Ballet and Modern Dance. Italian Beginnings. Gugliemo Ebreo (1420-84), teacher of dance to the nobility, wrote a study of dance that includes first examples of choreography.
Dance moved from court feasts to ballrooms to the theatres.Intermezzos: dances performed between acts of classical drama or operas
Balletti: originally referred to dance in ballrooms, came to refer to dance in theatres.15th century:Italian Beginnings
Evening Ball for the Wedding of the Duc de Joyeuse c.1581
Queen Elizabeth I dancing with Robert Dudley, The Earl of Leicester
Louis XIV performing in a ballet
'Pas de Quatre' by Jules Perrot "as danced at Her Majesty's Theatre, London July 12th, 1845 by the four eminent danseuses Carlotta Grisi, Marie Taglioni, Lucille Grahn and Fanny Cerrito"in command performance for Queen Victoria.Romantic Ballet
Anna Pavlova Vaslav Nijinsky