DAN 3430 Lecture 2: Romantic Period

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16 Aug 2016
Sunday, April 10, 2016
Romantic Period
overlap classical and romantic in the late 17th early 18th
universal language is french
ballet recognized as an art form now!
dance from middle and lower class and is now how some make a living
more professional, trained daily, serious, theatrical quality
combined virtuoso dance with mime
knew their standing because of salary, roles and bouquets
-Marie Salle (1707-1756)
1st female choreographer
brought expressive emotions as an actress and dancer
Camargo’s rival
supported Noverre’s ballet d’action
-Characteristics of a romantic ballet
“white ballet” - imagination
beethoven - composer
inventive freedom and emotional depth and imagination
wispy sylph (Fairies)
moonlight forest (Gas lamp)
love sick youths
influence of novels and poetry of the time
women dominated the stage - men dominated the back stage
less telling of a story and more dealing of feelings
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