Ballet is a type of performance dance that originated in the Italian Renaissance courts of the 15th century and later developed into a concert dance form in France and Russia.
This gem, courtesy of Southern California’s Helios Dance Theater, features a passionate duet between dancers Princess Mecca Romero and Chris Stanley, busting it out to Sam Smith’s achingly poignant ballad “Stay With Me.”
Check this wonderful performance below. Choreography by Laura Gorenstein Miller. Dancers are Princess Mecca Romero & Chris Stanley
Helios Dance Theater
Contemporary ballet is a form of dance that opens up the doors to for any style to influence a work made utilizing ballet technique. Contemporary Ballet can take on a wide variety of aesthetics, incorporating pedestrian, modern, jazz, or ethnic forms, so long as a the roots of classical ballet are apparent.