Who was Sissonne?
Posted 03 April 2004 - 12:27 AM
I just found out that the movement Sissonne was named after it's creator (and not scissors )...
But who was Sissonne? Was he/she a dancer? a choreographer?
Can you help me?
Posted 03 April 2004 - 04:03 AM
The individual for whom the step is named was a contemporary of Louis XIV, and was the Comte de Sissonne, back in the day when ballet de cour was just the thing, and nobles were the dancers. Apparently this Comte de Sissonne could do these jumps from two feet to one very well and the name stuck to them. Estelle, do you have your references handy for correction or more detail?
Posted 04 April 2004 - 02:53 AM
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