Marie Taglioni

Marie Taglioni

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Marie Taglioni was a famous Italian/Swedish ballerina of the Romantic ballet era, a central figure in the history of European dance. Taglioni was born in Stockholm, Sweden, to the Italian choreographer Filippo Taglioni and the Swedish dancer Sophie Karsten. Taglioni rose to fame as a danseuse when her father created the ballet La Sylphide for her. Designed as a showcase for Taglioni's talent, it was the first ballet where dancing en pointe had an aesthetic rationale and was not merely an acrobatic stunt, often involving ungraceful arm movements and exertions, as had been the approach of dancers in the late 1820s. Marie Taglioni was one of the most celebrated ballerinas of the romantic ballet, which was cultivated primarily at Her Majesty's Theatre in London, and at the Th tre de l'Acad mie Royale de Musique of the Paris Opera Ballet. In 1827 Taglioni left the Ballet of Her Majesty's Theatre to take up a three-year contract in Saint Petersburg with the Imperial Balletshow more

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  • Paperback | 64 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 4mm | 104g
  • Loc Publishing
  • United States
  • English
  • 613572780X
  • 9786135727807