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  • Modern dances,


  • Like other publications of its kind, this antidance treaty defends the dances of the Greeks and Romans as well as dances mentioned in the Bible on the grounds that they were performed by segregated sexes. With customary western bias, Sartori notes that when Christianity "supplanted Paganism, it found many objectionable practices and customs which it had to eradicate. One was dancing." The author objects both to waltzing, which he claims to be a violation of the Sixth Commandment, and the quadrille, which is "a malicious preparation to enjoy the mad rush to a close embrace." The manual was also published in German under the title Die modernen Tänze.


  • Satori, Luigi, 1843-

Created / Published

  • Colleg[e]ville, Ind., St. Joseph's Printing Office, 1910.


  • -  Dance--Religious aspects
  • -  Antidance Literature


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


  • 61, [1] p. incl. port. pl. 20 cm.

Call Number/Physical Location

  • GV1741 .S3

Library of Congress Control Number

  • 10004243

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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Satori, Luigi. Modern Dances. [Collegeville, Ind., St. Joseph's Printing Office, 1910] Image.

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Satori, L. (1910) Modern Dances. [Collegeville, Ind., St. Joseph's Printing Office] [Image] Retrieved from the Library of Congress,

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Satori, Luigi. Modern Dances. [Collegeville, Ind., St. Joseph's Printing Office, 1910] Image. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <>.