History of Ballet<br />Karee Ann Klein<br />
Origins<br /><ul><li>Ballet was developed in the royal courts during the Italian Renaissance in the 15th century.</li></ul...
<ul><li>Jean-Georges Noverre developed ballet d'action</li></ul>Dancers showed emotion and character through dance<br />Th...
Ballet Around the World<br /><ul><li>Ballet flourished in Russia and Denmark
Russian Marius Petipacollaborated with various composers and choreographers to create over fifty ballets
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  1. 1. History of Ballet<br />Karee Ann Klein<br />
  2. 2. Origins<br /><ul><li>Ballet was developed in the royal courts during the Italian Renaissance in the 15th century.</li></ul>It was designed as a dance interpretation of the popular sport of fencing<br />Dress was formal, women’s gowns covered their ankle<br /><ul><li>Italian royal Catherine de’Medici introduced ballet to France</li></ul>Married Henry II of France when they were both 14<br />Supported the arts financially<br /><ul><li>The Ballet Comique de la Reine was the first ballet performed in Paris, France in 1581 in Catherine de’Medici’s court.</li></li></ul><li>Ballet in France<br /><ul><li>Ballet was further developed by dance enthusiast King Louis XIV of France.</li></ul>Formalized vocabulary in French<br />Founded the AcadémieRoyale de Dansein 1661<br /><ul><li>Pierre Beauchamp was Louis XIV’s dance instructor</li></ul>Codified the fivepositions of hands and feet.<br /><ul><li>Louis XIV founded the Académied'Opérain Paris</li></ul>Ballet was not performed independent of opera yet.<br />
  3. 3. <ul><li>Jean-Georges Noverre developed ballet d'action</li></ul>Dancers showed emotion and character through dance<br />This allowed ballet to tell a story<br /><ul><li>The technique of pointework was developed</li></ul>Means “on tips of the toes”<br />Boxed toe shoes were created to support pointe<br /><ul><li>Marie Taglioni was a famous ballerina</li></ul>She is known for scandalously shortening her skirt to show off her pointe work<br />Development as an Art Form<br />
  4. 4. Ballet Around the World<br /><ul><li>Ballet flourished in Russia and Denmark
  5. 5. Russian Marius Petipacollaborated with various composers and choreographers to create over fifty ballets
  6. 6. Includes some of today’s most famous ballets: The Nutcracker, Sleeping Beauty, and Swan Lake
  7. 7. After World War II, Russian companies went on tours around the world
  8. 8. Brought ballet to the West</li>

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