Check out this interview with Catherine Turocy about her reconstruction of Rameau’s Le Temple de la Gloire 1745

Performed for Francefw-gloire-aaron-sheehan-and-muses_1000’s King Louis XV in 1745 at the Palace of Versailles, Le Temple de la Gloire was revised and remounted in Paris in 1746, then never seen again. The work displeased His Majesty, who did not appreciate Voltaire’s allegorical tutelage on the virtues of benevolence over bloodlust. At long last, Le Temple de la Gloire has returned to the stage, and it has much to tell us about ballet then and now. Catherine Turocy, the artistic director of the New York Baroque Dance Company, is one of the world’s foremost experts on Baroque performing arts.

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