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Pygmalion ballets


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The story of a statue brought to life by the goddess Aphrodite has inspired a number of ballets, including those by Sallé (London, 1734), J. P. Rameau (an opera-ballet, Paris, 1748), Hilverding (St Petersburg, 1763), Angiolini (Vienna, 1776), Dauberval (London, 1784), Milon (Paris, 1800), Therese Elssler (Berlin, 1835), A. Howard (London, 1946), and V. Gsovsky (London, 1947).

Subjects: Dance.


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