Slipping inside the body and into the psyche of an 18th-century dancer requires not only scholarship but finely honed intuition. Even those who can read the notation system published by Raoul Feuillet in 1700 and have studied the verbal descriptions and illustrations in dance manuals as well as the manners of the period must be aware that a dancer like, say, a long-ago Paris Opera star like Marie Sallé might taken aback by a 21st-century recreation of... More >>>