Ballet Comes to Britain

Bring on the tutus! On March 2, 1717, England finally got on the ballet bandwagon with a performance of The Loves of Mars and Venus. England was a little late to the party on this—ballets were being performed back in the Renaissance, when they formed a part of aristocratic weddings (though they didn’t usually have a narrative angle to them as they do today, women … Continue reading Ballet Comes to Britain