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Adolphe Adam

Overview page. Subjects: Music — Dance.

(b Paris, 1803; d Paris, 1856).

Fr. composer and critic. Wrote 70 operas, mostly opéras‐comiques, of which best‐known are Le Postillon de Longjumeau (1836) and Si j'étais roi...

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Carlotta Grisi

Overview page. Subjects: Dance.

(b Visinada, 1819; d St Jean, Switz., 1899).

It. dancer. Contract at Paris Opéra 1841, creating divertissement in La favorite with Petipa and title‐role in Giselle. London début...

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Jean Coralli

Overview page. Subjects: Dance.

(orig. Giovanni Coralli Peracini; b Paris, 15 Jan. 1779; d Paris, 1 May 1854)

Italian-French dancer and choreographer. Best known as the co-choreographer of Giselle. He studied at...

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Jules Perrot

Overview page. Subjects: Dance.

(Jules Joseph Perrot; born 18 August 1810 in Lyon, died 18 August 1892 in Paramé, Ille-et-Vilaine), French ballet dancer, choreographer, and teacher.

Jules Perrot, whose work...

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Lucien Petipa

Overview page. Subjects: Dance.

(b Marseilles, 22 Dec. 1815; d Versailles, 7 Jul. 1898)

French dancer, choreographer and ballet master. Son of the dancer Jean Antoine Petipa, brother of Marius Petipa. He studied...

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Romantic ballet

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A style of ballet which was extremely popular in Europe during the 1830s and 1840s, and which paralleled the vogue for exotic, escapist fantasy which dominated Romanticism in all the other...

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