Originally derived from the Sicilian Gr. But, although ballads are no longer the vocal accompaniments to dances round the maypole, old ballads are still sung to dance tunes. The present acceptation of the word ballet is - a theatrical representation in which a story is told only by gesture, accompanied by music, which should be characterized by stronger emphasis than would be employed with the voice.
History of ballet explained See main article: Ballet and History of dance. Ballet is a formalized form of dance with its origins in the Italian Renaissance courts of 15th and 16th centuries.
The predominance of French in the vocabulary of ballet reflects this history. Theatrical ballet soon became an independent form of art, although still frequently maintaining a close association with opera, and spread from the heart of Europe to other nations.
The Royal Danish Ballet and the Imperial Ballet of the Russian Empire were founded in the s and began to flourish, especially after about In the Russian ballet in turn moved back to France, where the Ballets Russes of Sergei Diaghilev and its successors were particularly influential.
The etymology of the word "ballet" reflects its history. The word ballet comes from French and was borrowed into English around the 17th century. The French word in turn has its origins in Italian balletto, a diminutive of ballo dance.
Ballet ultimately traces back to Italian ballare, meaning "to dance". Ballet originated in the Renaissance court as an outgrowth of court pageantry in Italy,  where aristocratic weddings were lavish celebrations.
Tutusballet slippers and pointe work were not yet used. The choreography was adapted from court dance steps. For women that meant formal gowns that covered their legs to the ankle.
Domenico da Piacenza c. Along with his students, Antonio Cornazzano and Guglielmo Ebreo da Pesarohe was trained in dance and responsible for teaching nobles the art.
Da Piacenza left one work: De arte saltandi et choreus ducendi On the art of dancing and conducting danceswhich was put together by his students. An elaborate dance entertainment was arranged for the celebrations by the Italian dance master Bergonzio di Botta.
The dances were linked by a slim narrative concerning Jason and the Argonautsand each corresponded to a different course for the dinner.
Tristano Calco of Milan wrote about the event, and it was considered so impressive, that many similar spectacles were organized elsewhere.
This Ballet was performed in on the occasion of the visit of the Polish Ambassador. It was choreographed by Balthasar de Beaaujoyeulx and featured an hour-long dance for sixteen women, each representing a French province.
The ballet lasted for more than five hours and was danced by twenty four dancers: Ballet developed as a performance-focused art form in France during the reign of Louis XIVwho was passionate about dance.
The fourteen-year-old Louis XIV danced five roles in this hour ballet.
His understanding of movement and dance allowed him to compose specifically for ballet, with musical phrasings that complemented physical movements.
Among their greatest productions, with Beauchamp as the choreographer,  was Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme Earlier, in he had founded a school, the Adacemie Royale de danse. His work created a legacy which would define the future of ballet. Styles of entertainment were imitated, including the royal ballets.
Courts in Spain, Portugal, Poland, Germany, and elsewhere all became audiences and participants in ballets.Frances first ballets were Le Ballet Comique De La Reine translated as The Queens Ballet Spectacle Words: — Pages: 4.
The Ballet Comique de la Reine (at the time spelled Balet comique de la Royne) was an elaborate court spectacle performed on October 15, , during the reign of Henry III of France, in the large hall of the Hôtel de Bourbon, .
Ballet Comique de la Reine (), which was also choreographed and directed by Balthasar de Beaujoyeulx, was commissioned by Louise of Lorraine, queen consort of King Henry III, son of Catherine, to celebrate the marriage of Henry’s favorite the Duke de Joyeuse to Marguerite de .
Du Ballet Comique de la Reine à Icare (Paris: Denoël, ).
Born in St Petersburg and better known as Iuliia Sazonova-Slonimskaia, Sazonova (–) studied at the Imperial Theatre School, St. Petersburg, with Vaslav Nijinsky and Bronislava Nijinska. The first performances that were unified by one theme appeared in France in the second half of the 16th century (for example, the Ballet comique de la reine of Baldassarino de Belgiojoso, ).
At that time, dancing was not yet separated from the spoken word and song. It was called the Ballet Comique de la Reine, and it Swan Lake, and Sleeping Beauty.
Eventually the United States developed its own ballet companies around the 's. Ballet started to get a little more creative by extending and experimenting with different kinds of Significance in Ballet Ballet, in comparison to the other dance forms.