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Cesare Negri (c. 1535 – c. 1605) was an Italian dancer and choreographer.

 

Cesare Negri, a portrait from Le Grazie d'Amore.
 
"Ballerini Milanesi del 1580, che danzano la gagliarda, cavati dall' Opera di Cesarae de Negri'', Cagnoni sc., ca. 1775 colorized engraving
 
 
He was nicknamed il Trombone, an ugly or jocular name for someone "who likes to blow his own horn." Born in Milan, he founded a dance academy there in 1554.

He was an active court choreographer for the nobility in Milan. He wrote Le Grazie d'Amore, the first text on ballet theory to expound the principle of the "five basic positions". It was republished in 1604 as Nuove lnventioni di Balli (New Inventions of the Dance).
 
 
 
 
Cesare Negri: Bianco Fiore from Nuove Inventioni di Balli (Milan, 1604) - R. Searles
 
 
 
 
 
 
CESARE NEGRI ( 1535-1604 ) - LE GRATIE D'AMORE - Ensemble La Follia
 
 
LE GRATIE D'AMORE ( 1602 ) Extraits

- Leggiadra Marina
- Bizzaria d'Amore
- Il Torneo Amoroso
- Il Bigarà
- Il Pastor Leggiadro
- Fedeltà d'Amore

Ensemble La Follia

 
 
 
 
 
 
Cesare Negri: Balletto detto lo Spagnoletto
 
ernst stolz viola da gamba & organ
 
 
 
 
 
 
Cesare Negri - La Barriera (Harp)
 
Andrew Lawrence-King~Arpa Doppia
From "Harp Music of the Italian Renaissance / Andrew Lawrence-King-Arpa Doppia"
2004 Hyperion Records Limited
 
 
 
 
 
     
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