Dauberval

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Dauberval

Dauberval, about 1790
Born Jean Bercher
August 19, 1742
Montpellier, France
Died February 14, 1802(1802-02-14) (aged 59)
Tours, France
Nationality French
Occupation Dancer
Choreographer
Known for La Fille mal gardée

Jean Bercher (known as Dauberval or D'Auberval; Montpellier, August 19, 1742 - Tours, February 14, 1802) was a French ballet dancer and choreographer. He was a pupil of Jean-Georges Noverre and made his debut at the Paris Opéra on June 12, 1762. He was a superb mime. He choreographed few ballets, but is credited with creating the comedy ballet. His best known work is La Fille mal gardée, which is one of the oldest ballets still performed.

References[change | change source]

  • Beaumont, Cyril W. 1935. The Complete Book of Ballets. Grosset & Dunlap. pp. 1-5.