Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Ballet dance types: Contemporary ballet

Contemporary ballet is a dance style influenced by classical ballet and modern dance. Although it allows a greater range of movements, it takes its technique from classical ballet and the concepts from the ideas of modern dance. George Balanchine was the first pioneer of contemporary ballet and the dancer who danced briefly for Balanchine was Mikhail Baryshnikov. Baryshnikov's worked with various modern choreographers like Twyla Tharp and created some distinct modern movements with pointed shoes and classically-trained dancers for contemporary ballet.

Check this video to view a solo Contemporary ballet dance


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