Looking at dances 1
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?