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History of Dance

The French Ballet: From the Royal Court to Nureyev

Posted by Paul Zaichik on

Ballet started in Renaissance Italy. It was so loved there, especially by Catherine de' Medici of the infamous family. She helped to bring ballet brought to the French court and it became a popular form of entertainment. King Louis XIV was very passionate about ballet and created the Académie Royale de Danse in 1661. This is where the French method of ballet was born.Ballet "The night", Louis XIV in Apollo - drawing circa 1660 The method became very popular because of its emphasis on technical precision, gracefulness and great foot work. No one dared to make any real changes to...

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