Book/Printed Material Le maître à danser. Qui enseigne la maniere de faire tous les differens pas de danse dans toute la régularité de l'art, & de conduire les bras à chaque pas ...

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Title
Le maître à danser. Qui enseigne la maniere de faire tous les differens pas de danse dans toute la régularité de l'art, & de conduire les bras à chaque pas ...
Contributor Names
Rameau, Pierre.
Created / Published
Rollin fils, A Paris, 1748, monographic.
Subject Headings
-  Dance--Handbooks, manuals, etc.--Early works to 1800
-  Dance Instruction and Technical Manuals
Genre
book
Notes
-  Par le Sieur Rameau ... (statement of responsibility)
-  Plates signed: P. Rameau, invenit et fecìt.
-  Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as facsimile page images. (additional physical form)
Medium
xxiv, 271, [1] p. : front., plates, diagrs. ; 20 cm.
Form
print
electronic resource
remote
Extent
xxiv, 271, [1] p. front., plates, diagrs. 20 cm.
Call Number/Physical Location
GV1590 .R3
Microfilm Music 5000 Item R-014a, Reel 166 Microfilm. Washington, D.C. : Library of Congress, [1985]. 1 microfilm reel ; 35 mm. On reel with other titles.
Repository
Music Division
Library of Congress Control Number
10019566
Language
French
Online Format
image
Description
Originally published in 1725 and reissued in 1734 and 1748 by French dancing master and writer Pierre Rameau (1674-1748), this is one of the most important sources for the study and reconstruction of eighteenth-century dance technique. Part one of the text (with accompanying full-page plates) carefully describes the appropriate manner of walking, feet positions, bows, and a large vocabulary of steps. Part two covers use of the arms while dancing. The manual was translated into English in 1728 by dancer and dancing master, John Essex.
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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.)

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Rameau, Pierre. Le maître à danser. Qui enseigne la maniere de faire tous les differens pas de danse dans toute la régularité de l'art, & de conduire les bras à chaque pas. Rollin fils, A Paris, monographic, 1748. Image. https://www.loc.gov/item/10019566/.

APA citation style:

Rameau, P. (1748) Le maître à danser. Qui enseigne la maniere de faire tous les differens pas de danse dans toute la régularité de l'art, & de conduire les bras à chaque pas. Rollin fils, A Paris, monographic. [Image] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/10019566/.

MLA citation style:

Rameau, Pierre. Le maître à danser. Qui enseigne la maniere de faire tous les differens pas de danse dans toute la régularité de l'art, & de conduire les bras à chaque pas. Rollin fils, A Paris, monographic, 1748. Image. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/10019566/>.

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