Ballet originated in the Italian Renaissance in the 15th century as a dance interpretation of fencing. In its early form, it was performed in large chambers with most of the audience seated on tiers on three sides of the dance floor. In the 20th century, ballet became more of an influence on concert dance. There were other forms of ballet that were developed: neoclassical ballet, contemporary ballet and post-structural ballet.
Classical ballet stays with the traditional ballet technique. Neoclassical ballet uses traditional ballet, but it is less rigid. Dancers are often dancing at great tempos and perform more technical feats. Contemporary ballet is influenced by classic ballet and modern dance. It uses body control from the abdomen like classic ballet, but it permits for a greater range of movement. If you want to see one of these beautiful performances in person, browse our site to find some fantastic tickets to a breathtaking show!