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Ballet History: The Podcast Blog


My love of Ballet History goes way back to 4th and 5th grade, when I became enthralled with finding out more about my ballet teachers in New Orleans (Lelia Haller, Paris Opera Ballet, churned out a whole generation of NOLA dancers and teachers, and is most definitely the Mother of New Orleans Ballet as it exists today). I wrote several little reports about this very personal history and it spurned a love of reading and researching everything I could get my hands on.


Fast forward 30 years or so, and you’ll still find me in love with researching ballet and it’s roots, but it’s much more difficult now to find time to sit down and read a book! And while I love audio books, podcasts have become my real entree into all things dance and ballet. I thought I’d share with you here my go-to podcasts for ballet History (there are lists upon lists I could give you on other topics-aNd if you want to hear those, let me know!), in case you, like me, love hearing the early stuff-how politics and global shifts of power effected, and still effects, ballet, and the tides of change that The Ballet has seen over the past 500 years, give or take. Hope you enjoy and happy listening!!!


History of Ballet:

(From Stuff You Missed in History Class):

History of Ballet Episodes:

https://www.missedinhistory.com/podcasts/a-brief-history-of-ballet-pt-1.htm


https://www.missedinhistory.com/podcasts/a-brief-history-of-ballet-pt-2.htm


Marie Taglioni Episode:

https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/how-stuff-works/stuff-you-missed-in-history-class/e/29017745?refid=asif


(From BBC Radio 3-Katie Derham’s Podcast):

Baroque Dance at Versailles and Beyond Episode:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b08vy6j0


(From Player FM & Dr. Melissa Klapper):

A Fantastic Podcast Séries Having to do With All Manner of Ballet History:

https://player.fm/series/pirouettes-from-the-past-2391052


(From BBC Radio:)

History of Dance in Movies:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m0001psq


For a Little Bit of Everything!!!!!

From TuneIn:

https://tunein.com/podcasts/Arts--Culture-Podcasts/Ballet--Dance-Podcast-p988999/

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