Dauberval

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Dauberval
Jean Dauberval -circa 1790.JPG
Dauberval, about 1790
BornJean Bercher
August 19, 1742
Montpellier, France
DiedFebruary 14, 1802(1802-02-14) (aged 59)
Tours, France
NationalityFrench
OccupationDancer
Choreographer
Known forLa 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.