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Louis de Cahusac

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Jean-Georges Noverre (1727—1810) French choreographer and dance theorist

 

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(b Montauban, 1700 (or 6 Apr. 1706); d Paris, 22 Jun. 1759)

French ballet librettist, dance historian, and theorist on dance. He wrote the librettos for many opera ballets at the Académie Royale (the Paris Opera) from 1743 to 1759, collaborating with the composer Rameau on Les Fêtes de Polymnie (1745), Les Fêtes de l'Hymen et de l'Amour (1747), Zaïs (1748), Naïs (1749), Zoroastre (1749), and La Naissance d'Osiris (1754). In 1754 he published his three-volume treatise La Danse ancienne et moderne, ou traité historique sur la danse, in which he made the case for emphasizing dramatic structure and realism. In this he was a precursor of Noverre.

Subjects: Dance.


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