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Book/Printed Material A treatise on the theory and practice of dancing, with an appropriate poem, in two cantos, and plates illustrative of the art

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Title

  • A treatise on the theory and practice of dancing, with an appropriate poem, in two cantos, and plates illustrative of the art

Summary

  • The first section of this manual is devoted to a history of dance with emphasis on Greek and Roman practices. However, much of this section is borrowed liberally from the writings of late eighteenth-century authors, and, while it illuminates the importance of Greek and Roman influence on the arts of the era, modern dance scholars will find many interpretive and factual errors. Book two is a discourse on what Cassidy considers the practical aspects of dance: steps, music, and deportment. There is also discussion on the minuet, reel, and country dances.

Names

  • Cassidy, James P.

Created / Published

  • Dublin, Printed by William Folds, 1810.

Headings

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

Notes

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

Medium

  • 6 p.l., 88 p. front., 3 col. pl. 18 cm.

Call Number/Physical Location

  • GV1590 .C3

Library of Congress Control Number

  • 42051324

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:

Cassidy, James P. A Treatise on the Theory and Practice of Dancing, With an Appropriate Poem, in Two Cantos, and Plates Illustrative of the Art. Dublin, Printed by William Folds, 1810. Image. https://www.loc.gov/item/42051324/.

APA citation style:

Cassidy, J. P. (1810) A Treatise on the Theory and Practice of Dancing, With an Appropriate Poem, in Two Cantos, and Plates Illustrative of the Art. Dublin, Printed by William Folds. [Image] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/42051324/.

MLA citation style:

Cassidy, James P. A Treatise on the Theory and Practice of Dancing, With an Appropriate Poem, in Two Cantos, and Plates Illustrative of the Art. Dublin, Printed by William Folds, 1810. Image. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/42051324/>.