Masters And Choreographers
Kayla Williams & Myia Person
Balthazar de Beaujoyeulx
(1535-1587) Beaujoyeulx was an Italian musician and choreographer. He influenced dance at the French court during the 16th century . He also diminished the importance of social dances and instead created lavish royal spectacles that were used to assert the power and wealth of the King. Beaujoyeulx is best known for his five-hour spectacle Le Ballet Comique de la Reine Louise .It was an expensive court entertainment in honor of the marriage of the Duc de Joyeuse to the Queen's sister in 1581.
Representation of a Ballet before Henri III and his Court in the Gallery of the Louvre. Facimile of an Engraving on Copper of the “Ballet de la Royne” by Balthazar de Beaujoyeulx