Spanish dancers, who were staying in Copenhagen, drew all the inhabitants of that city to the old theatre in Kongens Nytorv (the King snew market, which is no market). The whole town talked about the Spanish national dance, and the newspapers spread the report of their fame throughout the land. I was at that time on a visit to Baron Stampe at Nyso, that home which our immortal Thorwaldsen found, and which, by the works he executed there, has become a remarkable place in Denmark. From Thorwaldsen I got the first verbal account of the Spanish dancers; he was transported and inspired, as I had never before seen him. That is a dance !there are attitudes! there are forms and beauty! said he, and his eyes glistened while he spoke. See !one is in the South when one sees that dance! One forenoon when I entered his atelier, I saw a bass-relief representing a dancing Bacchus and Bacchante completed in clay. The Spanish dancers have given me the idea, said he ;they also can dance thus ;I thought of their charming dance when I did this. I was very desirous of seeing these children of Spain of seeing the charming Dolores Serral. The Copenhagen public has now forgotten her. I went to Copenhagen, and saw a dance that made me forget the painted scenery and the lamp-lights.
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