Marie Theresa Subligny (1666-1735)

Marie Theresa Subligny (1666-1735) followed Mlle La Fontaine. She was the ballerina from 1688 to 1707. Subligny paved the way for other female dancers to come. She appeared mostly in opera ballets of Lully and Campra. She was the first professional ballerina to appear in England.

(First published March 1991)

Humankind is the only primate that has a fleshy backside, because a fleshy backside is a cushion for humankind to land on when they try to pirouette. Other primates are too smart to try.