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Dance Appreciation Week 3 Notes

by: Courtney Schmitz

Dance Appreciation Week 3 Notes ESS 104

Courtney Schmitz
UW - L
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These notes are taken from week 3: Types of Ballet
Dance Appreciation
Kathy Gorman
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This 3 page Class Notes was uploaded by Courtney Schmitz on Wednesday February 24, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to ESS 104 at University of Wisconsin - La Crosse taught by Kathy Gorman in Fall 2015. Since its upload, it has received 48 views. For similar materials see Dance Appreciation in Physical Education at University of Wisconsin - La Crosse.

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Date Created: 02/24/16
Week 3’s notes 2/9- received printed out sheets (handed out in class) 18 -19 cent. Ballet (bolli started in Italy and moved to France, where we got the word Ballet and they are the ones that really formed the movements and steps of Ballet) -The paris opera ballet School -“the loves of Mars and Benus” (1717) – first of no talking or singing -Ballet d’ Action: Ballet that tells a story -Marie Camargo (of the 18 century) -“Flore et Zephyre” (1796) – wires attached to the dancers to allow them to dance on point -Romanicism Differences -costumes Similarities -tall posture Louis the 14th- 14 years old appeared as the sun God and was known as the Sun King, associated him with Apollo 2/11 Romantic Ballet 1. Pointe Shoes (around 1820s) a. 18 century it was all about the man and now the women are looked at more b. Original point shoe was regular cloth with cotton stuffed by the toes to help partially with pain c. Made of layers of cloth and glue, not wood, and d. Started because of romantic ballet e. Wanted ballerina high off the floor to look like a ghost or ferry Know for the test, 1830-1870 (romantic period just for ballet) 2. Marie Taglioni- first known to really master ballet and changed the costume to move more freely 3. Filippo Taglioni- father of marie and put her in an opera 4. “Robert Le Diable” (1831) 5. The Ballet Of The Nuns- first time of romantic art (dance excerpt in an opera) 6. “La Sylphide” (1832) – in Scotland, James Rueben who is in love with a ferry (yearning for the unattainable) a. Most ballets the tragedies, the man’s lover dies 7. Romantic Tutu (19 century)- long skirt, bell shaped goes down to woman’s ankles, made out of tool so you could see the outline of the legs 8. “Coppelia” (1870)- is the last romantic ballet and only comedy and nobody dies a. Man falls for a doll that moves and a girl gets jealous and goes in at night and trades spots with the doll. 7 Reasons that Caused Bad Ballet th 1. Towards end of 19 century males stopped doing ballet because they weren’t getting any attention. 2. Shortage of female dances because all of the good dancers passed on. 3. Not very good choreography 4. ballet was much too long 5. stories behind the ballet were dull and uninspiring 6. music was bad 7. Pantomime gestures, used way too much and really bad pantomime 2 kinds of Ballet -A yearning of the other world and… -The yearning for the world today Attraction to the exotic -shown through folk dancing What are CZARDAS? - is a traditional Hungarian folk dance, the name derived from csárda (old Hungarian term for tavern). Classical Ballet (It took a while for ballet to get to Russia-18 thcentury) First Ballet in Russia- St. Petersburg Ballet  Pointe shoes  Marius Petipa- started the whole new kind of ballet- Classical Ballet  Divertissements (diversion) -Diversions from the plot, mainly to show off the non-leap dancers- short dances  Grand Pas De Deux –extended part of dance (should move across the floor as one) 1. Entrée 2. Adagio- slow 3. Variations (solos), man goes first and women go last 4. Coda- fast, lots of turns  Classical Tutu -short, stiff skirt, horizontal, can see all of her legs Peter Tehaikovsky (created music for…) 1. The Nutcracker- 1892  Audience hated this piece, music, choreography 2. Sleeping Beauty- 1890 3. Swan Lake- 1895 ***“Don Quixote” music by Leon Minkus – dances of American Ballet Theatre***


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