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Emerging in the 1920’s, Neoclassical ballet was a response to the excess of romanticism and post-romantic modernism. It adheres to the technique of classical ballet but forgoes the dramaticized production of the Romantic Period. Instead it is the dancers’ movement that becomes the main artistic medium. Neoclassical ballet explores new concepts in story-telling, movement, and music. It is best exemplified by the works of George Balanchine who produced many neoclassical works.

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