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The Most Memorable Ballet Dance Performances

The reason ballet exists today is so that dancers can perform for the audience. It is a beautifully choreographed dance, performed to music. It entrances us, it weaves us in its spell, and the dancers and the music alike hypnotize us with their melodic skills. The lighting operators, designers, tailors, set workers, and many other people behind the scenes work together in the ballet to make the ballet a perfection. We should give them all a round of applause!

“The Nutcracker” has got to be one of the most memorable of all ballet performances, of course. Generations of audiences love this christmas traditional favorite ballet performance. The ballet follows a little girl through a fantasy world of fairies, princes, toy soldiers, mice, and more. Let’s not forget the Sugar Plum Fairy!

Of course Swan Lake is another great performance of mention! We can’t forget to mention the russian ballet company that made this ballet famous! It premiered in 1895 and has been a top hit ever since. It is essentially a love story between a prince and a young girl who is captivated by an evil magician! True love saves the day, as is usually the case in the movies and shows like this, and all ends well! It is a lovely and beautiful ballet, and well worth seeing!

Another fine ballet is called Coppelia performed by the Alexandria Ballet. Another love story, mixed with with classical ballet and a little lively comedy is very entertaining! I highly recommend this ballet when it comes to your town!

I don’t know that I would classify this as “ballet” in the same art form as the above because in a way it is a “circus”, as they refer to it, but it is also referred to as a “ballet”, so it IS an ART FORM. It IS very beautiful. You can check the link out to see for yourself. You can see the Chinese Ballet Circus for yourself when they are in town, or also they have videos that you can buy also. I will include the link where you can actually watch their performance: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N5lN96dgt_Y To get more information on the videos you can go to amazon and do a search for the chinese ballet company!

This is but a short list of the many ballet performances that are out there to see! If you are anywhere near Chicago, The Joffrey Ballet is a must see! The website is: http://www.joffrey.com/index.asp To get information about the New York Theatre Ballet, go to http://www.nytb.org/ and they have information not only about performances, but also the history of ballet, and also a lot of other interesting stuff! There are some beautiful pictures also!