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 Post subject: Why French?
PostPosted: Sat Jun 02, 2001 6:43 am 
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It just occured to me, why are all the names of steps in ballet in French?-silly question-


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 Post subject: Re: Why French?
PostPosted: Sat Jun 02, 2001 7:24 am 
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Annie - Good Question!! There are no silly questions....just sometimes silly answers.<P>The ballet started in Italy but Catherine d'Medici brought it with her to France to when she went to marry the French King Henry II. It was there that the ballet became a court dance., and schools begun. And the steps were named and so they were given French names.<P>You can read more about this in this thread:<P><A HREF=../../../ubb/Forum4/HTML/000445.html><B>FROM BALLETO TO BALLET</B></A><BR><p>[This message has been edited by Basheva (edited June 02, 2001).]


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 Post subject: Re: Why French?
PostPosted: Sat Jun 02, 2001 7:28 am 
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Oh.........that's why....thanks Baheva, that's interesting! Image


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