italian dancing masters began to arrive in french court. court ballet emerged - courtiers danced a series of episodes with spoken or sung text. performers had a low social status therefore courtiers were never considered professional dancers.the extravagance of court ballet was a reflection of the court itself.
King Louis XIV was the most important participant in cour de ballet. her founded the royal academy of dancing and the royal academy of music.
turn out and the five positions established as technical basis of ballet
dramatic ballet - mostly associated with choreographer jean-georges noverre. reunited miming and dance to engage audience's emotions.
king louis founds ballet school attached opera
audiences became more new money and middle class.
distance between audience and dancers grew.
pointe shoes are developed.
women become the center of ballet.
russian touring companies travel to different countries and provide a foundation for the development of ballet in said countries.
ballet theatre (ABT) founded intended to consist of a classical wing, an english wing, a fokine wing, and an american wing.
ballet companies bloom across america