This was the beginning of professionalizing dance. After the Paris Opera opened, dance as an art form began to rapidly develop as a true art form.
A new theatrical form of ballet was created. It was the first ballet to include singing, dancing, and the stage effects that were made possible by the proscenium theater.
He was the creator of the first working and understandable form of dance notation. He was capable of recording the dances of his time in such a way that people would be able to recreate his work.
Opening of Paris Opera Ballet School
For the first time ever dancers would be able to become well-trained professionals. It was a comfort to know that training would always be available to the dancers from here on out.
"Les Caracteres de la Danse"
A famous piece of dance work that was created by the female choreographer Fransoise Prevost. Keep in mind Prevost was the first Prima Ballerina and the first female chreographer. She was also the teacher of the famous ballerinas Marie Camargo and Marie Salle.
Camargo took charge and became famous as she step forward and performed a solo of male. She is known as the first ballerina to dance like a man (to perform the dazzeling leaps and jumps that at the time was thought only men could achieve). She personifyed dance as a beauty of outward form.
Salle was the centuries leading dramatic ballerina. She believed that it didn't matter how technically gifted a dancer was, they needed to have the ability to touch people's hearts while they danced. She symbolized dance expression of inward feeling.
Famous ballet choreographed by Marie Salle.
Jean Philippe Rameau
Jean Philippe Rameau composing works made him instantly famous. It is said that Opera Ballet reached its height because of his works of art.
Campanini was the successor of Salle and Camargo. She focused on speed and agility, which is why she delighted the audiences so much with her turns and entrechats.
Jean Georges Noverre
Noverre first became famous from his ballet call "Les Fete Chinoises", which was a dance about Chinese themes. The fashion, gardens, and silks really made this ballet beautiful to the eyes.
Letters on Dancing and Ballet
Noverre continues to be important because he published the more influential dance books ever.
"Theoretical and Practical Treatise on Dancing"
Gennaro Magri was the creator of this dance and he described that dancers' stances and movements should be like they were elements in the composition of a painting.
Gardel became the ballet master the the Paris Opera, which he held power until the early nineteenth century. He was a strong believer in ballet d' action, that productions should posses unity and dramatic coherence.
The French Revelation
A famous choreographer who created "La Fille Mal Gardee". Not only was he known for being the creator of sweet, witty ballets, but he was also known as being a womanizer.
The Beginning of Pointe Shoes
This is the first time point shoes were being introduced into the ballet world.
Flore et Zephyre
This is one of the most celebrated ballets in history. Charles Didelot created it and in this ballet he created a system where he could rig dancers to it to create the illusion that they were flying.
Church and Dance
During this time the Church condemned the thearter and its performers. Therefore, the Church refused to marry or bury actors and dancers.
Gaetan Vestris Retires
Gaetan was a member of the Paris Opera ballet for more then half-centurty. He had the nickname of "god of dance".