2 “Baroque” In French the term “baroque” means: “bizarre” It can also be described as fancy, ornate, decorative, flamboyant, and gaudy!
3 ColonizationThe period from during which the Americas were colonized was a period of cultural growth in Europe.In 1607 the first permanent English colony was established in Jamestown, Virginia.
4 Baroque Style Versailles The French King Louis XIV had a lot of power and was a great patron of the artsVersaillesPalace built by Louis XIV (the fourteenth)Louis moved whole court there in 1682 and it housed 20,000 noblesIt was the definition of Baroque in its grandeur and decorationsCourtly life at Versailles became the model for Europe
7 BALLET Ballet became a prominent dance Louis XIV in France developed ballet often dancing the lead roles himself!Jean-Baptiste Lully was a famous instrumental music composer of balletWorked for Louis XIVCreated well-trained orchestra of 24 violins for court balletsWent on to write operaDied from conductingBallet clip
8 DANCEDancing was considered an essential social skill for noble or wealthy people (men)Dance masters were hired in rich European householdsIt was considered important in courtshipLike music, dance was created for both expression of feelings as well as to celebrate events
9 Types of Dances Some forms were “sprightly but contained” Usually arms were “rigid,” but the legs did intricate stepsTypes of dances popular:CourenteMinuetGigueSarabandeGavotteWatch: Minuet and Gavotte
10 Composers Johann Sebastian Bach Born in Germany The greatest of the Baroque composers and one of the greatest composers that ever lived.Worked his entire lifetime as a church organist.A famous organist while living, but not famous composer until 100 years after his death
11 Wrote suites for instruments in dance forms: Johann Sebastian Bach married twice and fathered 20 children. Ten children lived to be adults. Several of his sons became well-known musicians.As he aged and eventually went blind, his wife copied his music manuscripts for him to enable him to continue composing.Wrote suites for instruments in dance forms:Listening: Violin Gavotte and MinuetIn keeping with the flamboyant Baroque style, there are is much ornamentation, or decorations to the melody.Two Other famous composers: Handel, Vivaldi
12 Today’s SocietyNo more colonization, but we are still active in other countriesArchitecture more sleek and simple
13 Dance and Music TodayBallet is still an important art, and it has transformed, as has the music to accompany itDancing is still considered a good skill to have, especially for courting (I.e. dating) and it is paired with more traditional music or pop/rock/hip-hopDance forms still used (Walz,Tango, etc., but different forms than the Baroque era) and music must be appropriate to the styleMany people dance without set steps or put own spin on already invented danceWatch clip
14 Activity-Design your own unique font and create a piece of art with your name-Use an ornamented, Baroque style-Feel free to use color-Grade= 15 points,10= completion5= creativity