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Catherine Bernard

(1663–1712?), French novelist, playwright, and poet. Born in Rouen to a comfortable Huguenot family, she moved to Paris to pursue her literary interests. Bernard wrote four ...

Vestris Family

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The International Encyclopedia of Dance

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2005
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Performing arts, Dance, Music
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...Le Pouvoir de l'Amour ( 1785 ), and Le Coq au Village ( 1787 ). After the French Revolution in 1789 , he returned to England and performed at the King's Theatre, where Noverre was directing the ballet. A man of many love affairs, Auguste married a young Opera dancer, Anne-Catherine Augier ( 1777–1809 ), who had made her debut in 1795 under the name of Mademoiselle Aimée, but marriage did not prevent him from continuing his many amorous liaisons. Among others, he had a notable affair with Marie-Adrienne Chameroy ( 1779–1802 ), a pupil of Gardel, a...

Opéra-ballet and Tragédie Lyrique

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The International Encyclopedia of Dance

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2005
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...l'Amour . Mademoiselle de La Fontaine 's solo dances created a sensation in this production. With her began the remarkable star system that dominated the French stage throughout the eighteenth century and brought forth such dancers as Françoise Prévost , Marie Sallé , Marie-Catherine Guyot , Marie Camargo , Michel Blondy , Claude Ballon , Louis Dupré , and the Dumoulin dynasty. See also entries on the principal figures mentioned herein. Anthony, James R. French Baroque Music from Beaujoyeulx to Rameau . Rev. ed. London, 1978. Anthony, James R. Some...

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The International Encyclopedia of Dance

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...designers in this style include Nadine Baylis and Rouben Ter-Arutunian. Sheer spectacle has become an aesthetic in some ballets. One of the most notable examples is Maurice Béjart 's Ballets du XX e Siècle, Brussels. His designers have included Dali, Bernard Daydé , Joelle Roustand , and Roger Bernard . The style is best described as eclectic, with various productions including projections, circus motifs, Renaissance entry wagons, and psychedelic imagery, as well as some conventional elements. Most important is the location of the performances, which has...

France

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The International Encyclopedia of Dance

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2005
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...though affected by various foreign influences during its evolution, continued to respect the basic principles originally defined by its dance teachers. Italian dancing masters appear to have played an important role in the Valois court of the sixteenth century. Henri II and Catherine de Médicis hired Pompeo Diobono and Virgilio Bracesco to teach their children, and their daughter Marguerite de Valois was the pupil of Paul de Rège , a Frenchman. Traditionally dancing was taught by members of the minstrels’ guilds, who were also violinists. The custom of...

United States of America

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The International Encyclopedia of Dance

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2005
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...role in bringing forth reconstructed early court-dance choreographies to European audiences. The Baroque Dance Ensemble under the direction of Shirley Wynne was the first such American company in Europe at Spoleto, Italy, in the summer of 1979 . Two of her company members, Catherine Turocy and Ann Jacoby , co-founders of the New York Baroque Dance Company, presented the premiere performance in Europe of Jean-Philippe Rameau 's opera Les Bordéades in Aix-en-Provence, France, in the summer of 1982 . As the turn of the twenty-first century approaches,...

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