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Performance dance, also known as concert dance, has solidified its place in the theater world as an art form typically performed in front of an audience. Usually choreographed and set to music, most performance dance is showcased in a theater, although other venues are just as suitable. Unlike social and participation dance, performance dance does not typically involve audience members. Several types span the genre, including ballet and modern dance.

 

Ballet dates back to the Italian Renaissance courts in the 15th century. With highly technical movements and a particular vocabulary, various forms of ballet have evolved over the centuries, including Russian, French, Italian, contemporary, neoclassical, and Romantic. When most think of ballet, they are likely imagining Romantic ballet, a classic style that traditionally features women who have mastered precise, fluid acrobatic motions and pointe work. Modern ballets tend to include mime and acting.

 

Several dance groups have become prominent through the years, including Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater and Shen Yun Performing Arts. Whatever you seek, whether modern dance or classic ballet, find all your ticketing needs at TicketNetwork.

 

Ballet

Ballet dates back to the Italian Renaissance courts in the 15th century. The word "ballet" is French, and has its origins in Italian, Latin, and Greek languages, all of which had similar words meaning "to dance" or "to jump about." Classical ballet as we know it today came from Louis XIV, who an avid dancer and performed in ballets as a child.

 

With highly technical movements and a particular vocabulary, various forms of ballet have evolved over the centuries, including Russian, French, Italian, contemporary, neoclassical, and Romantic. When most think of ballet, they are likely imagining Romantic ballet, a classic style that traditionally features women who have mastered precise, fluid acrobatic motions and pointe work. Modern ballets tend to include mime and acting of some sort.

 

There are three common kinds of ballet: classical, contemporary, and neoclassical. Audiences love the graceful movements, and ensembles like the New York City Ballet frequently hold sold-out performances. Among the most popular productions are Swan Lake and The Nutcracker, composed by Pyotr Tchaikovsky.

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