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Book/Printed Material Grammar of the art of dancing, theoretical and practical; lessons in the arts of dancing and dance writing (choregraphy) with drawings, musical examples, choregraphic symbols, and special music scores, translated from the German of Friedrich Albert Zorn... edited by Alfonso Josephs Sheafe

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Title

  • Grammar of the art of dancing, theoretical and practical; lessons in the arts of dancing and dance writing (choregraphy) with drawings, musical examples, choregraphic symbols, and special music scores, translated from the German of Friedrich Albert Zorn... edited by Alfonso Josephs Sheafe

Summary

  • The first edition of Zorn's book was published in Leipzig in 1887 under the title Grammatik der Tanzkunst; later it was translated into English and Russian. Through text and Zorn's innovative dance notation system, the manual covers positions of the feet, preparatory exercises, arm movements, and step terminology of mid-nineteenth-century ballet. Several quadrille figures are notated as well as the minuet, gavotte, and numerous waltz, polka, and galop steps. A volume of music that includes over one hundred melodies to accompany the steps, exercise, and dances accompanies this edition.

Names

  • Zorn, Friedrich Albert
  • Coates, Benjamin P., tr
  • Sheafe, Alfonso Josephs, ed

Created / Published

  • Boston, Mass. [The Heintzemann Press] 1905.

Headings

  • -  Ballet--Handbooks, manuals, etc
  • -  Ballroom dancing--Handbooks, manuals, etc
  • -  Dance music
  • -  Dance notation
  • -  Dance Instruction and Technical Manuals
  • -  Music for Dance
  • -  Theatrical Dance

Notes

  • -  Supplemented by: "Musical score of the Grammar of the art of dancing, by Friedrich Albert Zorn, edited by Alfonso Josephs Sheafe ..." (1 p.l., 37 p. 21x28 cm.) published: Boston, Mass., 1905. Call number: GV1751.Z9 score.
  • -  Translated by Benjamin P. Coates.
  • -  Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as facsimile page images.

Medium

  • xviii p., 1 l., 3-302 p. front. (port.) illus. (incl. music) 28 cm.

Call Number/Physical Location

  • GV1751 .Z9

Library of Congress Control Number

  • 05039056

Online Format

  • image

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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:

Zorn, Friedrich Albert, and Benjamin P Coates. Grammar of the art of dancing, theoretical and practical; lessons in the arts of dancing and dance writing choregraphy with drawings, musical examples, choregraphic symbols, and special music scores, translated from the German of Friedrich Albert Zorn... edited by Alfonso Josephs Sheafe. editeds by Sheafe, Alfonso Josephs [Boston, Mass. The Heintzemann Press, 1905] Image. https://www.loc.gov/item/05039056/.

APA citation style:

Zorn, F. A. & Coates, B. P., Sheafe, A. J., ed. (1905) Grammar of the art of dancing, theoretical and practical; lessons in the arts of dancing and dance writing choregraphy with drawings, musical examples, choregraphic symbols, and special music scores, translated from the German of Friedrich Albert Zorn... edited by Alfonso Josephs Sheafe. [Boston, Mass. The Heintzemann Press] [Image] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/05039056/.

MLA citation style:

Zorn, Friedrich Albert, and Benjamin P Coates. Grammar of the art of dancing, theoretical and practical; lessons in the arts of dancing and dance writing choregraphy with drawings, musical examples, choregraphic symbols, and special music scores, translated from the German of Friedrich Albert Zorn... edited by Alfonso Josephs Sheafe. ed by Sheafe, Alfonso Josephs [Boston, Mass. The Heintzemann Press, 1905] Image. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/05039056/>.