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Book/Printed Material The code of Terpsichore : the art of dancing, comprising its theory and practice, and a history of its rise and progress, from the earliest times Art of dancing

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Title

  • The code of Terpsichore : the art of dancing, comprising its theory and practice, and a history of its rise and progress, from the earliest times

Other Title

  • Art of dancing

Summary

  • This is one of several books written by Italian dancer, choreographer, and writer Blasis (1803-1878). It covers the history and theory of dance, pantomime, the composition of ballets, and contains a section devoted to social dances entitled "private dancing."

Names

  • Blasis, Carlo, 1803-1878
  • Barton, R., tr

Created / Published

  • [London, E. Bull, 1830]

Headings

  • -  Dance music
  • -  Dance--Handbooks, manuals, etc
  • -  Dance--History
  • -  Piano music
  • -  Dance Instruction and Technical Manuals
  • -  Music for Dance
  • -  Theatrical Dance

Notes

  • -  "Programmes, containing examples of every species of ballets. Composed by C. Blasis": p. 259-484.
  • -  L.C. copy imperfect: t.-p. wanting; title supplied from the Catalogue of the Bibliothèque nationale.
  • -  On spine: Code of Terpsichore. By C. Blasis ... With seventeen plates; illustrating upwards of sixty positions. With original quadrilles and waltzes. Arranged for the piano-forte.
  • -  Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as facsimile page images and full text.

Medium

  • vii p., 22 p. (music), [5]-548 p. 17 pl. 23 cm.

Call Number/Physical Location

  • GV1590 .B57 1830

Library of Congress Control Number

  • 44016304

Online Format

  • image

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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:

Blasis, Carlo, and R Barton. The code of Terpsichore: the art of dancing, comprising its theory and practice, and a history of its rise and progress, from the earliest times. [London, E. Bull, 1830] Image. https://www.loc.gov/item/44016304/.

APA citation style:

Blasis, C. & Barton, R. (1830) The code of Terpsichore: the art of dancing, comprising its theory and practice, and a history of its rise and progress, from the earliest times. [London, E. Bull] [Image] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/44016304/.

MLA citation style:

Blasis, Carlo, and R Barton. The code of Terpsichore: the art of dancing, comprising its theory and practice, and a history of its rise and progress, from the earliest times. [London, E. Bull, 1830] Image. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/44016304/>.