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Ballet in General
According to the Oxford Dictionary, Ballet is an artistic dance form performed to music using precise and highly formalized set steps and gestures. Ballet originated in the Italian Renaissance courts of the 15th century. Noblemen and women were treated to lavish events, especially wedding celebrations, where dancing and music created an elaborate spectacle. King Louis XIV had a heartfelt influence on the development of ballet. He is passionate about dance and everyone loves him as a performer too. King Louis XIV established the world’s first ballet school in 1661 and it was the Academie Royale de Danse (Royal Academy of Dance). Did you know that before, ballet is only exclusive for men?
Early classical ballets such as “Giselle and La Sylphide” were created during the Romantic Movement in the first half of the 19th century. This movement influenced art, music and ballet. It was concerned with the supernatural world of spirits and magic and often showed women as passive and fragile. The popularity of ballet soared in Russia, and, during the latter half of the 19th century, Russian choreographers and composers took it to new heights. Marius Petipa’s The Nutcracker, The Sleeping Beauty and Swan Lake, by Petipa and Lev Ivanov, represent classical ballet in its grandest form. Today, ballet is multi-faceted. Classical forms, traditional stories and contemporary choreographic innovations intertwine to produce the character of modern ballet.
Sinderela is an archetypal character because she was a nature lover, and she loves taking care of the flowers, the trees and all things that God created. She was a kind, good, patient and beautiful girl. She was also incredibly resiliant to any form of disorder as the result of her trauma and abuse
Ballet Manila is the only Filipino company that can capably stage a full classical repertoire in any given concert...
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