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Charrat, Janine (1924–)

Charrat, Janine (1924–)

French ballet dancer and choreographer. Name variations: wrongly seen as Jeanine Charrat. Born July 24, 1924, in Grenoble, France.

As a child dancer, appeared as the character Rose Souris in the film La Mort du Cigne (1937); performed in Soirée de la Danse series (1941–44); danced with Roland Petit's Ballets des Champs-Élysées in Paris and with Nouveau Ballet de Monte Carlo in Serge Lifar's Prière (1946); founded own ballet company, Ballets de France de Janine Charrat (late 1940s), for which she choreographed dances and performed in numerous works including Les Algues (1953), Concerto (1947), and Le Massacre des Amazones (1951); had to retire from stage after her costume caught fire during a tv rehearsal; served as director of Geneva Ballet in Switzerland (1960s), then opened her own dance studio in Paris. Works of choreography include Jeux de Cartes (1944), Theme and Variations (1948), La Nuit (1949), Heracles (1953), Le Jouer de Flute (1956), Les Lieux (1957), Roi David (1960), Pour le Temps Présent (1963), Paris (1964), Up to Date (1968), Firebird (1969) and Hyperprisme (1973).

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