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Book/Printed Material La danse ancienne et moderne, ou Traité historique de la danse Traité historique de la danse

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Title

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

Other Title

  • Traité historique de la danse

Summary

  • 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 on dance in the court of Henri IV and the establishment of French opera. Cahusac borrows heavily from other writers, especially Philippe Quinault. Although by twentieth-century scholastic standards, Cahusac's interpretations may be problematic, the work formed the foundation for much of the writing on dance history until the twentieth century.

Names

  • Cahusac, Louis de, 1706-1759

Created / Published

  • A La Haye [i.e. Paris] : Chez J. Neaulme, 1754.

Headings

  • -  Dance--History--Early works to 1800
  • -  Dance History and Theory
  • -  Theatrical Dance

Notes

  • -  Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as facsimile page images and full text.
  • -  LAC tnb 2019-07-03 no edits (1 card)

Medium

  • 3 v. ; 14 cm.

Call Number/Physical Location

  • GV1600 .C2
  • Microfilm Music 5000 Item C-003, Reel 43 Microfilm. Washington, D.C. : Library of Congress, [1982]. 1 microfilm reel ; 35 mm. On reel with other titles.

Library of Congress Control Number

  • 08012053

Online Format

  • image

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The accompanying videos were produced by the Library of Congress. Note Video Performers for additional credits for video performers.

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:

Cahusac, Louis De. La danse ancienne et moderne, ou Traité historique de la danse. [A La Haye i.e. Paris: Chez J. Neaulme, 1754] Image. https://www.loc.gov/item/08012053/.

APA citation style:

Cahusac, L. D. (1754) La danse ancienne et moderne, ou Traité historique de la danse. [A La Haye i.e. Paris: Chez J. Neaulme] [Image] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/08012053/.

MLA citation style:

Cahusac, Louis De. La danse ancienne et moderne, ou Traité historique de la danse. [A La Haye i.e. Paris: Chez J. Neaulme, 1754] Image. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/08012053/>.