Successfully reported this slideshow.
We use your LinkedIn profile and activity data to personalize ads and to show you more relevant ads. You can change your ad preferences anytime.

The Evolution of Dance

For library online presentation

  • Be the first to comment

The Evolution of Dance

  1. 1. The Evolution of Ballet Evelyn Campos www.pbase.com
  2. 2. What exactly is ballet? <ul><li>Ballet is defined as </li></ul><ul><li>“ formalized steps and gestures set in intricate, flowing patterns to create expression through movement.” </li></ul><ul><li>Ballet is both, strength and technique. </li></ul><ul><li>Ballet is the form of expressing emotion through movement, Bringing art to life. </li></ul>www.menshealth.co.uk www.guardian.co.uk http://www.infovisual.info/06/080_en.html
  3. 3. History <ul><li>The art form of dance first started in Ancient Greece, around 5000 B.C. </li></ul><ul><li>Back then the Greek’s only danced to influence sprits that controlled birth, sickness, death, wars and violent acts of nature. </li></ul><ul><li>Prior to this, dance was simple rituals, part of the medieval court, entertainment for royalty and pageants. </li></ul><ul><li>Quick Fact: Both the Italians and French always fought about who had developed ballet first, they never seemed to agree. </li></ul><ul><li>Ballet originated around the 16th century. </li></ul><ul><li>First it was developed in Italy and shortly later in France. </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>In 1581, the first authentic ballet was performed. Titled, Le ballet comique de la reine . </li></ul>www.ladanse.net/.../imahist/ballet%20comique.JPG
  5. 5. Explosion <ul><li>Ballet was no longer just ballet, but became romantic ballet, modern ballet, and post-romantic ballet, to what we call now classical ballet. </li></ul><ul><li>Ballet blossomed through the European countries, from Italy to England and to Russia. </li></ul><ul><li>In the late 1600’s ballet became an actual profession. </li></ul><ul><li>As years passed, choreographers received more credit for bringing art into life. </li></ul><ul><li>As even more years passed ballerinas became admired for their strength and beauty, and additional forms of dance developed. </li></ul>http://www.sylvaticaprints.co.uk/images/jridout/ballet-dancers-b.jpg
  6. 6. Home in the U.S. <ul><li>When ballet finally made its way to the United States, in the mid 1700’s, it had become a form of communication. </li></ul><ul><li>Starting off in the American colonies, ballet later spread to the major cities in the U.S. </li></ul><ul><li>In the early 1990’s ballet finally made its debut in the New York City Ballet </li></ul><ul><li>Since then, hundreds of ballets have been performed, and more people have become aware of this dance form. </li></ul><ul><li>Ballet has had such an impact in the U.S. that it is now a part of college educations and has hundreds of professional dancers, there are also many dance institutions available for these professionals; which back when ballet first started, none had existed. </li></ul>Ballet will endure, and continue to develop in its universal appeal. The possibilities for ballet are endless; this art form still has many years to evolve into much more. www.art-wallpaper.com/.../Ballet+rehearsal
  7. 7. References <ul><li>Dictionary.com. (2009). Ballet & Ballerina. Retrieved February 4 th , 2009, </li></ul><ul><li>from http://www.Dictionary.com. </li></ul><ul><li>Lee, C. (2002). Ballet in western culture: A history of its origins and </li></ul><ul><li>evolution. New York, New York: Routledge. </li></ul><ul><li>Tsiounis, Y. (1997). Dancing online: History of ballet . Retrieved February 8, </li></ul><ul><li>2009, from http://www.ccs.neu.edu/home/yiannis/dance/history.html. </li></ul><ul><li>Wainwright, S., Williams, C., & Turner, B. (2006). Varieties of habitus </li></ul><ul><li>and the embodiment of ballet. Qualitative Research , 6 (4), 535- </li></ul><ul><li>558. Retrieved February 10, 2009, from http://qrj.sagepub.com </li></ul><ul><li>/cgi/reprint/6/4/535 </li></ul><ul><li>Wulff, H. (1998). Ballet across border: Career and culture in a world of </li></ul><ul><li>dancers. Oxford, New York: Berg Publishers. Retrieved February 1, </li></ul><ul><li>2009, from ebrary database. </li></ul>

×