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  1. Ballet

  2. When Louis XIV was crowned his interest in dancing was strongly    supported and encouraged by Italian-born Cardinal Mazarin, who assisted Louis XIV.

  3. In 1653 as a teenager he accomplished his most memorable feat as a dancer. Wearing a fancy golden Roman-cut  corselet and a kilt of golden rays, he danced as Apollo and came to be known as the Sun King.

  4. THE SUN KING Louis XIV chose the sun as his emblem. The sun was associated with Apollo, god of peace and arts, and was also the heavenly body which gave life to all things, regulating everything as it rose and set. Like Apollo, the warrior-king Louis XIV brought peace, was a patron of the arts, and dispensed his bounty. Young Louis XIV liked to dance and to play in different court performances. Once he had to play SUN in the Ballet de la Nuit. After that performance he decided to choose SUN as his symbol. Henry de Gissey, King Louis XIV as Sun in Ballet de la Nuit

  5. In 1661 Louis established the Academie Royale de Danse in a room of the Louvre, the world's first ballet school. At court, Moliere and Lully  collaborated, with Moliere choreographing and Lully composing the   music for ballets.

  6. Pierre Beauchamps, another ballet master, also worked with them choreographing interludes in the dramatic parts. Beauchamps eventually was named "superintendent of the king's ballets" in the dance school that Louis established in 1661 and is now one of the most famous of the "fathers" of ballet. It is Beauchamps who has been given credit for standardising the five foot positions of ballet, (first, through to fifth positions).

  7. Up until 1681 ballet was performed almost exclusively by men. Then, in 1681 Lully staged Le Triomphe de I'Amour, featuring Mademoiselle de Lafontaine one of four ballerinas in the production. Since this time, Lafontaine has been known as the "Queen of Dance."

  8. In 1700 "Choreographie, ou I'art de decrire la danse" was published by Raoul Auger Feuillet. This book wrote down both conventions of stage and ballroom dancing and attempted to create a dance notation similar to music. The system that is still in use today as no other system has been developed. By 1700 many of the words and movements common in today's ballet were already in use, including jete, sissone, chasse,  entrechat, pirouette, and cabriole.

  9. jete

  10. sissone

  11. pirouette

  12. Jean-Georges Noverre (1727-1810) was a dancer, a choreographer, and a teacher of dancers. • Noverre is also credited with defining the seven basic movements in ballet: • plier, to bend • étendre, to stretch • relever, to rise • sauter, to leap • élancer, to dart • glisser, to glide • tourner, to turn