The Identity Of Capoeira And Ballet Dance

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This essay sets out to show how the identity of capoeira and ballet dance has been encompassed within multiple different countries. The historical themes of globalisation and adaptation will prove to deepen ones understanding into the history of ballet and capoeira dance. Through the classification of Ballet and Capoeira dance the cultural traditions of the dance styles will be projected.
Haskell explains the significance of the word ‘classical’, “it implies a set of rules that are rigid, that have developed over a long period”. The globalisation of ballet aids also in the characteristics of ballet as a dance form. Classical is a term which is closely linked to ballet. (Greskovic, 2005, pp. 5 – 10)

The word ‘Ballet’ stems from the Italian word “Ballo” deriving from the Italian verb to dance. The use of the Italian term ‘ballo’ (referring to dancing to varied rhythms) instead of the Italian verb ‘danza’ (to dance) did not only represented the inclusion of Italy into the ballet history timeline, but also it indefinitely transformed the culture of ballet as it was known until that time in the mid-thirties of the seventeenth century (Greskovic, 2005, p. 6) The identity of ballet during its early development stages (pre twentieth century) shows how language can be used to enrich ballet. (Arthenia.com, no date) Here we can see a typical picture of Louis XIV ‘the sun king’, king of France during the renaissance age, he proved influential in the initial identification of…
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