What is the difference between classical ballet and contemporary ballet?
The most significant difference between contemporary and classical ballet, is the basic way the body moves. Classical is very structured with emphysis on lifting up, poise and dramatic storytelling through fictional fables. Contemporary developed as a breakaway from the rigidity of classical, the concept being free and more earth bound. Today though there are several forms of contemporary that are quite structured. Generally though no specific story line is demonstrated, more of ideas and outlines as a guide to the inspriation of the movement.