Les bayadères: valses pour le piano, en deux suite[s?]
NamesMarcailhou, Gatien, 1807-1855 (Composer)
Prints depicting dance
Theatrical dancers, singly or in pairs
Dates / OriginDate Issued: 1847 (Questionable)Place: Mayence, Anvers et BruxellesPublisher: les fils de B. Schott
Library locationsJerome Robbins Dance DivisionShelf locator: *MGZFX Anon Bay 1
GenresPrintsSheet music coversScores
NotesStatement of responsibility: par Gatien Marcailhou.Caption title.No. 2.Numbering: Pl. no. : 9107. 2.Content: Score contains sections titled: Le papillon bleu, Fleur du matin, Le colibri.Acquisition: Gift; Lillian Moore, 1967.Biographical/historical: Bayaderes, or the temple dancers known in their native India as devadasis, held great allure for nineteenth-century Europe. Marie Taglioni, perhaps best known in the title role of La sylphide, danced the bayadere Zoloé in Daniel Auber's opera Le dieu et la bayadère in 1830. The English version of this opera, The maid of Cashmere, also enjoyed great success. A performing group from India, called Les bayadères, appeared in Paris in 1838, eliciting rave reviews from Théophile Gautier for its leading dancer, Amani. At the end of the century, Marius Petipa again returned to the subject for his ballet La bayadère (1877). This lithograph exploits the exotic aura of the bayaderes while costuming them in modest attire, befitting the fact that this type of sheet music was intended for use in the home.
Physical DescriptionChromolithographsExtent: 1 print : chromolithograph ; 34 x 26 cm. + music score (5 p.)
DescriptionSheet music cover illustration portraying two female dancers dressed in a westerner's conception of East Indian costume. Both wear long white skirts, colored bodices with full white sleeves, and colored sashes around their waists. The hair of both women is arranged in long dark plaits. The woman at left, who faces front, holds a tambourine over her head. Her companion is seen in back view, her face in profile as she turns towards the right, holding out her sash.
Type of ResourceStill image
IdentifiersRLIN/OCLC: 825075487Publisher's music plate number: 9107. 2. : les fils de B. SchottNYPL catalog ID (B-number): b19758240Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 47ce7bb0-ada1-0133-28e2-00505686a51c
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