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Book/Printed Material A treatise on the use and peculiar advantages of dancing and exercises, considered as a means of refinement and physical development. With general remarks

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Title

  • A treatise on the use and peculiar advantages of dancing and exercises, considered as a means of refinement and physical development. With general remarks

Summary

  • In this book, dancing master Mason attempts to make a case for the advantages of dancing and traces the development of dance from ancient times. As part of his argument, Mason often distinguishes between the dance of civilized and uncivilized peoples. His bias is clear in the following: "Man in a civilized state generally turns the feet outwards, as in an uncivilized state they are invariably turned inwards" (p. 11).

Names

  • Mason, Francis

Created / Published

  • London, Sharp & Hale, 1854.

Headings

  • -  Dance
  • -  Dance--History
  • -  Dance History and Theory

Notes

  • -  Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as facsimile page images.

Medium

  • iv, 46 p. 16 cm.

Call Number/Physical Location

  • GV1599 .M3

Library of Congress Control Number

  • 05035048

Online Format

  • image

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Credit Line: Library of Congress, Music Division.

Video Performers

Performers for the October 1997 Great Hall event: Dancers

Members of The Jonquil Street Foundation, Inc. Ariane Anthony, Thomas Baird, Barbara Barr, Patricia Beaman, Christopher Caines, Charles Garth, James Martin, Maris Wolff. Musicians - members of The Library of Congress Centennial Cotillion Brass Band, Emerson Head and Robert Sheldon, Leaders (Members, Metro Washington D.C. Federation of Musicians Local 161-710, AFM.)

Performers for the Coolidge Auditorium clips: Dancers

Cheryl Stafford and Thomas Baird. Musicians - Boris Gurevitch (piano), Susan Manus (violin).

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Chicago citation style:

Mason, Francis. A treatise on the use and peculiar advantages of dancing and exercises, considered as a means of refinement and physical development. With general remarks. London, Sharp & Hale, 1854. Image. https://www.loc.gov/item/05035048/.

APA citation style:

Mason, F. (1854) A treatise on the use and peculiar advantages of dancing and exercises, considered as a means of refinement and physical development. With general remarks. London, Sharp & Hale. [Image] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/05035048/.

MLA citation style:

Mason, Francis. A treatise on the use and peculiar advantages of dancing and exercises, considered as a means of refinement and physical development. With general remarks. London, Sharp & Hale, 1854. Image. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/05035048/>.