Monday, September 27, 2010
HISTORY OF BALLET
“Ballet is sight, sound, and motion, the theatrical form that can tell a story without words or convey moods and emotions through music and movement.” As one of the youngest performing arts and one of the most admired, the ballet has been best known for the emotions impacted on audiences throughout the world for over 400 years. Some can create goose bumps all over your body while others send chills up and down your spine. There are some that can leave you sobbing or sometimes even hysterically laughing.
“To dance…is to step out on the great stages of the world…a carpet of music spread under you each night, to flash and soar…to ride violins and trumpets…to feel the magic work.” As perhaps the oldest art form, dance has been understood to have originated from the point in time before sapiens was a species. Actions, such as dancing, were used as a means of communication. They were utilized to share thoughts, emotions, stories, and to entertain.