The Celebrated Polka Dances... No. [2]. Lithograph by Endicott of the dancers Grisi and Perrot. Carlotta GRISI, Jules PERROT.

The Celebrated Polka Dances... No. [2]. Lithograph by Endicott of the dancers Grisi and Perrot

New York: Firth & Hall, 1844. Folio. Image ca. 220 x 215 mm., sheet size 330 x 244 mm.

Slightly worn; minor foxing; circular handstamp of contemporary music seller in red ink to lower margin, slightly trimmed. Cover only.

Harvard Catalogue, Vol. II, p. 159, no. 20. Chaffee: American Music Titles, 57(b).

"The distinguishing feature of Grisi's style as a dancer was a natural spontaneity that the public found irresistible... Her dancing always seemed effortless, but this concealed a very strong technique. Contemporary reviews make it clear that her pointe work was quite exceptionally developed for her time, and she was equal to such hazardous feats as the famous leap in La Péri. Her place in the history of ballet is also characterized by her lifelong friendship with the poet, scenarist, and critic Théophile Gautier, who conceived two of her best-known roles and who wrote several poems that owe their inspiration to her. Above all, she was the muse of the greatest choreographer of the Romantic ballet, Jules Perrot." Ivor Guest in The International Encyclopedia of Dance, Vol. 3, p. 316. Item #29851

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