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The origins of ballet - Jennifer Tortorello and Adrienne Westwood


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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.

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Meet The Creators

  • Educator Jennifer Tortorello, Adrienne Westwood
  • Script Editor Alex Gendler
  • Director Moran Barak
  • Animator Chen Heifetz
  • Artist Moran Barak
  • Composer Stephen LaRosa
  • Narrator Addison Anderson

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