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Shirley S. Wynne
University of California, Santa Cruz (Santa Cruz, CA 95064-1077)

The Performance Practices of Jean Georges Noverre

To continue research into the work of Jean Georges Noverre, one of the great innovators and theoreticians of the 18th-century theatre, who was among the artists in residence at Stuttgart, at the court of the Duke of Wurtemberg, from 1760-1766. PI will study recently discovered manuscripts in preparation for a written work on Noverre's performance practices, and for recreating a live performance from original sources in the manner in which it was done in the Stuttgart period. Noverre's particular genius lay in composing dramatic gesture from observations of everyday life rather than the conventions of the traditional court ballet.

Project fields:
Dance History and Criticism; Theater History and Criticism

Fellowships for University Teachers

Research Programs

Total amounts:
$20,000 (approved)
$20,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
9/1/1977 – 8/31/1978