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Oct 17th 1999 The history of Dance is said to reflect the changes in the way people relate to their bodies see the world and experience the cycles of lifeCave paintings from 30000-10000 BC were found in Spain and France These paintings contained drawings of figures with vivid movements During the Ancient world dance was in civilizations of Rome Greece and EgyptThrough the Middle Ages the Christen Churchs attitude toward Dance was two sided One side rejected dance they believed it was only lust ecstasy and sexual permissiveness One the other side church fathers tried to include dances into seasonal celebration and Christian feast daysIn the dawn of the Renaissance was the birth of Ballet The first forms of Ballet were born in the court of Catherine de Madici 1519-89 De Madici was the wife of Henry II They were born through the dance mater Balthazor de Beauthoyeulx In 1581 he staged elaborate settings and costumes In 1661 Louis XIV of France granted the establishment for the first Acdemie Royale de Dance Over the centuries Ballet developed into a discipline and art form evolving with time In the 19th century Romantic Ballet was the story of the Ballerina and the struggle between and an earthly world and a spiritual world Such Ballet classics came forth Giselle 1841 Swan Lake 1895 and the Nutcracker1892 During the same time the political powers of Europe were taking over Africa Asia and Polynesia Drumming and dances were banned for being too sexualAt the turn of the century with the threat of World War I the arts reflected more of questioning values There began a search for new forms that showed individual expression Sergey Diaghilev the Russian impresario became the visionary of dance In Europe He revived Ballet with some
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