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Book/Printed Material A discourse on dancing, delivered in the Central Presbyterian Church, Cincinnati

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Title

  • A discourse on dancing, delivered in the Central Presbyterian Church, Cincinnati

Summary

  • This book is typical of mid-nineteenth century antidance works. While many writers noted that the Bible contains numerous references to dance, Rice (1807-1877) points out that, in a biblical context, dance was utilized as a part of worship, performed exclusively by women dancing with each other. (The dangers of contact between the sexes while dancing were a common theme in antidance literature.) The second point, also common in antidance books, centered on the notion that dancing was bad for the health, especially in women.

Names

  • Rice, N. L. (Nathan Lewis), 1807-1877

Created / Published

  • Cincinnati, For sale at the The Presbyterian Book Depository, and W. H. Moore, 1847.

Headings

  • -  Dance--Religious aspects--Christianity
  • -  Antidance Literature

Notes

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

Medium

  • 24 p. 22 cm.

Call Number/Physical Location

  • GV1741 .R5

Library of Congress Control Number

  • 43039942

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:

Rice, N. L. A discourse on dancing, delivered in the Central Presbyterian Church, Cincinnati. Cincinnati, For sale at the The Presbyterian Book Depository, and W. H. Moore, 1847. Image. https://www.loc.gov/item/43039942/.

APA citation style:

Rice, N. L. (1847) A discourse on dancing, delivered in the Central Presbyterian Church, Cincinnati. Cincinnati, For sale at the The Presbyterian Book Depository, and W. H. Moore. [Image] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/43039942/.

MLA citation style:

Rice, N. L. A discourse on dancing, delivered in the Central Presbyterian Church, Cincinnati. Cincinnati, For sale at the The Presbyterian Book Depository, and W. H. Moore, 1847. Image. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/43039942/>.