Essays Tagged: "La Sylphide"

Ballet- A brief history of ballet incl. famous ballets, ballet dancers incl. Anna Pavlova, pointe shoes, and techniques.

A Brief History of Ballet.bal·let n.1.A classical dance form characterized by grace and precision of movement and by elaborate formal gesture ... ny or group that performs ballet.French, from Italian balletto, diminutive of ballo, dance, from ballare, to dance. See ballerina.Marie Taglioni often gets the credit and the blame for being the first ... one really knows for sure. It is established that in 1832 Marie Taglioni danced in the full length La Sylphide on pointe. But almost certainly there were dancers before her who rose onto the tips of ...

(13 pages) 140 3 3.3 May/2002

Subjects: Art Essays > Performing Arts

The Positive and Negative Effects of Dance on the Body

to be one of ballet's greatest patrons. He founded the Académie Royale de Danse, which would later become the Paris Opera Ballet.However, around 1730 danse haute superseded danse basse. Dancers ... Ann Cupis de Camargo, took the heels from her shoes and shortened her skirts to better perform the flashy new steps that had heretofore been done exclusively by men. (Entrechat quatre and cabriole)Mar ...

(4 pages) 50 0 4.7 Jul/2006

Subjects: Art Essays > Performing Arts