Dance: Ballet 101

If you want to learn a bit about the history of ballet, you can audit a university course or buy a ticket to see the upcoming performance of Forever Young by the Bavarian State Ballet (also known as Munich Ballet) in Israel.

The title hints at the timelessness of the ballets that comprise the program. As part of the Herzilya Performing Arts Center’s 2015 dance season, 18 dancers of the celebrated German troupe will present an evening consisting of six of the most important ballet works of all time. The style ranges from traditional classical ballet to neoclassical or contemporary dance.

The evening features works created in the span of more than a century by men from across the globe. The oldest work entitled Le Corsaire (The Pirate), which premiered in January of 1856 with choreography by Joseph Mazilier.


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