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Charles Didelot

Ballet choreographer from France

Charles-Louis Didelot (27 March 1767, Stockholm - 7 November 1837, Kiev) was a French dancer and choreographer. The son of Charles Didelot, the dance mastor of the King of Sweden, he studied dance with his father, who was an instructor in dance at the Swedish Opera, and debuted as dancer in the theatre of Bollhuset in Stockholm 1786. He then studied in Paris with Jean Dauberval. And followed his study with Jean-Georges Noverre, under whose lead he debuted in London in 1788. He arrived in Saint Petersburg in 1801 at the invitation of the director of the Imperial Theatres and he made his debut as the first dancer. His career ended in 1806, following an accident to his leg and to the death of his wife, Rose, a brilliant ballerina. From then on, Didelot taught dance, having an important influence over the development of ballet. He received great acclaim for his choreography in Flore and Zephyre in 1796. This production featured dancers on wires (flying machines) in order to create the illusion of weightlessness. Category:Ballets by Charles Didelot  ( Wikipedia article )

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Personal facts

Date of birth
1767-03-27
Place of birth
Stockholm
Nationality
France

Death

Date of death
1837-11-07
Place of death
Kiev

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