True or False: Ballet Originated as a Dance Interpretation of Fencing?

TRUE! (And very cool!)

Ballet originated in 15th century Italy, as a dance interpretation of fencing. By the 17th century, ballet had spread to France where it became a staple in the court of Louis XIV. By the mid-19th century, ballet had spread to Denmark and Russia, where it was further refined. By the 20th century, ballet continued to develop and influence other forms of dance. Multiple styles such as contemporary ballet and post-structural ballet also developed.|
(http://www.findsportsnow.com/learn/ballet-dancing)

2 thoughts on “True or False: Ballet Originated as a Dance Interpretation of Fencing?

  1. “…interpretation of fencing”? Is Country Western Line Dancing an interpretation of riding a horse? The courtiers who danced fenced so the beauty of fencing would show up in their social dance. Throughout history forbidden martial arts have been preserved as dance. Dancers still use martial arts as inspiration for beautiful movement. There has always been an exchange and Italian courtiers who fenced were the first to do what we now call Ballet. (Yes, very cool!)

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