Ballet Essays

Compare and Contrast of Classical Ballet and Modern Dance

Dance is one of the most beautiful, expressive forms of art known to mankind. It expresses joy, love, sorrow, anger, and the list truly goes on for all the possible emotions that it can convey. Dance not only can express how one feels, but it can tell a story or even be used to praise a higher power. Dance has intricately played an important role to every culture over the course of time. Two forms of dance that have not…

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Modern Dance

Question 1 of 25     Score: 2   (of possible 2 points) The French court ballet reached its height during the reign of Louis XIV, whose very birth had been celebrated by the _______________ of 1639. A. Ballet de la Felicite B. Ballet de la coutisane appele C. Ballet de Madame D. Ballet de la Deliverance de Renaud ANS:A The dancers in the earliest ballets were highly skilled professionals capable of feats of strength and agility. True False ANS:F In an effort to convey some…

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Joffrey Ballet

When school is out, dance students have more time to dedicate to training. Choosing a summer intensive program of study can be a challenge, though. How do you know if the program you are considering is a good fit for you? Dance Informa spoke with faculty from The Joffrey Academy, Cary Ballet Conservatory, Straz, Jr. Center for the Performing Arts’ Next Generation and Patel Conservatory’s Dance Department to learn more about what constitutes a great summer program and how you…

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Reaction Paper Fot Ballet

The history of ballet began in the Italian Renaissance courts of the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries[citation needed]. It quickly spread to the French court of Catherine de’ Medici where it was further developed. The creation of classical ballet as it is known today occurred under Louis XIV, who in his youth was an avid dancer and performed in ballets by Pierre Beauchamp and Jean-Baptiste Lully. In 1661 Louis founded the Académie Royale de Danse (Royal Dance Academy) which was charged…

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Compare Nureyev to Baryshnikov

“Dance, when you’re broken open. Dance, if you’ve torn the bandage off. Dance in the middle of the fighting. Dance in your blood. Dance when you’re perfectly free.” Famous philosopher Rumi made an excellent point especially when concerning the lives of Rudolf Nureyev and Mikhail Baryshnikov. They both danced through war, they danced through heart ache, and they danced through tears. Even though Nureyev, born March 17, 1938, lived through an earlier period of time than Baryshnikov, born January 7,…

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Term Dance

Question 1 2 out of 2 points A pas de deux is a dance for _________. Selected Answer: two ?Question 2 2 out of 2 points _______________ are what link one movement phrase to another, allowing a dance to ? ow smoothly from section to section. Selected Answer: Transitions ?Question 3 0 out of 2 points During the Medieval period in Europe, the ______________________ dictated much of what happened in art and society. Selected Answer: Aristocracy ?Question 4 2 out…

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Dance Critique

On December 14, 3013, I attended the Nutcracker Ballet at Viterbo University in La Crosse, Wisconsin. This ballet was put on by the La Crosse Dance Center’s. When critiquing a dance performance there are lots of things to take into consideration. You should pay attention to the following: number of turns, speed, coming up and down and on and off point, direction of turns, extension, elevation, suspension, recovery, balance, posture/alignment, partnering, ensemble work, expression/artistry, and ease/daring. Although I am not…

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