Les Salvaggis

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Les Salvaggis (fl. 1900) was a company of dancers.

The troupe

The Los Angeles Herald (Volume XXXVI, Number 129, 7 February 1909)[1] refers to an appearance by The Salvaggis, at the Orpheum Theatre, Los Angeles, in 1909 - calling them "the Parisian whirlwinds".

Reporting on their appearance in Seattle, an article in The Town Crier (Vol.9, no.39, Sep. 26, 1914: p.13)[2], calls them a Parisian company of dancers who introduced "a number of terpsichorean effects recently put on in the French metropolis".

Contribution to SA theatre, film, media and/or performance

Also described by D.C. Boonzaier (1923) as "whirlwind dancers from the Tivoli Theatre", they performed a solo act in the Bloemfontein Flood Benefit (a matinee benefit performance for the sufferers in the disastrous flood in Bloemfontein), put on in the Cape Town Opera House on 28 January, 1904, by a company brought together for the purpose by Grant Fallowes.


The Los Angeles Herald (Volume XXXVI, Number 129, 7 February 1909)[3]

The Town Crier (Vol.9, no.39, Sep. 26, 1914: p.13)[4]

D.C. Boonzaier, 1923. "My playgoing days – 30 years in the history of the Cape Town stage", in SA Review, 9 March and 24 August 1923. (Reprinted in Bosman 1980: pp. 374-439.)

F.C.L. Bosman. 1980. Drama en Toneel in Suid-Afrika, Deel II, 1856-1916. Pretoria: J.L. van Schaik: p. 418.

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