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Dance is a dangerous and rigorous profession In some cases it can cause bruises broken bones and pulled muscles In the worst cases it can lead to bulimia anorexia constant fatigue low self esteem and depression The History of Dance The Italian princess Catherine de Medici married the French Henri II and introduced ballet de cour or court ballet to the Court of France in the sixteenth century In the 1600s King Louis XIV especially loved dancing and starring in court productions When he grew too old and fat to perform he continued to be one of ballets greatest patrons He founded the Acad Royale de Danse which would later become the Paris Opera Ballet However around 1730 danse haute superseded danse basse Dancers took to the air Rather than just move elegantly from lovely pose to lovely pose they began to jump hop and leap And women began to rebel against their restrictive costumes Marie Sall literally let her hair down and donned looser clothes for her ballet daction Her rival Marie Ann Cupis de Camargo took the heels from her shoes and shortened her skirts to better perform the flashy new steps that had heretofore been done exclusively by men Entrechat quatre and cabriole Marie Taglioni often gets the credit and the blame for being the first to dance on Pointe But no one really knows for sure It is established that in 1832 Marie Taglioni danced in the full length La Sylphide on Pointe Before we consider what Taglioni did and how she did it lets look at why she rose on Pointe at all The 1830s were the heart of the Romantic Age The artists and poets of this era-- Keats Byron Shelly and Chopin-- were often concerned with beauty passion nature the supernatural and the power of love A history of Pointe shoes is also a history of Pointe technique They evolved together they created each other But
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