Joseph Hansen (dancer)

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Joseph Hansen (8 March 1842 in Brussels – 27 July 1907 in Paris) was a Belgian dancer and choreographer.

Life[edit]

Ballet director at the Théâtre de la Monnaie in Brussels from 1865 à 1871, he was its ballet master from 1871 to 1875, putting on the first production of Coppélia on 29 November 1871. He held the same role at the Opéra de Paris during the 1875-1876 season. He was in London in 1877-1878, then worked at the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow from 1879 to 1882, where he put on Swan Lake by Petipa and Tchaikovsky (1880) and directed Russia's first production of Coppélia (1882).

Original choreography[edit]

  • Une fête nautique (Brussels, 11 January 1870)
  • Les Belles de nuit (Brussels, 16 March 1870)
  • Les Nations (Brussels, 14 October 1871)
  • Les Fleurs animées (Brussels, 4 March 1873)
  • La Vision d'Harry (Brussels, 25 December 1877)
  • Pierrot macabre (Brussels, 18 March 1886)
  • La Tempête (Paris, 19 June 1889)
  • Le Rêve (Paris, 9 June 1890)
  • Psyché et l'Amour (Versailles, 1 June 1891)
  • La Maladetta (Paris, 24 February 1893)
  • Les Cygnes (Paris, 5 January 1896)
  • L'Étoile (Paris, 31 May 1897)
  • La Légende de l'or (Paris, 24 April 1897)
  • Bacchus (Paris, 26 November 1902)
  • La Ronde des saisons (Paris, 22 December 1905)
Preceded by
Eugène Chapuis
Ballet Director of the Théâtre de la Monnaie
1871-1872
Succeeded by
Lucien Petipa
Preceded by
Lucien Petipa
Ballet Director of the Théâtre de la Monnaie
1873-1875
Succeeded by
Alfred Lamy
Preceded by
Alfred Lamy
Ballet Director of the Théâtre de la Monnaie
1876-1879
Succeeded by
Oscar Poigny
Preceded by
Louis-Alexandre Mérante
Director of the Ballet l'Opéra de Paris
1887-1907
Succeeded by
Léo Staats