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The origins of ballet – Jennifer Tortorello and Adrienne Westwood

Jennifer Tortorello and Adrienne Westwood | TED-Ed

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Can you imagine a party where every movement and every visual detail were governed by a complex system of rules and procedures?

For centuries, such rituals were commonplace for European nobility.

And while they’ve gone out of fashion, we recognize the components under a familiar label: ballet. Jennifer Tortorello and Adrienne Westwood outline the history of this graceful and precise dance.

Lesson by Jennifer Tortorello and Adrienne Westwood.

Animation by Moran Barak Studio.