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April 10: Today in Dance

Born Today: Monsieur Albert

Born François-Ferdinand Decombe, Monsieur Albert (1787?-1865), known as simply Albert, danced during a time when male dancers were revered more than female dancers. He joined the Paris Opera in 1808 upon the recommendation of fellow dancer Auguste Vestris (1760–1842) and appeared in Flore et Zéphire (1815) by Charles Didelot (1767–1837), a ballet featuring dancers harnessed to wires in order…

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Dawn Davis Loring

Dawn Davis Loring

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Dance writer and historian, teacher, and advocate. Book Dance Appreciation, published by Human Kinetics. Apple podcast - Today in Dance.