Ballet

Ballet is a type of performance dance that originated in the Italian Renaissance courts of the 15th century and later developed into a concert dance form in France and Russia. It has since become a widespread, highly technical form of dance with its own vocabulary based on French terminology. It has been globally influential and has defined the fo...
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Ballet

• (n.) An artistic dance performed as a theatrical entertainment, or an interlude, by a number of persons, usually women. Sometimes, a scene accompanied by pantomime and dancing. • (n.) A bearing in coats of arms, representing one or more balls, which are denominated bezants, plates, etc., according to color. • (n.) A light part song...
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ballet

noun music written for a ballet
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Ballet

[music] Ballet as a music form progressed from simply a complement to dance, to a concrete compositional form that often had as much value as the dance that went along with it. The dance form, originating in France during the 17th century, began as a theatrical dance. It was not until the 19th century that ballet gained status as a `classic...
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Ballet

Bal'let` (băl'la` or băl'lĕt; 277) noun [ French, a dim. of bal dance. See 2d Ball , noun ] 1. An artistic dance performed as a theatrical entertainment, or an interlude, by a number of persons, usually women. Sometimes, a sce...
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Ballet

A dance form featuring a staged presentation of group or solo dancing with music, costumes and scenery.
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Ballet

A dance form featuring a staged presentation of group or solo dancing with music, costumes and scene
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Ballet

A theatrical work or entertainment in which a choreographer has expressed his ideas in group and sol
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ballet

ballet (băl'ā, bălā') [Ital. ballare=to dance], classic, formalized solo or ensemble dancing of a highly controlled, dramatic nature performed to music.See also dance; modern dance.Sections in this article:IntroductionThe Development of Ballet in Western EuropeThe Rom...
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ballet

ballet (bal LAY) An intricate group dance with pantomime that tells a story: 'The famous ballet was attended by hundreds of patron.'
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Ballet

Ballet is a dramatic representation, consisting of dancing and pantomime, regulated by the strains of music, and generally accompanied by scenery and decoration. The ballet was introduced into France from Italy about 1580 by Baltasarini under the patronage of Catherine de Medici, and improved by Rinuccini. Originally a ballet was a light part song,...
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ballet

classical theatrical dancing based on the danse d'ecole, the rules and vocabulary that were codified around 1700 in France.
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Ballet

In heraldry, a ballet is a bearing in coats of arms, representing one or more balls, which are denominated bezants, plates, etc., according to their colour.
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ballet

theatrical dance in which a formal academic dance technique—the danse d`école—is combined with other artistic elements such as music, costume, and ... [16 related articles]
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ballet

Theatrical representation in dance form in which music also plays a major part in telling a story or conveying a mood. Some such form of entertainment existed in ancient Greece, but Western ballet as we know it today first appeared in Renaissance Italy, where it was a court entertainment. From there it was brought by Catherine de' Medici to Fra...
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ballet

[n] - music written for a ballet 2. [n] - a theatrical representation of a story performed to music by ballet dancers
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