Ballet/ˈbæleɪ/ (French:[balɛ]) is a type of performance dance that originated in the Italian Renaissance courts of the 15th century and later developed into a concert dance form in France and Russia. It has since become a widespread, highly technical form of dance with its own vocabulary based on French terminology. It has been globally influential and has defined the foundational techniques used in many other dance genres. Becoming a ballet dancer requires years of training. Ballet has been taught in various schools around the world, which have historically incorporated their own cultures to evolve the art.
Ballet may also refer to a ballet dance work, which consists of the choreography and music for a ballet production. A well-known example of this is The Nutcracker, a two-act ballet that was originally choreographed by Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov with a music score by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky. Ballets are choreographed and performed by trained artists. Many classical ballets are performed with classical music accompaniment and use elaborate costumes and staging, though there are exceptions to this. Most notably, American choreographer George Balanchine is known for his plotless neoclassical ballets which are often performed in simple leotards and tights without scenery.
Ballet is a 1995 American documentary film directed by Frederick Wiseman. It portrays rehearsals, choreography, performances, business transactions, and other day-to-day life of the American Ballet Theatre. Much of the footage dates from the 1992 season. It also includes scenes from the company's European tour, namely in Greece and Copenhagen.
Ballet as a music form progressed from simply a complement to dance, to a concrete compositional form that often had as much value as the dance that went along with it. The dance form, originating in France during the 17th century, began as a theatrical dance. It was not until the 19th century that ballet gained status as a “classical” form. In ballet, the terms ‘classical’ and ‘romantic’ are chronologically reversed from musical usage. Thus, the 19th century classical period in ballet coincided with the 19th century Romantic era in Music. Ballet music composers from the 17th–19th centuries, including the likes of Jean-Baptiste Lully and Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, were predominantly in France and Russia. Yet with the increased international notoriety seen in Tchaikovsky’s lifetime, ballet music composition and ballet in general spread across the western world.
Until about the second half of the 19th century the role of music in ballet was secondary, with the main emphasis on dance, while music was simply a compilation of danceable tunes. Writing "ballet music" used to be a job for musical craftsmen, rather than for masters. For example, critics of the Russian composer Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky mentioned his writing of ballet music as something demeaning.
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The district was established, with the other 13, on July 25, 1952, substituting the old Germanstates. After October 3, 1990, it was disestablished due to the German reunification, becoming again part of the state of Brandenburg.
It’s rare to find a piece of clothing that looks as modern – and pristine – as it did 30 years ago ... It’s beautiful but it’s hardy ... RelatedStory ... It was dance that spurred the designer to develop his initial work with pleats, after creating pleated costumes for William Forsythe’s FrankfurtBalletCompany and witnessing the dancers in rehearsals ... .
Have you heard the one about the ballet critic and the dog poo? In February the HanoverState Opera’s ballet director Marco Goecke was so incensed by a bad review written by the Frankfurter Allgemeine ballet critic Wiebke Hüster that he tracked her down in public and smeared the excrement of Gustav, his 14-year-old dachshund, in her face ... Read more.
Vincenzo Drogo, a 31-year-old gay man from Italy, had lived in Budapest for seven years. There, he learnt to speak Hungarian and met his Hungarian husband, Tamas. "We could not walk hand by hand ... Mr Drogo, a professional ballet dancer, and his husband - the couple married in Italy in 2022 - moved from Budapest to Frankfurt in Germany last year ... .
St. Paul'sBallet Co. Labratory's new show, "Kitchen Dances," features performances in a rebuilt "Frankfurt Kitchen," an efficient kitchen plan developed by a female architect in 1926 to give women more time outside the home....
The actor has been complaining about the hurt that critics can deliver. But someone has to call out stinkers, as you would think he’d agree Seth Rogen... The HanoverState Opera’s ballet director Marco Goecke confronted the Frankfurter Allgemeine ballet critic Wiebke Hüster in the theatre foyer and smeared dog excrement in her face ... ....
Times have changed ...NewsFlash ... The director of the Hannover ballet in Germany smeared dog poop on the face of the theater critic for the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung after she wrote a bad review ... I’ll give a free three-month subscription to the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung to any reader who can name at least two teams without looking them up … ... .
There's a salutary lesson for us all in the fate of Wiebke Hüster, the distinguished ballet critic of Germany’s Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung newspaper ... Frau Hüster is the unfortunate woman who so grievously offended a ballet director by writing an unfriendly review of one of his ...
A German ballet director has finally apologised for smearing dog feces on the face of a newspaper critic who branded one of his productions 'boring'. Marco Goecke was suspended from his post as ballet chief at the Hannover state opera following the weekend incident ... They added that his behaviour has harmed the ballet house's reputation.
Marco Goecke, the director of HanoverState Opera’s ballet company, is said to to have confronted Wiebke Hüster, Frankfurter Allgemeine's ballet critic, in the interval of his latest show on Sunday night at HannoverOpera House... Hanover State Opera’s ballet company has suspended Goecke.
BERLIN (AP) — A German ballet director issued a public apology on Tuesday for smearing dog feces on the face of a newspaper critic whose reviews he had taken exception to. Marco Goecke was suspended from his post as ballet chief at the Hannover state opera following the weekend incident.
BERLIN — A German newspaper critic had animal feces smeared on her face in the city of Hannover by a ballet director who apparently took offense at a review she wrote. The Hannover state opera house apologized for the incident and said Monday that it was suspending ballet director Marco Goecke with immediate effect.