of Louis XIV, who was passionate about dance and determined to reverse a decline in dance standards that began in the 17th century.
The 18th Century was a period of vast advancement in the technical standards of ballet and the period when ballet became a serious dramatic art form on par with the Opera.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Ballet   (1102 words)

 BALLET - LoveToKnow Article on BALLET   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The question is whether mute pantomimic action, which is the essence of modern ballet, was carried through those court entertainments, in which kings, queens, princes and princesses, took parts with the courtiers; or whether it is of later growth, and derived from professional dances upon the stage.
The ballet, like other forms of dancing, was developed and perfected in France; it is closely associated with the history of the opera; but in England it came much later than the opera, for it was not introduced until the 18th century, and in the first Italian operas given in London there was no ballet.
The palmy days of the ballet in England were in the first half of the 19th century, when a royal revenue was spent on the maintenance of this fashionable attraction.
38.1911encyclopedia.org /B/BA/BALLET.htm   (2096 words)

Ballet became a professional theatre form in the 18th-c, gradually formalizing its technique in the early 19th-c.
Usually, the term "ballet" is restricted to works that follow the conventions of classical European ballet of the 19th and earlier centuries, whose stylistic conventions are rejected by later works termed "modern" or "contemporary" dance.
Ballet was primarily "invented" in France (resulting in most of its terminology being in French), but was based heavily upon the Italian court-dances of the late 14th century.
www.artzia.com /Arts/Dance/Ballet   (773 words)

If you're a professional dancer, a teacher, a student - beginner or advanced, or if you don't dance but enjoy watching performances or have a wish to learn more about this wonderful art form - this is the place for you.
One of the most famous, beloved, and at times controversial ballerinas of our time, Gelsey Kirkland is featured in this brief biography of her life and career.
This is a review of a performance by the Ballet Hispanico at the University of Massachusetts - Amherst.
www.suite101.com /welcome.cfm/ballet   (251 words)

 Dancing Online, History of Ballet
The court ballet reached its peak during the reign (1643-1715) of Louis XIV, whose title the Sun King was derived from a role he danced in a ballet.
Many of the ballets presented at his court were created by the Italian-French composer Jean Baptiste Lully and the French choreographer Pierre Beauchamp, who is said to have defined the five positions of the feet.
The romantic ballet was not restricted, however, to the subject of otherworldly beings.
www.ccs.neu.edu /home/yiannis/dance/history.html   (2202 words)

The opera is set in Seville; the ballet appears in Act II and was set at a spring festival in the square in Burgos.
Ballets with a Spanish theme have long been popular as the rhythms of Spanish music are very danceable and the country was long considered an exotic and exciting setting.
Based on the principals of classical ballet, including a modified turn out of the legs, it is technically brilliant with jumped, beaten, and flying steps, coupled with delightful adornments in the use of the arms and castanets.
www.balletmet.org /Notes/Carmen.html   (4379 words)

 Instructional Ballet Videos
Ballet 101 is an easy to follow, hands-on tape that is based upon the syllabus of a major University of California program and is endorsed by private instructors.
Ballet 201 is an easy-to-follow, hands-on tape that is based upon the syllabus of a major University of California program and is endorsed by private instructors.
She is current a professor of ballet and director of early movement education at the U of A. 45 mins.
www.activevideos.com /ballet.htm   (4769 words)

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Les Ballets Grandiva is an all male comedy ballet company, one of only a handful of companies in the world that practice this art form.
Based on E.T.A. Hoffmann’s Der Sandmann, the ballet combines the romance between Swanilda and Franz with the story of the doll maker Coppelius, whose greatest desire is to create a doll with a soul.
The ballet was to be set in the periods of Louis XIV and Louis XV, rather than those of Henri IV and Louis XIV.
www.lycos.com /info/ballet.html   (583 words)

 Bolshoi Ballet - Hutchinson encyclopedia article about Bolshoi Ballet
Russian ballet company founded in 1776 and based at the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow.
In contrast to the Kirov Ballet where the dancing was more purist, the Bolshoi tended to be earthier and more contemporary in style and theme.
Initially overshadowed by the Kirov, the Bolshoi came into its own in the late 19th century with the first staging of Petipa's Don Quixote 1877 and Swan Lake 1877.
encyclopedia.farlex.com /Bolshoi+Ballet   (303 words)

 Ballet Terms
An abstract ballet is one in which the dancers appear as figures in a pattern and only mark cerebral relationship, without creation of mood or character.
Derogatory term applied to the virtuoso dancer who is not concerned with dancing as a whole, but merely with performing the largest possible number of pirouettes, or forcing her legs still higher into the air irrespective of distortion in the hip-line, etc.
The dancer springs off both feet and jumps forwards or backwards, with both legs straight and clinging together, inclining the whole body in the direction in which he is travelling and landing on both feet.
www.acm.uiuc.edu /signet/JHSI/dance.html   (932 words)

 Technorati Tag: ballet   (Site not responding. Last check: )
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 Ballet Photo Gallery by Richard Calmes at pbase.com
I was a ballet dancer for about 20 years and know how difficult it is to capture shots like yours.
the shots are amazing and i am an enormous fan of ballet and think you capture the very essence of it perfectly- the hard, hard work and the beauty of it..
These galleries show ballet as it should be portrayed...you can almost see the dancers in motion.
www.pbase.com /rcalmes/ballet   (1361 words)

