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Study guide test 9/27/16

by: Daesha Reid

Study guide test 9/27/16 2100-001

Daesha Reid
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Study guide composed of some of the things we learned in class with a little more detail. I hope it helps :)
Appreciation of Dance
Clarence Brooks
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ballet, CatherinedeMedici, LouisXIV, EarlyBallet, roots, Of, roots, stravinsky, LouisXIV
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Date Created: 09/26/16
Study Guide 9/26/16 Test 2 Choreographic elements Direction Breath/Phrasing Focus Dynamics/Energy Meter/Time Signature Level Qualities Pulse/Beat Shape/Line Rhythmic Pattern Speed/Tempo Space Time Stillness Transitions Text/Words Rudolf Laban: Labanotation Existence is movement. Action is movement. Existence is defined by the rhythm of forces in natural balance. ~Rudolf Laban born 1879-1958 ▯ observing movement ▯ analyzing movement Irmgard Bartenieff 1900-1981 ▯ worked with people who could not move their bodies much by day; worked with regular dancers by night ▯ included use of Laban effort graph, which includes flow, time, weight, and space lines Ballet ▯ One of the earliest records of ballet movements comes from a book of dance instruction created by Domenico da Piacenza ▯ early ballet was not as complicated as it is today; it consisted of simple floor patterns and poses with elaborate costumes ▯ court ballets were performed by members of the nobility Louis XIV of France​ (ruling from 1643-1715), and also referred to as the Sun king, played a major role in the forwarding of ballet dance culture. *note: Le roy- Royalle* He also granted permission for the first dance academy in France to start, and used dance as a political tool. **-​The birthplace of ballet is Italy.-​** Started in Italy by the: de Medici family Catherine (1519-1589) 1547 Henri II elevated to the throne of France Married teenaged italian woman (Catherine) Lorenzo de Medici (Florence, Italy) ● Brought Florentine culture to France ● Utilized Greek classics translated to italian ● Music academy of Florence ● Precursor to today's operas and ballets; using poetry, music, and dance in his work Balthasar de Beaujoyeulx First ballet- recitation, song, and dance Catherine de Medici’s head Italian dance master (whom she introduced to France when she arrived) Oct. 15, 1581, marriage ceremony in the Louvre at 10 pm-3:30 am; major ballet court dance ceremony that put ballet on the map in France Included 12 scenes from The Circle legend performed by the aristocracy Jean Georges Noverre (1727-1810) ❖ Developed ballet d’action ❖ Introduced the concept of having a plot and using emotion in ballet dance ​ ❖ wrote “L ​ etters on Dancing and Ballet” which defended ballet as a high art form, not just a simple dance type ➢ The 19th century brought about the Romantic ballet, introducing elements such as nature, emotion, power, violence, and peace. One of the first Romantic ballets to be performed was La Sylphide (1832), choreographed by Filippo Taglioni (1777-1871). Giselle is a popular ballet that continues to come to mind when people think of the Romantic era, choreographed in 1841 by Jean Coralli and Jules Perrot. ***​It is the story of a woman who dies of a broken heart and comes back to life as a mythical spirit figure to protect the one she loved from evil spirits.​ *** Italian Dancing Masters Domenico du Ferrari authored these essential elements: ➢ Time (music time) ➢ Manner (body attitude) ➢ Memorization ➢ Spatial awareness ~dance then moved to Denmark~ Danish or Bournonville ▯ August Bournonville (1805-1879) ▯ Royal Danish ballet Ballet styles ❖ Russian ❖ Italian ❖ French Russian or Vaganova ▯ Agrippina Vaganova (1879-1951) ▯ George Balanchine (1904-1983) ➢ Vaudeville ➢ Broadway- “On Your Toes” ➢ Movies ➢ Concert Stage ➢ Circus ➢ Stravinsky & Balanchine worked together often in circus pieces ➢ Barnum & Bailey ➢ First ballet: "serenade" Italian or Cecchetti Method ▯ Enrico Cecchetti (1850-1928) Also: ​**note** Founder of Miami city ballet: Edward Villella (and artistic director) Current: Lourdes Lopez (new artistic director)


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