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  • 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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  • A treatise on the art of dancing.

    Originally published in 1762 and reissued in 1765, this work borrows heavily from previously published materials, including the works of Locke, Goldini, and especially John Weaver's 1712 An Essay towards a history of dancing. Gallini (1728-1805) presents a history of dance, arguments for learning the art of dance, and a discourse on the minuet. Especialy interesting are Gallini's comments on European and non-European dance, ...

    • Contributor: Gallini, Giovanni Andrea - Printed for the Author and Sold by R. Dodsley [Etc.]
    • Original Format: Books
    • Date: 1772

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  • Trattato del ballo nobile,

    Part one of this text consists of thirty-four chapters devoted to instructions for steps required in Italian Baroque dance including pirola (pirouette), sfuggito (echappé), passo unite (assemblé), and cadente (tombé). Each step is fully described and notated in Feuillet notation, the dance notation system first published by French choreographer Raoul-Auger Feuillet in 1700. The second part of the manual contains six chapters devoted to ...

    • Contributor: Dufort, Giovanni Battista - Nella Stamperia DI F. Mosca
    • Original Format: Books
    • Date: 1728

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