Our ballet students are probably blissfully unaware of the 18th/19th century interest in 'savage', or primitive cultures. So too, in all probability, are our music students of this cultural trend to highlight the exotic - not to mention the underlying reasons for the interest. (Mind you, I have been known to mention these ideas to Scottish music students, who need to know some of the impulses behind European interest in our own Highland music. But that's another culture, a different issue, and not really part of the present posting.)
Bibliolore briefly and bravely introduces the concept of Sauvagerie in today's blogpost about Rameau's Les Indes galantes ballet, which you can read here.