The first known ballet performance was in honor of the marriage of the Duke of Joyeuse to the Queen of France’s sister. The performance was called “Ballet comique de la Reine” or “The Queen’s Ballet Comedy” and was performed by the nobility of the court.
It was a spectacular event and was attended by King Henry III and his entire court. The ballet lasted for five hours and was a combination of music, dance, and drama. The performance was a significant moment in the history of ballet as it marked the beginning of ballet as an art form.
The ballet was later performed in other European countries and played a crucial role in the development of ballet as a dance form. It is considered the first ballet because it was the first time that music, dance, and drama were combined to tell a story. This performance was staged in 1581.