Romantic Balllet

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Romantic Balllet by Mind Map: Romantic Balllet

1. Key People

1.1. Marie Taglioni

1.2. Fanny Elssler

1.3. Carlotta Grisi

2. Period

2.1. Began Early 19th Century

2.1.1. Paris, France

2.1.1.1. Bourbon Restoration Era (after the fall of Napoleon in 1814

2.1.1.1.1. Introduction of a new regime

2.1.1.2. Théâtre de l'Académie Royale de Musique

2.1.1.2.1. Salle Le Peletier

3. Characteristics

3.1. Costume

3.1.1. Tight Bodice

3.1.1.1. Taken after the 'Court Dress'

3.1.1.1.1. Emphasizes the narrow waistline and bosom

3.1.2. Bell-shaped skirt

3.1.2.1. Made out of tulle

3.1.2.2. hem falls between the knee and the ankle

3.1.2.2.1. started when Marie Taglioni would hike up her skirt to show her pointe work, considered immodest in early 19th century

3.1.2.3. Suggests on stage that the dancers were hovering off the floor

3.2. Style

3.2.1. Pointe shoes made the dancers appear to be "floating"

3.2.2. Desire to create illusions of effortlessness

3.2.3. Dancers portrayed as ethereal creatures of fantasy

3.3. Scenography

3.3.1. Use of 'limelight'

3.3.1.1. produced using gas to light the flames

3.3.1.1.1. allowed for dimming to set the mood

3.3.2. Use of wires to make the dancers 'fly' onstage

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