Luva Adameit

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Luva Adameit was born on 27 September 1895. She had been a dancer, teacher and a choreographer. She was also known as Madame Adameit.

She came to the Philippines 1922. She settled in Manila in 1927 and set up Cosmopolitan Ballet and Dancing School on Pennsylvania Street, San Marcelino, Manila. She was the one who first trained the Philippine ballet teachers and choreographers including Fely Franquelli who made a name abroad as a professional solo artist in the 1930s. the initiation of the balletic stylization of Filipino dances, presenting dances in "Maria Clara" and regional costumes, as in Planting Rice and Cariñosa. Her home for her annual recitals before World War II was the Metropolitan Theater.


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