Vestris, Gaetano Appolino Baltazar

DANCER (ITALY)
BORN 8 Apr 1729, Firenze - DIED 23 Sep 1808, Paris
GRAVE LOCATION Paris: Montmartre Cimetière, 20 Avenue Rachel (division 05)

Gaetano Vestris studied dance at the Royal Academy in Paris under Luis Dupré. He joined the opera of Paris where he was dancing master to Louis CVI. He didn't use a mask and used his face in mime instead. He was called 'Le dieu de la dance' and in 1765 together with J.G. Noverre he created the ballet "Medée".

He married the dancer Anna Heinel (1753-1808) from Germany and some of their children became dancers, but his most famous child was his son by his mistress Marie Allard: Auguste Vestris would become the leading dancer of his time.

Family
• Son: Vestris, Auguste Marie Jean Augustin

Related persons
• is brother/sister of Vestris, Theresa

Sources
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ga%C3%A9tan_Vestris
Point de Vue (Images du Monde), Point de Vue, Créteil

Images

The grave of Auguste, Gaetano and Theresa Vestris at the Cimetière Montmartre, Paris.
Picture by Androom (20 Feb 2016)

 


Vestris, Theresa

Published: 5 Feb 2017
Last update: 5 Feb 2017