Paleolithic and Neolithic age

  • 9500 BCE

    Paleolithic period

    The earliest period of human development and the longest phase of mankind's history. It began about 2 million years ago and ended various places between 40,000 and 10,000 years ago.
  • 9500 BCE

    Neolithic Age/Era/Period

    A period in the development of human technology, beginning about 9,500 BC in the Middle East that is traditionally considered the last part of the Stone Age. The Neolithic began with the rise of farming, which produced the "Neolithic Revolution" and ended when metal tools became widespread. There were many forms of dance that rose at this time in locations such as India, Greece, Rome, and China.
  • 2600 BCE

    Ancient Greece and Rome

    The Romans used Mimes as their biggest form of entertainment. The mimes were used at Banquets, dinner parties, theatre's and even at death. The Greeks used dancing as their biggest form of entertainment. They also loved competing, hints the Olympic Games. They also created the Pythian Games to show for their most accomplished poets and held annual events to see who could write and produce the finest plays.
  • 476 BCE

    The Midieval Era

    The Middle Ages was the period in European history from the collapse of the Roman civilization
  • 1581

    Early Ballet

    Ballet Comique de la Reine was first performed in 1581 and is regarded as the 1st official ballet. It was directed by Balthazar de Beaujoyeulx. . This first ballet was commissioned by the queen as a part of the wedding celebration of a friend and lasted 5 1/2 hours. King Louis XIV served for 72 years and towards the end, he loved ballet. He practiced it for 18 years until he got old and fat. He opened the Paris Opera Ballet School in 1661.
  • Baroque Era

    This period is an artistic style that started in Rome. It followed the Renaissance music era
  • Romantic Ballet

    The Romantic Ballet Period was part of a larger movement entitled romanticism. It was an Artistic, literary, and intellectual movement that originated in the 2nd half of the 18th century.
  • Filippo Taglioni

    The Romantic Ballet Era... He choreographed ballets including the La Sylphide.
  • Classical Ballet Period

    The classical period was indicated as a response to the decline in popularity of ballet as audiences lost interest in the stories and the desire for escapism emphasized in romantic ballets. Almost everything about this era changed including the story lines and costumes. The rulers at the time were Peter I (Peter the Great) and Empress Anna Ianova
  • Marie Taglioni

    She is famous for her dancing, she danced in two operas and was the first ballerina on pointe.
  • August Bournonville

    The Romantic Ballet Era...He had a method named after him called the "Bournonville Method" which is a visible contrast between the quickness of the feet and the grace of the arms and stories are told through an extreme use of dramatic pantomime.
  • Jules Perrot

    He was a choreographer and dancer. He created some of the most famous ballets of the 19th century.
  • Carlotta Grisi

    She was a famous ballerina and especially noted for her part in Giselle.