DAN 3430 Lecture 1: Intro Romantic vs Classical

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16 Aug 2016
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Sunday, April 10, 2016
Intro to Classical vs Romantic
Classical vs Romantic Ballet
-VS
melodrama - good guys win
musical comedy - performer
romantic operetta - music
also height of industrial revolution - everyone worked 6 days a week - even small
kids - wanna see the good win because of their already tough lives (90% of people)
Avante garde (to get in front of) - romantic ballet - worked! (10% of people)
Classic
Romantic
french court
style
from middle class
male/female share stage
performers
ballerina/corps de ballet
teens to 30s (responsibilities)
age
teens to 30s (technique)
mask
mirror (19th century)
open
procenium
candles
gas then electric (house lights
off)
stories of good vs evil
libretto
mood and environment
separate
gender
constructed/standardized
pointe shoes/tutu/leotards
costume
romantic tutu
plays one character at a time
at psychological
detached yet empathetic
emotional and sympathetic
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