History of dance
Divine Dance (1908). Pierre Vidal (French, 1849-1913). A pupil of A. Cadart, Vidal first exhibited at the Salon de Paris in 1874. He was one of the premier chroniclers of Paris in the Belle Epoque. Vidal illustrated texts by writers such as Balzac, Maupassat, Louys, Flaubert and Daudet, either with drawings or original etchings.
Costumes for the Ballet royal de la nuit (Royal Ballet of the Night), around 1650, Department of Prints and Photographs, Hennin Collection nos. 3674 The costumes contributed to the dazzling entertainment of Le Ballet royal de la nuit, as did scenery changes and the ballet's diverse characters. The ballet ends with the appearance of Aurore, who yields her place to the rising Sun, Apollo, played the first time by the young king Louis XIV. During his lifetime, Louis performed a wide range of role