Definition of BalletHow does Ballet differ from other dance?
Posted 07 February 2013 - 09:55 AM
Posted 07 February 2013 - 02:31 PM
Pointe shoes, pointe shoes, pointe shoes! (I know, I know...all that Sheherezade situation, but... )
Posted 07 February 2013 - 02:51 PM
Since we're a site whose mission it is to discuss classical ballet and its development into neoclassicism, here are some links that address the question:
Classicism #2 - definition and uses
Posted 07 February 2013 - 05:58 PM
Posted 07 February 2013 - 08:57 PM
I agree. "Not enough..."..."not only.." et al, but, I think it could be an honest, easy and ample start that has to do a lot with most of what we discuss here. Then, extra research and fine tuning can be done, or course...
Posted 08 February 2013 - 07:50 AM
There are plenty of superb internationally renowned world class ballet dancers today who have never put on pointe shoes.
Perhaps also the classical training discipline comes into play... Technique is almost more important than personal movement signature.
The problem is that ballet shares so many defining qualities with so many other forms of dance, but never all it's defining qualities.
But, I will say, ballet dancers usually seem to still look like ballet dancers when they try out other dance forms because of the way they carry themselves and the manner in which they attack movement.
Posted 08 February 2013 - 11:02 AM
That is new for me, Amy. Let's take a random woman who dances. Even if she takes barre excercises, but still doesn't conquer-(by choice or not)-the pointe technique, and dances in a company that does not requires pointes...would she still be considered a ballet dancer...? I would not say so. I think for a woman to be said to be involved in ballet world she has put those pointes on and show them to the world. As per the rest, they are just "dancers". (Good thing in Spanish we make a very ample black and white distinction in between "Ballet" and "Danza". Flamenco female dancers make also the distinction in between their art and the rest, including ballet. They are "Bailaoras", vs. the pointe "Bailarinas". In English everybody is a "dancer").
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Posted 08 February 2013 - 02:04 PM
Let's note I talked about "female dancers", and also that "ballet is woman"... . Men are there mainly tu support, but the clear distinction in between ballet and contemporary dancing is done mainly by females dancing on pointe vs. not.
Posted 08 February 2013 - 02:06 PM
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