 Mariinsky.ru - Ballet
The Mariinsky Ballet Company is closely linked with the entire history of the development of Russian choreographic art which has begun some 250 years ago.
A special place in his work was occupied by ballet divertissements which reflected his responses to the events of the War against Napoleon.
In 1869 the position of the principal ballet master was entrusted to Marius Petipa who markedly raised the professional standards of the company.
www.mariinsky.ru /en/ballet   (808 words)

Ballet is a formalized type of dancing in which the performers, through planned movement to accompanying music, present a story or develop an abstract concept.
Like opera, ballet is a tradition European origin and Renaissance in its ideal of harmonious collaboration between artist-dancers, mimes, choreographers, musicians and designers of costumes and décor.
Since World War II ballet has achieved a Renaissance of its own, throughout the world with establishment of national companies or private companies with national identities, supported variously by government.
library.thinkquest.org /J002266F/ballet.htm   (110 words)

Briarwood Ballet, under the direction of Barbara Barker, began in 1980 in the old location of Briarwood Presbyterian Church on Highway 280.
There were approximately 45 students the first year and enrollment has gradually increased to almost 600 students housed in well-equipped studios at the current location of the church.
Classes at Briarwood Ballet are offered in progressive levels and include creative movement, pre-ballet, classical ballet, and modern, for three year olds through high school.
www.briarwood.org /ballet   (491 words)

 Amazon.com: Ballet: Books: Kate Castle   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Succinct chapters cover ballet's history and technique; the roles of the composer, choreographer, and designer; the actual performance; and even a glimpse into the diaries of a professional dancer and an 11-year-old student.
My seven-year-old is in her second semester of ballet, but has been picked to appear in the company's Christmas presentation.
It is nice to have the author of a ballet book be a young dancer who is currently popular, rather than one close to retirement and more unfamiliar to the beginning students who would be most interested in the book.
www.amazon.com /Ballet-Kate-Castle/dp/0753450011   (1531 words)

 YouTube - BALLET
Im doing ballet, and I cant to POinte till my toes and feet totally form, otherwise the cartiledge wont form correctly for my growth.
The only place I've been able to find it is on a CD called "Ballet Gala: Pas de Deux".
It's out of print, but there is a vendor on Amazon that makes authorized reproductions, and this CD has the entire pas de deux.
www.youtube.com /watch?v=_VCu5cKYh78   (168 words)

 Ballet   (Site not responding. Last check: )
In this section, you will find pages of information on various aspects of ballet, designed to help educate and enlighten your mind.
A brief history of ballet, beginning with the dances of early civilizations in India and the Middle East.
From first to sixth position, plie, and tendu, the basic movements section offers a variety of information on the most fundamental steps of ballet.
home.comcast.net /~cdaisyk/ballet.html   (189 words)

 Robert Joffrey Ballet on Encyclopedia.com   (Site not responding. Last check: )
ROBERT JOFFREY BALLET [Robert Joffrey Ballet] see Joffrey Ballet.
A rock classic: Astarte remembered; a former member of Joffrey Ballet recalls the company's controversial 1967 multimedia ballet.
A stranger in the ballet studio Joffrey dancers welcome Neve Campbell for filming of "The Company".(Suburban Living)
www.encyclopedia.com /html/X/X-R1brtJ1o.asp   (295 words)

 Dress Code
GRADED BALLET CLASSES: Black leotard with pink tights and pink ballet slippers for girls.
Ballet skirts are NOT allowed in Introduction to Ballet I, Beginner I, and Beginner II children’s classes.
Ballet slippers are to fit around the entire foot like a glove.
www.ballet-academy.com /Dress.htm   (637 words)

 History | Pennsylvania Ballet
Since its inception in 1963, Pennsylvania Ballet has been at the forefront of dance in America and is widely regarded as one of the premier ballet companies in the nation.
The premier classical ballet company in the Philadelphia region, Pennsylvania Ballet is currently comprised of 42 dancers.
In 2002, Pennsylvania Ballet II, the Joyce and Herbert Kean Trainee Program was formed as a pre-professional training company and as an additional component for outreach programs.
www.paballet.org /about/history.aspx   (600 words)

 Open Directory - Arts: Performing Arts: Dance: Ballet   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Art of Ballet - Ballet class, photos, clipart, exercises, pirouettes, images, dance, performing arts.
Ballet Instructor Website - Provides twelve forums with live chat, audition (job) postings, questions and answers, commentaries (dance reviews), newsletter, recommendations to performing arts related music, videos, and books.
Footnotes - "Finally, ballet presented on television in a fresh, modern, and truly insightful manner - for ballet fans; new and old.
dmoz.org /Arts/Performing_Arts/Dance/Ballet   (225 words)

 Ballet News - Topix
News on Ballet continually updated from thousands of sources around the net.
A new Kuchipudi ballet sets the pulse racing with its drama and choreography.
I edit the Ballet News pages on Topix when no humans are available to help.
www.topix.net /arts/ballet   (534 words)

 Flickr: Photos tagged with ballet
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