Work Essay

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Beginners Dance 4th Period The History of Ballet Ballet is one of the first types of dances that have ever come about. The purpose of the dance was to try and mirror the harmony of the celestial bodies, to establish order out of chaos, and to offer peace upon those in attendance. Balance and control was required to this style of performance. Ballet is also an elite form of dancing that requires much foot muscle movement, and a break on the toes. In 1661, King Louis XIV founded the Royal Academy of Dance, which later became the Paris Opera Ballet which was the first professional instruction for ballet. In ballet there are many types of ballet such as Classical ballet, Contemporary ballet, neoclassical ballet, and Romantic ballet. Classical ballet is the most methodical of the ballet styles; it follows to traditional ballet techniques. The most well-known styles of ballet are the Paris Opera Ballet School Method, the Russian Method, the Italian Method, the Danish Method, the Balanchine Method or New York City Ballet Method. All of those methods helped exceed in the success of your career as a ballet dancer. In the 20th century, ballet had then a strong influence on broader concert dances in the United States. Mikhail Baryshnikov The person I did my research on was Mikhail Baryshnikov. He was a famous Caucasian ballet dancer. He was born on January 27th, 1948 to Aleksandra Kisselov (his beloved mother), and Nikolay Baryshnikov (his cherishing father). He was born in Riga Latvia. He attended Kirov Ballet School. After Kirov Ballet he joined the New York City Ballet as a principal dancer. Baryshnikov success as a dramatic actor on stage, cinema and television has helped him become probably the most widely recognized contemporary ballet dancer. In 1977, his work "Yuri Kopeikine” received numerous awards as well as other works. Mikhail quoted that dancing

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