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  • The  dance, ancient and modern

    The dance, ancient and modern

    Book. print | 32 p. : ill. ; 23 cm. | Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as facsimile page images and full text. (Additional Physical Form). Print (Form). Electronic Resource (Form). Remote (Form).

    • Contributor: A. Moore
    • Original Format: Books
    • Date: 1900

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  • Chorégraphie, ou L'art de décrire la dance par caracteres, figures et signes desmonstratifs, avec lesquels on apprend facilement de soy même toutes sortes de dances.

    Chorégraphie, ou L'art de décrire la dance par caracteres, fi...

    Originally published in 1700, this manual details a dance notation system that indicates the placement of the feet and six basic leg movements: plié, releveé, sauté, cabriole, tombé, and glissé. Changes of body direction and numerous ornamentations of the legs and arms are also part of the system. The system is based on tract drawings that trace the pattern of the dance. Additionaly, bar ...

    • Contributor: Feuillet, Raoul Auger - Chez Le Sr Dezais
    • Original Format: Books
    • Date: 1713

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  • La danse ancienne et moderne, ou Traité historique de la danse.

    La danse ancienne et moderne, ou Traité historique de la danse.

    This three-volume work on dance history describes dance from its origins through the court fêtes of Louis XIV. Volume one stresses the importance of studying the theories of all the arts and covers the dance history of numerous ancient civilizations including Greek, Roman, Turkish, and Egyptian. Volume two describes the renaissance of the arts and the origins of ballet to 1610. Volume three focuses ...

    • Contributor: Cahusac, Louis De - Chez J. Neaulme
    • Original Format: Books
    • Date: 1754

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  • Manuel du cotillon

    Manuel du cotillon

    Book. print | 122 p. illus., col. plates. 18 cm. | Folded broadside mounted on back cover: Polka, mazurke, schotisch et valse. Théories réunies et publiées par Eugéne Clément ... Paris, L'auteur [n.d.] illus. 44 1/2 x 40 cm. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as facsimile page images and full text. (Additional Physical Form). Print (Form). Electronic Resource (Form). Remote ...

    • Contributor: Ouachée
    • Original Format: Books
    • Date: 1890

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  • Quelques mots sur les danses modernes

    Quelques mots sur les danses modernes

    Book. print | 67 p. 16 cm. | Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as facsimile page images and full text. (Additional Physical Form). Print (Form). Electronic Resource (Form). Remote (Form).

    • Contributor: Charles Douniol - Brieux Saint Laurent (Vicomte De) - Brieux Saint Laurent
    • Original Format: Books
    • Date: 1863

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  • La  danse des salons

    La danse des salons

    Book. print | 174 p., [11] leaves of plates : ill. ; 25 cm. | Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as facsimile page images and full text. (Additional Physical Form). Print (Form). Electronic Resource (Form). Remote (Form).

    • Contributor: Chez L'Auteur - Cellarius, Henri
    • Original Format: Books
    • Date: 1849

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  • La  danse Comment on dansait, comment on danse

    La danse Comment on dansait, comment on danse

    Book. print | ix, 418 p. front., illus., plates (part col.) 28 cm. | Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as facsimile page images and full text. (Additional Physical Form). Print (Form). Electronic Resource (Form). Remote (Form).

    • Contributor: Garnier Frères - Charbonnel, Raoul
    • Original Format: Books
    • Date: 1899

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  • Traité de la danse seul guide complet renfermant 200 danses differentes de salons, grands bals, sociétés, théâtre, concert province et etranger; avec 500 dessins et figures explicatives

    Traité de la danse seul guide complet renfermant 200 danses d...

    Book. print | 287, [1] p., 2 l., 98 p. illus., diagrs. 22 cm. | Dance music for piano solo: 98 p. at end. Publisher's plate no.: A.C. 9384. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as facsimile page images and full text. (Additional Physical Form). Print (Form). Electronic Resource (Form). Remote (Form).

    • Contributor: [Imprimerie A. Veutin - Giraudet, Eugène
    • Original Format: Books
    • Date: 187?

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  • Guide complet de la danse Contenant le quadrille, la polka, la polka-mazurka ... avec la musique

    Guide complet de la danse Contenant le quadrille, la polka, l...

    Book. print | 2 p.l., 114 p., 1 l. incl. front. 14 cm. | 2 fold. leaves of music at end. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as facsimile page images and full text. (Additional Physical Form). Print (Form). Electronic Resource (Form). Remote (Form).

    • Contributor: Taride - Gawlikowski, Philippe
    • Original Format: Books
    • Date: 1858

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  • Recueil de dances,

    Recueil de dances,

    With his Chorégraphie, ou L'art de décrire la dance par caractères ... Paris, 1713. Engraved throughout. Full-page diagrams; at head of each diagram, the tune for the dance figure is represented. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as facsimile page images.

    • Contributor: Feuillet, Raoul Auger - L'Auteur
    • Original Format: Books
    • Date: 1709

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  • Nouveau manuel complet de la danse ou, Traité théorique et pratique de cet art depuis les temps les plus reculés jusqu'à nos jours

    Nouveau manuel complet de la danse ou, Traité théorique et pr...

    Book. print | 2 p.l., iv, 111, [1] p. 16 cm. | Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as facsimile page images and full text. (Additional Physical Form). Print (Form). Electronic Resource (Form). Remote (Form).

