UCSB DANCE 45 - Dance45 Final Study Guide (20 pages)

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Dance 45 - History and Appreciation of Dance

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Dance 45 Final Exam Study Guide Romantic era Social upheaval Jean Jacques Rousseau The individual is unique o Revolutionary idea o Individual has value just for being unique Confessions o Autobiography of his life Industrial Revolution Railroad allowed for the awareness of faraway places whether or not one could travel to faraway places themselves Middle class Rise of the middle class Gas lighting Curtain Gas lighting worked with effects that romantic ballets dances wanted to achieve Lights can be lowered Curtain can be lowered before beginning of performance Backstage scrim Opaque curtain at the back of the stage Gave a sense of ghosts shadows Eerie sense Dr Louis Vernon 1830 In charge of the Paris Opera Only time Paris Opera has run a profit Slashed salaries of ballerinas o Inclined ballerinas to become mistresses Jockey club Group of wealthy men friends of Dr Louis Vernon that enjoyed having mistresses Foyer de la Danse Area which Dr Louis Vernon provided for his friends to meet the ballerinas mistresses Robert le Diable 1831 Robert the Devil Choreographer Philip Taglioni Star Marie Taglioni Romanticism in ballet begins in one scene o Ballet scene Lapsed nuns Dead nuns rising from the grave dancing in the moonlight amongst ruins of abandoned convent La Sylphide 1832 First romantic ballet Choreographer o Philip Taglioni Star 2 o Marie Taglioni 1 act light 2nd act dark o Light vs dark o Hope vs despair Storyline o Happy peasants dancing o James lord of manor o Effie fianc e o Peasant Gurn loves Effie o Madge evil witch played by a man Tells fortunes Madge tells Effie she will marry James he will never marry and Gurn he and Effie will be married o Sylph Only James sees her James wants to possess sylph James tries to use magical scarf given by Madge to catch sylph scarf knocks her wings off sylph dies James dies of heart attack Philip Taglioni Father of Marie Taglioni Choreographed Robert le Diable Choreographed La Sylphide Marie Taglioni Daughter of Philip Taglioni



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