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Born in Copenhagen and trained by his father, French ballet master, August Bournonville (1805–1879) was an iconoic dance master and principal choreography of the Royal Danish Ballet with his incorporation of French Romanticism in his ballet choreography. Known for detailed, quick footwork and delicate arm and torso contrast, Bournonville’s style of dance became known as the Bournonville Method, today considered the unfiltered 19th century technique of the French school of classical dance. Over a century since his death, Bournonville’s influence remains seen on the Danish and greater European stage, imported to theatre classes and stages across the world.

ISBN

978-0-8195-7791-7

Publication Date

1979

Publisher

Wesleyan University Press

City

Middletown

Keywords

NEH, National Endowment of the Humanities, open books, Melon Foundation, open access humanities, August Bournonville, opera, Royal Danish Ballet, ballet, Bournonville School, Bournonville Method, Romanticism, French Romanticism, La Sylphide, autobiography, Bournonville, Open Books, NEH, National Endowment for the Humanities, Open Source, Digital Humanities

Disciplines

Dance | Other Theatre and Performance Studies | Performance Studies | Theatre History

Comments

My Theater Life, by Auguste Bounonville, is licensed under a

Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License

https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/legalcode

Publication of this title is funded by the Humanities Open Book program, a joint initiative of The National Endowment for the Humanities and The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

The image reproduced on page 89, “Napoli,” is reproduced with the permission of the Swedish Museum of Performing Arts, Stockholm

The image reproduced on page 235, “Thorvaldsen’s Arrival in the Copenhagen’s Roadstead,” is reproduced with the permission of

Thorvaldsens Museum, www. thorvaldsensemuseum.dk

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