ballet, concert dance(noun)
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.
Origin: From ballet, from balletto, diminutive form of ballo.
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.]
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
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
I never saw ballet before. It was the first time I saw people turn on their toes.
I got kicked out of ballet class because I pulled a groin muscle. It wasn't mine.
Anyone who has a child today should train him to be either a physicist or a ballet dancer. Then he'll escape.
But through ballet, I am able to stay calm and find balance as well as build friendships with my fellow soldiers.
Ballet requires a great amount of physical strength and is very good for strengthening muscle, increasing flexibility, and correcting posture.
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- ballet, baileSpanish
- باله, رقص بالهPersian
- listdans, leikdans, ballettIcelandic
- ballettiKalaallisut, Greenlandic
- ballettNorwegian Nynorsk
- балет, baletSerbo-Croatian
- การเต้นบัลเล่ย์, บัลเลต์, ระบำปลายเท้า, บัลเล่ย์Thai
- ba lê, vở balletVietnamese
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