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Dance of character and demi-character
Fruit of Hungarian folk traditions, Ukrainian and Russian - and also some of the gypsy race, dance of character constituted a form of theatrical art whose creation is based not only on the grounds of the aforementioned countries as Folk was being "carved" in the academies of classical ballet, becoming its own discipline, with a rigorous technique that quickly became popular among Russian masters.
Marius Petipa developed much of his work in Russia, where he studied the ethnic dances coming, after, to apply them in their released danced in the Imperial Theatres. The works of this great French choreographer, especially chalky on the emblematic music of Tchaikovsky, contain various dances of character, namely "Swan Lake" whose third act is, basically, one long series of stylized ethnic dances. After the revolution in Russia, in 1917, many of its artists emigrated to France and settled in Paris, working for the cabarets of time or opening dance schools in the French capital.
So, between 20 and 60, dance of character was one of the most popular in France, becoming, later, a well-known fact throughout Europe.
The demi-character dance or dances characteristics are expressive ballet features that represent a,the forms of choreographic art. Present in large repertoire of ballets, have their own methodology of teaching, with specific technical terminology (nomenclature) and class structure based on the principles of classical academic dance. For both, come a long way.
The dances have always been an important cultural component of humanity. Folklore is rich in dances that represent the traditions and culture of a particular region. Are linked to religious aspects, parties, legends, historical facts, everyday events and games. Folk dances are characterized by upbeat music (with simple lyrics and popular) and costumes and sets representative. These dances are performed, generally, in public spaces: squares, ruas and lakes. Folk dances have evolved in many ways from ancient magical rites and religious. Folklore is defined as a set of myths, legends, dances, songs, others.