Category: Dance History

How We Make Use Of Mime In Ballet

Why We Use Mime In Ballet The use of mime in ballet dancing is a very important part of Ballet and Ballet Dancing History. Because ballet dancing has no words and everything is expressed within the body movements, mime is used a great deal to convey the story of the dance to the audience.  In the …

American Ballet Theatre – Some History For You

When Mikhail Mordkin started the American Ballet Theatre in 1937, his vision was ‘This company will be a “gallery of dance” and “the collection and display of masterpieces of all times, places and creators, rather than the vision of a single choreographer.’    The above words were uttered by Richard Pleasant, who was American Ballet Theatre’s …

Serge Diaghilev – Some History For You

As a ballet dancing lover, it is always interesting to learn snippets of history from the past, and legends such as Serge Diaghilev deserve a special mention. Today I will focus on Serge Diaghilev. His mantra was “Etonnez-moi” which means astonish me and from the years 1909 to 1929, he astonished audiences all over the Western …

Some Pointe Shoe History For You

Ballet dancing on pointe has only been happening for the past couple of hundred years. According to pointe shoe history, pointe work is a relatively new and ongoing development. Ballet dancing itself was happening for about 200 years before pointe work even came into the picture. Technology and advancement on the pointe shoe are ongoing and …