Amplification: The Dance

[aras-image:5Hv.008,,12,368,259,Le Bal Paré]
  1773 A.D. Le Bal Paré, a ceremonial ball which had established itself in the reign of Louis XIV, gaining its name because it was governed by preordained rules and led by a master of ceremonies. But the ceremony became purely secular and the priest is now replaced by the master of ceremonies. The sacred meaning is gone and the ceremony celebrates a worldly hierarchy of power and status