Exploring Music Playlist: A Modest Survey of Ballet Music, Part 2
Exploring Music Playlist: A Modest Survey of Ballet Music, Part 2

January 23rd, 2023

Details

Put back on your dancing shoes for our second week of ballet music.

This week we will hear the Russian ballets and return to Paris for what now is considered a full-out riot when Ballets Russe choreographed movements to express the music they heard from Igor Stravinsky. New music, and new dance techniques in the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées with stage designs and costumes by Nicholas Roerich.

While listening to this music, sit down with your computer and research Ballets Russe in Paris. Its cultural history created a complete renaissance, if not a revolution, much like Catherine de’ Medici did for dance 400 years before at the beginning of our survey.