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The Académie Royale de Danse, founded by letters patent on the
initiative of King Louis XIV of France in March 1661, was the first
dance institution established in the Western world. It was an
association of thirteen dancing experts whose purpose according to the
preamble of the King's letters was “to restore the art of dancing to its
original perfection and to improve it as much as possible”. The group
was intended to codify court and character dances and to certify dance
teachers by examination, but since no archives of the organization have
been found, it has not been possible to evaluate in detail its
activities and accomplishments. The Académie Royale de Musique, founded
in 1669 as the Académie d'Opéra, was a closely related opera and ballet
company, and although the two institutions never merged, members of the
dance academy were also associated with the opera. Along with many other
royal institutions, the dance academy ceased to exist at the time of the
overthrow of the monarchy in 1789, but the opera and ballet company
survived and today is known as the Opéra National de Paris.
Ainsi soient-ils - Sources - Netflix
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Harris-Warrick, Rebecca (1992). “Paris. 2. 1669–1725. (i) The Académie
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Stanley, editor (1992). The New Grove Dictionary of Opera (4 volumes).
London: Macmillan. ISBN 9781561592289. Some of the information on this
page was translated from the corresponding article in the French
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