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Classical ballet is the most methodical of the ballet styles; it adheres to traditional ballet technique. There are variations relating to area of origin, such as Russian ballet, French ballet,Danish Bournonville ballet and Italian ballet, although most ballet of the last two centuries is ultimately founded on the teachings of Blasis. The most well-known styles of ballet are the Russian Method,the Italian Method, the Danish Method, the Balanchine Method or New York City Ballet Method, and the Royal Academy of Dance and Royal Ballet School methods, derived from the Cecchetti method, createdin England. The first pointe shoes were actually regular ballet slippers that were heavily darned at the tip. It would allow the girl to briefly stand on her toes to appear weightless. It was laterconverted to the hard box that is used today.
Classical ballet adheres to these rules:
* A postiton called 'plie' is used in almost every exercise
* Everything is turned out.
* When thefeet are not on the floor, they're pointed.
* When the leg is not bent, it's stretched completely.
* Posture, alignment, and placement are vital.
Classical Ballets : Cinderella Coppelia DonQuixote Firebird Giselle La Bayadere La Sylphide Le Corsaire Les Sylphides Paquita Midsummer’s Night Dream RomeoandJulietSleeping Beauty Swan Lake Sylvia The Nutcracker.
Famous Ballet Dancers: MargotFonteyn, Anna Pavlova, Sylvie Guillem, Alicia Markova, etc.
Anna Pavlova was born on January 31, 1881, in St. Petersburg, Russia and she died in 1931. She and her mother were very poor, but she wantedto be a dancer from the age of eight, when she attended a performance of The Sleeping Beauty at the Maryinsky Theatre. Two years later she was accepted as a student at St. Petersburg's Imperial BalletSchool. Although the young Pavlova was considered frail and not exactly beautiful, she was nevertheless very supple (able to bend and twist with ease and grace). Pavlova is most recognised for the...