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Emilia Bigottini Emilia Bigottini

   Mademoiselle Bigottini ... A favorite of Napoleon, who once paid tribute to her grace and skill by presenting her with a magnificently bound set of the classics of French literature. Emilia Bigottini danced at the Paris Opera for nearly a quarter of a century. Marie Taglioni started her career in Vienna in 1823, the same year of Emilia's retirement.

    Bigottini's dancing was not confined with the chastely modest costume... the Victorian "Sylphide" dress, which Taglioni would make so popular. The first empire liked its dancers to be free, and it liked to see the beautiful lines of the dancers highly trained bodies. Except for its "raised Empire waistline," the abbreviated,

Semitransparent costume worn by Bigottini in Le Carnival de Venise, a ballet produced by her brother in-law, Louis Milon, in 1816, might have been designed in the 1950s instead of a year after the battle of Waterloo.

   Bigottini was reported as never a technical virtuoso but rather noted for her lightness and elegance. Shortly after Noverre's death in 1809, the great dance theorist set the seal of his critical approval on the art of Bigottini.


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France 1784 - 1858 n/a n/a
     

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Ballet n/a n/a
   

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Paris Opera n/a 1816 - Le Carnaval de Venise
    ACADÉMIE ROYALE DE MUSIQUE
    Cendrillon

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n/a n/a 12/1953 - Dance Magazine
   

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