Definitions for Ballet
bæˈleɪ, ˈbæl eɪBal·let
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ballet, concert dancenoun
a theatrical representation of a story that is performed to music by trained dancers
music written for a ballet
A classical form of dance.
A theatrical presentation of such dancing, usually with music, sometimes in the form of a story.
Etymology: From ballet, from balletto, diminutive form of ballo.
Ballet (French: [balɛ]) is a type of performance dance that originated during the Italian Renaissance in the fifteenth century and later developed into a concert dance form in France and Russia. It has since become a widespread and highly technical form of dance with its own vocabulary. Ballet has been influential globally and has defined the foundational techniques which are used in many other dance genres and cultures. Various schools around the world have incorporated their own cultures. As a result ballet has evolved in distinct ways. A ballet as a unified work comprises the choreography and music for a ballet production. Ballets are choreographed and performed by trained ballet dancers. Traditional classical ballets are usually performed with classical music accompaniment and using elaborate costumes and staging, whereas modern ballets are often performed in simple costumes and without elaborate sets or scenery.
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
the company of persons who perform the ballet
a light part song, or madrigal, with a fa la burden or chorus, -- most common with the Elizabethan madrigal composers
a bearing in coats of arms, representing one or more balls, which are denominated bezants, plates, etc., according to color
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 foundational techniques used in many other dance genres. Ballet may also refer to a ballet dance work, which consists of the choreography and music for a ballet production. A well-known example of this is The Nutcracker, a two-act ballet that was originally choreographed by Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov with a music score by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky. Stylistic variations have emerged and evolved since the Italian Renaissance. Early variations are primarily associated with geographic origin. Examples of this are Russian ballet, French ballet, and Italian ballet. Later variations include contemporary ballet and neoclassical ballet. Perhaps the most widely known and performed ballet style is late Romantic ballet, which is a classical style that focuses on female dancers and features pointe work, flowing and precise acrobatic movements, and often presents the female dancers in traditional, short white French tutus.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
bal′lā, n. a theatrical exhibition composed of dancing, posturing, and pantomimic action: (obs.) a dance. [Fr.; dim. of bal, a dance.]
A form of dance.
Ballet is so elegant and beautiful to watch.
Submitted by MaryC on March 9, 2020
Etymology and Origins
Expresses the French diminutive of bal, a dance. See “Ball.”
British National Corpus
Rank popularity for the word 'Ballet' in Nouns Frequency: #2344
The numerical value of Ballet in Chaldean Numerology is: 9
The numerical value of Ballet in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7
My country made it possible for me to become a ballet dancer and I want to pass that on too, that is where the idea for my company, to found the school, came from - to establish a platform, to create this pathway, but not just for Cuba, for the world.
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- ballet, baileSpanish
- رقص باله, بالهPersian
- listdans, ballett, leikdansIcelandic
- ballettiKalaallisut, Greenlandic
- ballettNorwegian Nynorsk
- балет, baletSerbo-Croatian
- บัลเลต์, ระบำปลายเท้า, การเต้นบัลเล่ย์, บัลเล่ย์Thai
- ba lê, vở balletVietnamese
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