Sacchetto, Rita (1879–1959)

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Sacchetto, Rita (1879–1959)

Italian dancer and choreographer. Born 1879 in Monaco di Baviera; died Jan 18, 1959, in Nervi, Italy.

Trained as dancer in Munich; performed as concert dancer in numerous European cities including Dresden, Vienna, Berlin, Madrid, and Amsterdam; choreographed own repertory of dance works and mime pieces, such as Krinoline; danced with Metropolitan Opera in NY (1909–10), where she interpolated own solos into operas; returned to Europe where she taught classes in Munich; directed and performed in numerous silent films in Italy and Denmark.

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