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Ballet
Date Issued: 1978-04-26
Postage Value: 13 cents

Commemorative issue
American Dance
Ballet

In ballet, the performers present a story or develop an abstract concept. They use planned movement and accompanying music. The history of ballet is intermingled with that of opera. There is much similarity. Ballet is European in origin, with impact from the Renaissance. Since World War II, this dance form has had its own renaissance, with the establishment of companies supported by government subsidy, philanthropy, and public enthusiasm.

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