Régisseur

Ballet Term Definition

How to say & pronounce Régisseur:

ray-zhee-sur

What does Régisseur translate to?

someone who reteaches steps of a ballet

Régisseur is a classical ballet term that is a title for someone who restages or rehearses a ballet company. Depending on the size of the ballet company, there may not be a specific title of a régisseur with all of the rehearsing or restaging left up to the ballet masters or mistresses.

A régisseur may also be known as a répétiteur.  Either way, it signifies someone who will reteach the steps of a ballet and repeatedly rehearse the dancers of a ballet company.  It should not be confused with a choreographer, who is someone who is actually creating a ballet and the sequence of steps, also known as choreography.


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