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  • Ballet: The Risks And Effects Of Ballet

    The Risks and Effects of Ballet Ballet is an artistic dance which involves elegant movements, precise steps, and fancy gestures. With the use of pointe shoes, leotards, and determination, ballet dancers perform exquisite performances. However, before all the performances go on, difficult practices push these dancers to achieve very high standards. Ballet dancers practice until they believe they have reached perfection. Many times, this willpower causes dancers to go through terrible injuries and pain. Ballet dancers expect perfection and push through these injuries. This then leads to long term injuries and negative psychological effects. Although there are some benefits to practicing ballet, the risks outweigh the benefits because…

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  • Ballet Dance History

    The word “Ballet” itself is French in origin, ballet is a classical dance form with flowing patterns to create expression through movement. It’s a form of art just like how artists express themselves through paintings, ballet dancers show passion through dancing. Over the years ballet has changed in every way. In the early 1400’s an Italian man named Domenico described theatrical dances called Balletto. Luxurious pageants of music and dance would be done, women and men both would attend these…

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  • Essay On Ballet Dance

    a strong connection to ballet. When I was in elementary school my mom put me in ballet classes because she saw my connection to ballet. I loved ballet and I enjoyed learning the movements. Unfortunately, as I grew older I suffered from severe stage fright, so I stopped dancing. Although I did not stop admiring ballet, I decorated my room in a ballerina theme, I went and watched many performances as well. From my admiration of ballet, I have learned a lot about the history, types of ballets,…

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  • Ballet Dance Critique

    Article Review The beauty and elegance of a ballet dancer is achieved with years of technical training. Like with any sport, to be great, a ballet dancer must train with the expectation that his or her efforts will help one to achieve excellence. Ballet dance is competitive. Without proper technical training, the odds of making it as a professional dancer are little to none. It is due to this small window of opportunity that ballet dancers are willing to put their bodies through strenuous and…

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  • Ballet Dancers Informative Speech

    paper can be heard, and then the curtain rises. The performance begins with an overture, a prelude to what will happen. Suddenly, the ballerina appears on stage. She is beautiful and the audience claps for her. At the end of the show, she receives flowers and massive amounts of applause. Every little girl in the audience wants to be the ballerina on stage that was just seen. How does a little girl fulfill her dream of becoming a professional ballerina? What are the steps she must take in order…

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  • Analysis: The Joburg Ballet Company

    The Joburg Ballet Company was established with the mission to give and provide young dancers, skilled in both classical ballet and contemporary dance with the opportunity to train and grow, along with the help of private teachers. Since then the company has produced multiple sets of work such as Romeo and Juliet where their dancers were showcased performing in front of a huge crowd at the Joburg theatre and other stages carrying out that mission. And this year that mission came in a form of the…

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  • Body Stereotypes In The Ballet World

    Misty Copeland is changing the way the ballet world defines the correct image and body shape of a ballerina. Copeland does not fit the stereotype of ballerina: she is 5’2, has really defined muscles, has bust, and is African American. She started ballet at the age of 13, late for a dancer, but her pure talent made her into a prodigy. Misty Copeland really set out to become a professional ballerina, regardless of her ethnicity and body shape, she pushed through the obstacles that were set in…

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  • Similarities Between Ballet And Merce Cunningham

    Having done Cunningham technique it is posible to notice obvious similarities between ballet. Both class works on developing the desired aesthetics within body, movement grandeur and prevention of injury, for long lasting career. They share the same exercise like plies, foot work, arm exercises, different ways of brushing the feet, working out in turn out or parallel and many more. Ballet and Merce Cunningham dancers travell on the dance floor in similar patterns and ways. In both of the…

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  • Ballet Unlocks The Door To Learning Essay

    Ballet Unlocks the Door to Learning by Enhancing and Improving the Students’ Cognitive, Affective, and Psychomotor Skills At the age of three children are beginning to explore the world around them and they begin formal schooling and most children are put into dance class. At this stage in their life they begin to figure out who they and continue to discover how they fit into the world around them. Movement in dance classes allows for a regulated way for children to become aware of their…

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  • Ballet Influence On Culture

    How has Ballet influenced culture? Background information Ballet is an artistic movement that is performed by ballerinas wearing specific costumes. It can be telling a story which express feelings and thoughts. It was originally started in the 15th century, ballet was performed in the Italian Renaissance court. Noblemen and women learnt the steps and movements from the dancing masters, then they participate in the performance with the music in celebration events in the court. A century later, an…

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