Ballet blanc

Ballet Term Definition

How to say & pronounce Ballet blanc:

ba-lay blahn

What does Ballet blanc translate to?

white ballet

Ballet blanc is a term often applied to any ballet where the dancers wear traditional “romantic” tutus of white color, originally designed by Eugène Lami for Marie Tagliono in the ballet “La Sylphide.”  Other examples of white ballets include Giselle and Les Sylphides.

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