a theory or system devised by François Delsarte for improving musical and dramatic expression through the mastery of various bodily attitudes and gestures.
Also called Delsarte system.
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British Dictionary definitions for delsarte system
/ (ˈdɛlsɑːt) /
a method of teaching drama and dancing based on the exercises of Alexandre Delsarte (1811–71), famous teacher at the Paris Conservatoire
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