Updated Schedule

Amna Haq

Bonjour all, here is my updated schedule:

December 23- 29 – began reading Susan Au’s Balletand Modern Dance (read the first chapter which was the only relevant source for my paper) and watched the Kirov production of Swan Lake for the research paper and presentation. Had a prepared outline for the paper completed.

December 30- January 5- Arrived in Paris, France on January 1st. Visited and toured the Ballet de l’Opéra’s Palais Garnier to learn about the history of ballet in Paris. Continued to work on research paper and presentation. Completed Introduction portion of the paper

January 6th –12- Classes began January 7th. Will visit the other historical and influential ballet landmarks such as the Théâtre du Châtelet and the Opera Bastille. Continue to work on research paper and presentation. Completed the first paragraph of the paper, regarding the ballet de cour of France during and after the Renaissance period.

January 13- 19- Continue working on research paper and presentation and continue to tour ballet schools and institutions. Hope to complete research and portion of paper regarding Louis XIV’s influence upon ballet and the origins of classical ballet.

January 20-26- Classes end January 25th. Will hopefully attend Palais Garnier to see a performance of Preljocaj Ballet (a contemporary repertoire of ballet choreography). Conclude tasks for research project, such as research paper and video presentation.

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