Sunday, October 25, 2009

The Romantic Age of Ballet

Did you know that it wasn't until the nineteenth century, Greek myths and classical opera
provided the main source of stories for ballet. Thus this early era is sometimes called the Classical age of ballet. The Romantic age marks a turning-away from such overworked pieces to more familiar books and tales which were called "romances." In these, the world of the imagination was glorified.

Which world would you prefer to be in?
As for me, I prefer the Romantic age!


  1. Part of me wants to be in the "teen" age, I think I want to be in the age of the Renaissance. When I danced, I danced "Orpheus" it was one of my most favorite dances of all!

  2. Orpheus... I can just see you, as your daughter does..dancing about on the stage..ah such freedom.

    Enjoy the memories..

  3. I'm torn between Romantic and I believe I will happily take them both!

  4. I suppose it depends on the day..!

    However, I think I always lived in
    my imagination, thus my comment about being a Romantic..ha
    always flying.

    Enjoy ..

  5. I have no choice, i will go with Romantic age. The age where there is love and affection. thanks. Elizabeth, thanks for this wonderful question..

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