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The Art of Ballet
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Publication Date:2012-05-12
Number of Pages:92 Pages
Book Type:Paperback
Weight:181 gram
Books Dimensions:246 x 189 x 5 mm
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The Art of Ballet

This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1915 Excerpt: ...Ballet in that and the successive generation, as the school of Petrograd seemed like to do to-day. The publication of his Lettres sur la Danse et sur les Ballets, in 1760, dedicated by permission to this same Duke of Wurtemberg and Teck, caused a sensation among dancers in Paris and other capitals, and having produced ballets in Berlin, London (1755), Lyons (1758), and StuttgArt, he was reintroduced to Paris by Vestris (who had been in the habit of visiting StuttgArt every year to dance during his vacations) in 1765, when he achieved a success with his tragic ballet of "Medea." Later he was to visit Vienna, to superintend the fetes on the occasion of the marriage of the Archduchess Caroline (Queen of Naples), produce there a dozen ballets, and become appointed Director of Court fetes and Maitre de Danse to the Empress Maria Theresa and Imperial Family, the Empress heaping favours upon him and granting a lieutenancy to his son. From Vienna he went to the Court of Milan, where he was created Chevalier of the Order of the Cross; then to the Courts of Naples and Lisbon; then to London, and finally again to Paris, in 1775, on the invitation of his old pupil, Marie Antoinette, who made him Maitre des Ballets en Chef at the Imperial Academy of Music, and Director of the fetes at the Petit Trianon; finally retiring at the outbreak of the French Revolution, to London, where it is possible--or, at any rate, in England--some of his descendants may yet be living. A translation of these wonderful Lettres sur la Danse et sur les Ballets was published in London in 1780, and was dedicated to the then Prince of Wales, later George IV. In the preface the anonymous translator says: "The works of Monsieur Noverre, especially the following letters, have been tran...

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