NBATI was created in 2002. Ours is the first western dance school recognized abroad for the international standards of our programs in INDIA.
San Martin Marg, Chanakya Puri
New Delhi. INDIA
3 Shopping Mall, Arjun Marg
DLF Phase- I
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Reason for doing ballet:
Ballet fulfills the natural need to move to music.
Develops a sense of movement, rhythm & appreciation of music.
Ballet helps to co-ordinate mind and body.
It helps to improve poor posture and improve poise.
It improves body control and balance.
Ballet is a confidence builder and promotes self-discipline.
It teaches discipline of body and emotions.
Ballet is an introduction to other art forms, eg. music, art, design, drama.
Louis XIV of France (the Sun King of France) Founded the first ballet school, called the Royal Academy of Dancing (1672). A ballet master at the Academy, Beauchamps, established five positions of the feet. These are still the basis of all ballet steps. It was also in those years that the turn-out of the legs became essential and the dance terminology in use in the French Academy became the language of ballet. Women were not allowed on the stage until 1681. Men played the female parts, disguising themselves in wigs and masks. Ballet costumes of those days were heavy and bulky and hampered movement. In the 1730's a famous female dancer, called Marie Camargo, (who excelled in quick dances) daringly shortened her skirt so that her feet and ankles could be seen. The years 1830 to 1860 is known in ballet as the Romantic Period. During this period, the style of the ballets changed to being more poetic, full of feeling and warmth. The themes were mostly about fairy-like or supernatural characters in far-away lands. Female dancers became more important than male dancers. Costumes changed to bell shaped skirts made of white Tarlatan, called Romantic tutus. Shoes no longer had heels. The technique and style of dancing became much lighter with high, light jumps.
Famous Ballet productions of the Romantic Period: Giselle, La Sylphide, Papillon, Pas de Quatre, Ondine, La Esmeralda, etc. Most of these Ballets are still presented in theatres all over the world.