In a ballet no words are spoken from the stage. The dancers must tell the audience the story using only their body movements and gestures, which they execute to the accompaniment of music.
Basic performers' gestures have a lot in common with sign language that is used by deaf or mute people.
- Both hands to the heart for “love“
- Hand cupped by ear for “hear“
- Bowing to show loyalty
- Strong motions with fists to show anger