Delsarte system


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Delsarte system

(ˈdɛlsɑːt)
n
(Dancing) a method of teaching drama and dancing based on the exercises of Alexandre Delsarte (1811–71), famous teacher at the Paris Conservatoire
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The last chapter on 'Genial' John McCullough and the way this heir-apparent to Forrest took up the Delsarte system's directive of emotional restraint in the 1870s, in fact, gestures to the tangle of theoretical issues surrounding nineteenth-century masculinity that performance itself opens.
This contact resulted in Genevieve's Stebbins' written account of Delsarte's work Delsarte System of Expression (1889); Stebbins, in turn, imparted his principles to her disciple Isadora Duncan.