Louise Fitzjames

(b. 1809)

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French dancing sisters. Louise (b Paris, 10 Dec. 1809) danced at Paris Opera (1832–46)

where her greatest success was as the Abbess in Robert le diable, a role she danced over 230 times. She was reviled by Gautier for her emaciated appearance but also danced Taglioni's role in Le Dieu et la bayadère and appeared in Albert's La Jolie Fille de Gand in 1842. Nathalie (b 1819) danced at Paris Opera (1837–42) where she created the peasant pas de deux in Giselle with Mabillé in 1841. She later toured Italy and America. She also performed as a singer, once appearing as singer, mime, and dancer during a single performance at Versailles in 1842.

Subjects: Dance.

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