Dance in religion is highly variable and changes depending on religious traditions, geographic location, and culture views surrounding the body and movement.
Court Dance is related to politics; it is used to reinforce the power of a ruling people.
Ballet is a direct descendant of European court dance traditions. It was borrowed from the Italians and developed by the French. It provides a living bridge between court dances of history and court dances of the present.
Classical ballet is the oldest and most formal of ballet styles. It represents mostly French, Russian, and Italian techniques.
Classical ballet is known for pointe, the turnout of legs, high extensions, and precise movements.
Romantic ballet developed around the early to mid …show more content…
It is regarded as the most influential ballet of the 20th century, and its influences are still evident today.
The Ballet Russes toured in America in 1916.
Anna Pavlova briefly worked for the Ballet Russes. Both the company and Pavlova assisted in the introduction of ballet to America.
Vaslav Nijinsky is considered the most popular and talented dancer in The Ballet Russes’ history, as well as the greatest male dancer of the 20th century.
Nijinsky began formally studying ballet at the age of eight, and he is known for his incredible skill and passion for ballet.
French Court of Louis XIV
Louis XIV was the King of France from 1643 to 1715. He is known as a ballet enthusiast.
He frequently danced in court ballets during the early half of his reign.
With Louis XIV as King, dancing became an essential accomplishment for every gentleman.
Movement Session: Classical Indian Kathak with Leera Rawal
Unfortunately, I was unable to attend this movement session. I had the flu this past week. However, I did conduct research on this form of dance.
Indian Kathak is one of the ten major forms of Indian Classical dance.