    • Contributor: Librairie Encyclopédique De Roret - Blasis, Carlo
    • Original Format: Books
    • Date: 1866

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  • [Contredanses; description des figures, plan des figures]

    [Contredanses; description des figures, plan des figures]

    Book. print | 5 v. : ill., music ; 21-22 cm. | LC v. 1 has spine title: Les plaisirs de l'Arquebuse; v. 2 has spine title: Recueil de danses. LC v. 4 not available at time of cataloging. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as facsimile page images. (Additional Physical Form). Print (Form). Electronic Resource (Form). Remote (Form).

    • Original Format: Books - Collection
    • Date: 17??

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  • Histoire anecdotique et pittoresque de la danse chez les peuples anciens et modernes

    Histoire anecdotique et pittoresque de la danse chez les peup...

    Book. print | 128 p. 16 cm. | Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as facsimile page images and full text. (Additional Physical Form). Print (Form). Electronic Resource (Form). Remote (Form).

    • Contributor: A. Aubry - Fertiault, F. (François) - Fertiault, F.
    • Original Format: Books
    • Date: 1854

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  • Traité de la danse contenant la théorie et l'histoire des danses anciennes et modernes. Avec toutes les figures les plus nouvelles du cotillon

    Traité de la danse contenant la théorie et l'histoire des dan...

    Book. print | 1 p.l., 206 p. illus. 16 cm. | Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as facsimile page images and full text. (Additional Physical Form). Print (Form). Electronic Resource (Form). Remote (Form).

    • Contributor: H. Delarue Et Cie - Desrat, G.
    • Original Format: Books
    • Date: 1900

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  • Recüeil de contredances mises en chorégraphie, d'une maniére si aisée, que toutes personnes peuvent facilement les apprendre, sans le secours d'aucun maître et même sans avoir en aucune connoissance de la chorégraphie.

    Recüeil de contredances mises en chorégraphie, d'une maniére ...

    This is the first manual to be published in France that describes English country dances. Called contredanses (also spelled contredance) in France. The manual describes motions for the feet and arms, how the dance corresponds to the music, and rules for performance. Additionally, floor plans and music for ten dances are given. Feuillet also suggests appropriate steps. Performed as a series of figures by ...

    • Contributor: Feuillet, Raoul Auger - L'Auteur
    • Original Format: Books
    • Date: 1706

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  • Traitté contre les danses.

    Traitté contre les danses.

    An early example of an antidance treatise, this manual provides a foundation for arguments that continued to the end of the nineteenth century--that dancing is a sin against God. Much of Boiseul's argument is based on biblical examples (chapters and verses are noted in the margins of each page). While acknowledging that dance is mentioned in the Bible, the author is quick to point ...

    • Contributor: Boiseul, Jean - Les Heritiers De Hierosme Havltin
    • Original Format: Books
    • Date: 1606

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  • La  danse et la gymnastique

    La danse et la gymnastique

    Book. print | 1 p.l., [18] p. 22 cm. | Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as facsimile page images and full text. (Additional Physical Form). Print (Form). Electronic Resource (Form). Remote (Form).

    • Contributor: Akademia Raymond Duncan - Duncan, Raymond
    • Original Format: Books
    • Date: 1914

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  • Orchesography; or, The art of dancing by characters and demonstrative figures. Wherein the whole art is explain'd; with compleat tables of all steps us'd in dancing, and rules for the motions of the arms, &c. Whereby any person (who understands dancing) may of himself learn all manner of dances.

    Orchesography; or, The art of dancing by characters and demon...

    Originally published in Paris by Raoul-Auger Feuillet under the title Chorégraphie ... (1700), this translation by English dancing master and theoretician John Weaver is dedicated to famed choreographer, Mr. Issac. The manual details a dance notation system that indicates placement of the feet and basic leg movements. Changes of body direction and numerous ornamentations of the legs and arms are also part of the ...

    • Contributor: Feuillet, Raoul Auger - Printed For, & Sold by Ino. Walsh
    • Original Format: Books
    • Date: 1715

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  • For the furthur improvement of dancing, A treatis of chorography or ye art of dancing country dances after a new character : in which the figures, steps & manner of performing are describ'd, & ye rules demonstrated in an easie method adapted to the meanest capacity /

    For the furthur improvement of dancing, A treatis of chorogra...

    This is a translation of Raoul-Auger Feuillet's treatise Recueil de contredances mises ... (Paris, 1706), by English dance, dancing master, and writer John Essex. Through the use of diagrams, the manual gives descriptions of floor patterns and motions for the feet and arms, indicates how the dance corresponds to the music, and provides rules for performance of English country dances, known in France as ...

    • Contributor: Feuillet, Raoul Auger - Sold by I. Walsh & P. Randall ... I. Hare ... I. Culen ... & by Ye Author
    • Original Format: Books
    • Date: 1710

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  • The  drawing-room dances

    The drawing-room dances

    Book. print | xii, iv, [5]-149 p. viii pl. (incl. front.) 18 cm. | Illustration on t.-p. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as facsimile page images and full text. (Additional Physical Form). Print (Form). Electronic Resource (Form). Remote (Form).

    • Contributor: E. Churton - Cellarius, Henri
    • Original Format: Books
    • Date: 1847

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