Ballet Day is an American holiday dedicated to ballet. This art form has fascinated millions of viewers throughout its history. Grace, grace, flexibility – these and many other conditions are necessary to perform ballet movements. The holiday is celebrated annually on February 7th.
The art of ballet has gone through the centuries and has only gotten better. Ballet is believed to have originated in Italy and France in the 1400s. Initially, it was a choreographic performance that the nobility enjoyed in castles and palaces. Ballet was an integral cultural and leisure event at wedding celebrations.
Significant changes in ballet occurred in the era of Louis XIV. He was very fond of these choreographic performances and opened the Ballet School in 1661. Ballet acquired new movements that were honed at school to the ideal. The ladies often danced in wigs and corsets, while the men wore tights and other light clothing.
The real revolution in ballet took place in 1832, when Marie Taglioni danced at her fingertips. Today, such movements are an important part of ballet, and are considered essential. Marie’s performance was highly appreciated by the audience and became a real model in art, which everyone aspired to in subsequent years.
- Initially, ballet was danced exclusively by men. The first women in this dance began to appear at the end of the 17th century. Today, the vast majority of ballet dancers are women.
- Trained ballerinas on tiptoes can support three times their own weight.
- Thanks to Marie Taglioni, a new shoe for this dance was created – pointe shoes.
How to celebrate
Attend ballet performances alone or with family/friends. Enjoy art that was once considered the privilege of the upper classes. Find out more interesting information about ballet on the Internet! If you have been wanting to try ballet for a long time, then Ballet Day is the best reason to sign up for training courses.
Tell about the holiday on social networks. Ask other users if they like attending ballet. What performance do they remember the most?
When is Ballet Day celebrated in 2023?
Ballet Day is observed on February 7 each year.