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Arts and Humanities
Dance Foundations: Ballet,
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a style of dance that focuses on storytelling through movement and music
well known for its _, _, and _ ballet technique takes many years of training to perfect the stylized movement vocabulary
precise movement; structured steps; specific positions
Ballet dancers can wear two types of shoes:
soft ballet shoes and pointe shoes
Ballet was introduced in __ in the 1500's during the __ period, and eventually spread to __.
Italy; Renaissance; France and Russia
At first, ballet was performed as a ___, which was a theatrical form of entertainment where performers used gestures to help express meaning. The first "real" ballet, _ , took place at the French court in 1581.
pantomime; The Comic Ballet of the Queen
In 1661, Louis XIV of France developed the ___ , which was the first school of ballet. At this Academy, Beauchamps, a ballet master, developed the five positions of the feet still used today. (First, second, third, fourth and fifth).
Royal Academy of Dancing
At first, ballet was only performed by __. It wasn't until 1681 that __ were allowed to perform ballet in public.
male dancers dressed in masks and wigs to disguise themselves as female dancers; women
The Nutcracker is a worldwide known fairy tale ballet that tells a Christmas story through a two act ballet performance; composed by __ and choreographed by __, it premiered in Moscow in 1892.
Tchaikovsky; Marius Petipa
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quick, fast paced movement
low position of the arms
arched - bending at the waist either sideways or backward
"chains" or "links". This is a series of turns performed on both feet
"change"- performed as a jump from 5th position where the front foot and back foot change positions
"to chase"- traveling step where the back foot chases the front foot- similar to a gallop
"cut"- a step where one foot cuts in front of the other, taking its place
"in the shape of a cross"-movement is performed to the front, side, back and side
"disengage"-movement where the stretched foot leaves the floor
"half"- ex: demi plie (half bend at the knees)
"large"-used to describe a step
"bend"- at the knees
"passed"- position where one leg is bent in the shape of a triangle with the foot placed on the opposite leg's knee.
spin"- to turn around on one leg with the other leg in a position (usually passé)
"carriage of the arms"-used to describe how a dancer moves their arms from one position to the next
Port de bras
"raised"-to rise up on demi-pointe while standing
used during turning to help avoid getting dizzy; the action of the dancer's head while turning
sustained"-turning in a fifth position with the opposite foot in front
"over-under"- action where a dancer springs onto releve quickly, placing the back foot closely behind the front foot
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