Louis Pecourt (1655-1729)

Louis Pecourt danced leading roles in Lully and Beauchamp's ballets. After Beauchamp left the Opera, Pecourt arranged the choreography for a number of ballets and composed dances for Louis XIV. He made his first appearance at the Opera in 1672. He was a very acceptable man and mixed in the best society of the time.

The book Feuillet's Choreographie was published in England in 1728. Three different sources credit three different writers of this book: Beauchamp, Pecourt, and Feuillet himself. I wish I knew who was correct. If any of you can prove the correct source, please let me know.

(First published January 1991)

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