Definition of Gaetan Vestris
1. Noun. Italian dancing-master for Louis XVI who was considered the greatest dancer of his day; he was the first to discard the mask in mime (1729-1808).
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Literary usage of Gaetan Vestris
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1. Great Singers by George Titus Ferris (1879)
"He was accustomed to say : " Auguste is a better dancer than I am; he had Gaetan Vestris for a father, an advantage which nature refused me. ..."
2. The Art of Ballet by Mark Edward Perugini (1915)
"In the course of time, she came to know Gaetan Vestris, and with him she studied dancing. She made her debut at the Opera in June, 1761, and delighted the ..."
3. Dancing by Lilly Grove Frazer, Frazer (Lily Grove), Lilly Grove, Percy Macquoid (1895)
"The old man then would demurely say : ' My son Auguste is a better dancer than I am, for he had Gaetan Vestris as a father, an advantage which nature had ..."
4. Family Records and Events: Compiled Principally from the Original by Livingston Rutherfurd (1894)
"... the eccentric Gaetan Vestris, founder of the remarkable Vestris family; his father danced in public considerably more than fifty years. ..."
5. The Musical World (1861)
"... which occurs in the fifth act, was to have been danced by Gaetan Vestris, who represented the fairhaired Phoebus with an enormous black wig, a mask, ..."
6. Great Musical Composers: German, French and Italian by George Titus Ferris (1887)
"Gaetan Vestris, the first of the family, known as the " Dieu de la Danse" and who held that there were only three great men in Europe, Frederick the Great ..."