A Diamond Jubilee: James Harvey D’Egville 60 years on and off the Stage

James Harvey D’Egville was a dancer, choreographer and man of the theatre whose sixty-year career from around 1776 to at least 1836 spans both the Vestrismania of 1782 and the early triumphs of Taglioni and the (so called) Romantic Ballet.  This paper attempts to place him within the history of dance in London and within the sometimes troubled times in which he lived and gives an insight into how dances were transmitted from one generation to another and how key personnel, such as D’Egville, received , carried and passed on the precepts of his masters Dauberval and Noverre.

Keith Cavers
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Living, dancing, travelling, dying... 2013