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Title
Mlle. Louise Pierson, rôle de Cora dans Jocko
Names
Lith. de Feillet (Lithographer)
Collection

Prints depicting dance

Theatrical dancers, singly or in pairs

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1825
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZFX Vic Pie 1
Topics
Pierson, Louise
Jocko, the Brazilian ape (Choreographic work)
Genres
Prints
Notes
Statement of responsibility: Victor.
Content: Signed on stone.
Content: The artist's full name has not been identified.
Statement of responsibility: Lith. de Feillet.
Content: Caption title.
Content: Caption: Cachons nous-- sur ce tamarinier-- il ne me verra pas, et je continuerai ma chasse quand il sera ventré.
Funding: Purchased with funds from the Committee for the Jerome Robbins Dance Division.
Acquisition: Purchase; C. Mas, Paris, 1992.
Biographical/historical: Jocko, ou le singe de Brésil was a drama, or rather a "grand spectacle" mixed with music, dance, and pantomime, first performed at the Théâtre du Porte-Saint-Martin in Paris on March 16, 1825. Based on Charles de Pougens's novel Jocko (1824), it was written by Jules Joseph Gabriel du Lurieu (credited simply as M. Gabriel) and Claude Louis Marie de Rochefort-Luçay (credited as Edmond Rochefort). Its choreography was by Frédéric-August Blache, with music by Alexandre Piccinni and decor by Pierre-Charles-Luc Cicéri. The title role was played by Charles-François Mazurier, and Louise Pierson played the role of Cora, a young Brazilian slave belonging to the Portuguese trader Fernandez. In this production, Jocko was a capuchin monkey who rescues Fernandez's young son from a shipwreck. The theme of the heroic primate (which has been seen as a precursor of Edgar Rice Burroughs' tales of Tarzan and the apes) was much imitated, with versions by Jules Perrot (Sapajou, 1825), Filippo Taglioni (Danina, 1826), Jean Petipa (Jocko, 1826), and others. The character of Jocko became an ape rather than a monkey; while both are primates, monkeys are quadrupeds with tails, which are absent in apes, and cannot swing from trees as apes do.
Physical Description
Lithographs
Extent: 1 print : lithograph, black and white ; 28 x 23 cm., on mount 33 x 24 cm.
Description
Portrayal of the French ballerina Louise Pierson in costume for the theatre work Jocko, ou le singe de Brésil (Jocko, or the monkey of Brazil). She wears a European version of Native American dress, trimmed with what appears to be fur and/or feathers. She carries a bow, with a quiver of arrows at her back, and a woven pouch is slung from her shoulder. Standing in a landscape with a banyan tree in the background, she addresses an unseen companion as she points towards the right of the picture.
Type of Resource
Still image
Languages
French
Identifiers
RLIN/OCLC: 825066720
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b19758158
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 582e5030-0105-0135-83b8-578c5c32de4e
Rights Statement
The New York Public Library believes that this item is in the public domain under the laws of the United States, but did not make a determination as to its copyright status under the copyright laws of other countries. This item may not be in the public domain under the laws of other countries. Though not required, if you want to credit us as the source, please use the following statement, "From The New York Public Library," and provide a link back to the item on our Digital Collections site. Doing so helps us track how our collection is used and helps justify freely releasing even more content in the future.

Item timeline of events

  • 1825: Issued
  • 2020: Digitized
  • 2020: Found by you!
  • 2021

MLA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Mlle. Louise Pierson, rôle de Cora dans Jocko" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1825. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/21b63710-029f-0135-65f1-0d956f05991e

Chicago/Turabian Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Mlle. Louise Pierson, rôle de Cora dans Jocko" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed October 29, 2020. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/21b63710-029f-0135-65f1-0d956f05991e

APA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. (1825). Mlle. Louise Pierson, rôle de Cora dans Jocko Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/21b63710-029f-0135-65f1-0d956f05991e

Wikipedia Citation

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Mlle. Louise Pierson, rôle de Cora dans Jocko