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date: 08 December 2019

La Fontaine [Lafontaine], Mlle delocked

  • Maureen Needham Costonis

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(b 1655; d 1738). French dancer. She was called ‘la première des premières danseuses’ because she was the highest-ranked of the first ballerinas permitted to appear in public at the Paris Opéra. She danced the leading role in Lully’s Le triomphe de l’Amour at the Opéra (1681...

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