Luigi Manzotti

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Luigi Manzotti

Luigi Manzotti (2 February 1835 – 15 March 1905) was an Italian mime dancer and choreographer.[1]

Born in Milan, Manzotti created his first ballet in 1858 and his subsequent productions were performed around the world. Today he is best remembered for his choreography of the ballet Excelsior (1881), music by Romualdo Marenco.

1886 portrait of Luigi Manzotti


  1. ^ Oxford Dictionary of Dance (2004) Oxford University Press