Looking at dances 1

Looking at dances 1

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This short essay explores the following brief:

Look up and take brief notes on the term ‘romanticism’ in:

  • A dictionary or encyclopaedia of visual arts or music.
  • Compare with the definition of romantic ballet from The Oxford Dictionary of Dance (Craine and Mackrell, 2000)
  • Choose one composer or visual artist to follow up. Make notes on the dates when he/she was working and one important work of this composer or artist which you consider to display features of romanticism.
  • Follow up one choreographer active during the period of romanticism in dance (but not Bournonville). Write notes on this choreographer and one of his/her works (not La Sylphide). In what ways can it be termed ‘romantic’ or not?