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Book/Printed Material Histoire anecdotique et pittoresque de la danse chez les peuples anciens et modernes Histoire de la danse / Danse et danseurs

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Title

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

Other Title

  • Histoire de la danse
  • Danse et danseurs

Summary

  • Large portions of this manual on the history of dance are borrowed from other sources including Mme Élise Voiart's Essai sur la danse (1823). The author begins with an examination of Greek and Roman dance and continues through the court dances of Louis XII and Catherine de Médicis. The discussion on French theatrical dance includes mention of two well-known ballerinas, Fanny Elssler and Fanny Cerrito. A wide range of Renaissance and Baroque dances is discussed including the gavotte, pavane, sarabande, chaconne, and galliard. This manual is typical of other similar publications in that substantial discussion is given to dance practices in foreign lands including China, Switzerland, England, Ireland, Hungary, and Russia.

Names

  • Fertiault, F. (François), 1814-1915

Created / Published

  • Paris, A. Aubry, 1854.

Headings

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

Notes

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

Medium

  • 128 p. 16 cm.

Call Number/Physical Location

  • GV1601 .F43

Library of Congress Control Number

  • 05035049

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:

Fertiault, F. Histoire Anecdotique Et Pittoresque De La Danse Chez Les Peuples Anciens Et Modernes. Paris, A. Aubry, 1854. Image. https://www.loc.gov/item/05035049/.

APA citation style:

Fertiault, F. (1854) Histoire Anecdotique Et Pittoresque De La Danse Chez Les Peuples Anciens Et Modernes. Paris, A. Aubry. [Image] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/05035049/.

MLA citation style:

Fertiault, F. Histoire Anecdotique Et Pittoresque De La Danse Chez Les Peuples Anciens Et Modernes. Paris, A. Aubry, 1854. Image. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/05035049/>.