Tag Archives: French Revolution

Le train-train

Jean-Georges Noverre was born on April 29, 1727. As he is considered to be the inventor of modern ballet, his birthday is celebrated as International Dance Day. His father was a Swiss soldier and his parents intended Noverre to follow … Continue reading

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Ici, enfin, je repose

One of my favorite painters, Élisabeth-Louise Vigée Le Brun, was born today, April 16 in 1755. She was born a stone’s throw from the Louvre in the Palais Royale. Her father was a portrait artist in pastels. He taught Élisabeth … Continue reading

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Pas d’histoires !

A friend just pointed me in the direction of the most marvelous resource. Follow the links here to “historyteachers” at YouTube. These creative teachers have put together 50 fine quality videos in which they use contemporary music re-written to showcase various … Continue reading

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