Ballet blanc

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Scene from Les Sylphides

A ballet blanc (literally, white ballet) is a ballet in the romantic style deriving from the 19th century and often considered the pure classical form of ballet.

The term refers to scenes in which the ballerina and the female corps de ballet all wear white. The costume is the traditional mid-calf length white ballet tutu of the romantic tutu style, also known as ballerina skirt.


Giselle was the prototype for the ballet blanc.