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World Wide Art 2

Continues from World Wide Art 1
Italy : Ballet
Is ballet a traditional art? Not now maybe, but yes, it was. It all started in Italy in the 15th century. The earliest introduction to ballet was luxurious entertainments given in the courts of Renaissance Italy. The Italian court ballets were further developed in France. Le Ballet Comique de la Raine (The Queen's Ballet Comedy), the first ballet of which a complete score survived, was performed in Paris in 1581. Now ballet classes are everywhere, you cna join one of the following courses.

Japan : Taiko
Japanese Taiko drums have been developed into a wide range of percussion instruments that are used in both Japanese folk and classical musical traditions.
Taiko was introduced to Japan through Korea by way of China, with the introduction of Buddhism from India, some time before 600 A.D. in the Nara period of Japan's history. Although an exact date cann not be pinpointed, scrolls and temple records show its usage for ceremonies. Nowadays, not only Japanese know how to play Taiko. More and more people learn to play it, regardless of nationality.