Steps, Steps, Steps

Homans, Jennifer
February 2002
New Republic;2/18/2002, Vol. 226 Issue 6, p26
Entertainment Review
Discusses how ballet has become a conservative art form. History of dance noble, which was performed in the 17th century court of Louis XIV; Call for reform of ballet in the 18th century; Popularity of ballerina Marie Taglioni, who used the a classical technique to show the relationship between freedom and limits through her own body; Information on operas shown by the American Ballet Theatre in this year; Statement that ballet is conventionally presented as the prototypically aristocratic art; Comment that Ballet was born of rebellion, conflict and radical ideas.


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