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“This art...will live forever young and immortal, because beauty lies in the domain of the spirit just as material resides in the physical order; it transforms itself but never dies.” ~ Enrico Cecchetti, 1921
The Cecchetti Method of ballet is a style of classical, theatrical dance based on
the teachings of the great Italian ballet master Enrico Cecchetti (1850-
Cecchetti enlarged upon the Italian tradition of teaching, codified by Carlo Blasis,
which maintained the balances and proportions of the human body, poised and in movement.
The Cecchetti science of classroom practice exacted a co-
Enrico CecchettiAlthough Cecchetti's development of the terre à terre style—brilliant
articulations of the legs, with the dancer barely leaving the floor—was notable,
his varied, six-
Cyril Beaumont in London, England published the Cecchetti theories, beginning in 1922. Beaumont was assisted in the transcription of the manuals by Cecchetti protégés, Stanislas Idzikowski, Margaret Craske, and Derra de Moroda. In 1924, the Cecchetti Society was incorporated as a branch of the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing.
The Cecchetti Ballet Method
Capitol School of Dance are members of the Cecchetti Society. More information about the Cecchetti Society can be found at their website: www.cecchetti.co.uk