See also:Spanish descent, was
See also:born in Brussels on the 15th of
See also:April 1710 . Her
See also:Joseph de Cupis, earned a scanty living as violinist and dancing-
See also:master, and from childhood she was trained for the stage . At ten years of age she was given lessons by Mlle Francoise
See also:Prevost (168o-1741), then the first dancer at the
See also:Opera, and at once obtained an engagement as premiere danseuse, first at Brussels and then at
See also:Rouen . Under her grandmother's
See also:family name of Camargo she made her Paris debut in 1726, and at once became the rage . Every new fashion
See also:bore her name; her manner of doing her hair was copied by all at
See also:court; her shoemaker—she had a tiny foot—made his
See also:fortune . She had many titled adorers whom she nearly ruined by her extravagances, among others
See also:Louis de Bourbon, comte de Clermont . At his wish she retired from the stage from 1736 to 1741 . In her
See also:time she appeared in seventy-eight ballets or operas, always to the delight of the public . She was the first
See also:ballet-dancer to shorten the skirt to what afterwards became the regulation length . There is a charming portrait of her by Nicolas
See also:Lancret in the
See also:Wallace collection,
See also:London .
CAMALDULIANS, or CAMALDOLESE
CAMARGUE (Insula Camaria)
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