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Encyclopedia > Romantic ballet
Pas de Quatre: Carlotta Grisi, Marie Taglioni, Lucile Grahn and Fanny Cerito
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Pas de Quatre: Carlotta Grisi, Marie Taglioni, Lucile Grahn and Fanny Cerito

The Romantic period in ballet occurred in the early to mid 1800s, and roughly corresponds to Romanticism movements in art and literature. Like these movements, Romantic ballets focused on the conflict between man and nature, society and supernatural. Pas-de-Quatre (1845): Carlotta Grisi, Marie Taglioni, Lucile Grahn and Fanny Cerito source: the Theatre Museum (Victoria & Albert Museum) ) File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Pas-de-Quatre (1845): Carlotta Grisi, Marie Taglioni, Lucile Grahn and Fanny Cerito source: the Theatre Museum (Victoria & Albert Museum) ) File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... The Waltz of the Snowflakes from Tchaikovskys The Nutcracker. ... Romanticism was an artistic and intellectual movement that originated in late 18th century Western Europe. ...


Romantic ballets were usually set in two acts: the first representing daylight and civilization, the second taking place at night in the spiritual realm, and ending in tragedy. The two narrative ballets from this era that have survived are La Sylphide (1832) Giselle (1841). A narrative ballet is a ballet in one act that has a plot, or story. ... La Sylphide is one of the worlds best-known ballets. ... 1832 was a leap year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... Giselle, danced to familiar music by the French ballet and opera composer Adolphe Adam, and choreographed by Jean Coralli and Jules Perrot, is a Romantic-era ballet first danced in Paris in 1841. ... 1841 is a common year starting on Friday (link will take you to calendar). ...

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Cult of the ballerina

The Romantic era marked the rise of the ballerina as a central part of ballet, where previously men had dominated performances. The main this era is owed to the family Taglioni. It was Marie Taglioni who managed the out break of dancing on pointe. It is said that she was the very first to perform on the tips of her toes, but as an older litograph shows the ballerina Amalia Brugnoli showing dance en pointe this is hard to justify. The birth of romantic ballet is when Maire's father, Filippo Taglioni created La Sylphide. Marie was to dance the title role and for this event she shortened her skirt revealing ballerina's ankles for the first time. This was not only to display her primitive pointework, but other virtuoso footwork as well. Maya Plisetskaya, prima ballerina of the Bolshoi Ballet from 1943 to 1960 and prima ballerina assoluta from 1960 to 1990. ... Marie Taglioni circa 1831. ... Violetta Elvin en pointe. ...


Taglioni became the prototypical Romantic ballerina, praised highly for her lyricism. The movement style for Romantic ballerinas was characterized by soft, rounded arms and a forward tilt in the upper body. This gave the woman a flowery, willowy look. Leg movements became more elaborate due to the new tutu length and rising standards of technical proficiency. Important Romantic ballerinas included Carlotta Grisi, the first "Giselle", Lucille Grahn, Fanny Cerrito, Marie Taglioni and Fanny Elssler. Performers wearing Tutus. ... We dont have an article called Carlotta grisi Start this article Search for Carlotta grisi in. ... Lithograph of Lucile Grahn, 1840 Lucile Alexia Grahn (June 30, 1819 - April 4, 1907) was the first internationally renowned Danish ballerina and one of the popular dancers of the Romantic ballet era. ... Fanny Cerrito, originally Francesca Cerrito (May 11, 1817 - May 6, 1909), was an Italian ballet dancer and choreographer. ... Marie Taglioni circa 1831. ... Fanny Essler (23 June 1810, Vienna-27 November 1884) was an Austrian dancer. ...


see also: Cult of the ballerina


--220.240.121.224 04:49, 4 November 2006 (UTC)caity waity lol==Design and scenography==


Romantic Tutu

The costume for the romantic ballerina was the Romantic tutu. This was a full, white, multi-layered skirt made of tulle. The ballerina wore a white bodice with the tutu. In the second acts of Romantic ballets, representing the spiritual realm, the corps de ballet appeared onstage in Romantic tutus, giving the name to the term "white act" or "ballet-blanc". Performers wearing Tutus. ... Tulle is a netting, which is often starched, made of various fibers, including silk, nylon, and rayon, that is often used for veils or gowns. ... It has been suggested that Waist cincher be merged into this article or section. ... A Ballet company is group of dancers who perform ballets. ...


Special Effects

Romantic ballets owed much to the new developments in theater effects, particularly gas lighting (Limelight). Candles had been previously used to light theaters, but gas lighting allowed for dimming effects and other subtelties. Combined with the effects of the Romantic tutu, ballerinas posing en pointe, and the use of wires to make dancers "fly," directors used gas lighting to create supernatural spectacles onstage. Limelight is a type of stage lighting once used in theatres and music halls. ...


the style of the romatic ballet was changed due to the fact that marie taglioni had very long arms and to show that they werent as long and lanky as they were her father, chreographer fillipo tagilioni curved her arms more to make them look shoarter and more gracefull.220.240.121.224 04:49, 4 November 2006 (UTC)


Important ballets


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Romantic ballet - Encyclopedia, History, Geography and Biography (435 words)
The Romantic period in ballet occurred in the early to mid 1800s, and roughly corresponds to Romanticism movements in art and literature.
Romantic ballets were usually set in two acts: the first representing daylight and civilization, the second taking place at night in the spiritual realm, and ending in tragedy.
Romantic ballets owed much to the new developments in theater effects, particularly gas lighting (Limelight).
ballet: Definition and Much More from Answers.com (2933 words)
Ballet's curved arms were to accomodate the full puffy sleeve and the turn-oput of the feet enabled one to move without hinderence by one's high heeled shoe (and was found to make moving sideways much easier).
Ballet has its root in Renaissance court spectacle in Italy, but was particularly shaped by the French ballet de cour, which consisted of social dances performed by the nobility in tandem with music, speech, verse, song, pageant, decor and costume.
Ballet began to develop as a separate art form in France during the reign of Louis XIV, who was passionate about dance and determined to reverse a decline in dance standards that began in the 17th century.
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