Book/Printed Material For the furthur improvement of dancing : a treatis of chorography or ye art of dancing country dances after a new character, in which the figures, steps & manner of performing are describ'd, & ye rules demonstrated in an easie method adapted to the meanest capacity. Translated from the French of Monsr. Feuillet, and improv'd wth. many additions, all fairly engrav'd on copper plates, and a new collection of country dances describ'd in ye same character by Iohn Essex, dancing master. Treatis of chorography / Art of dancing country dances after a new character

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For the furthur improvement of dancing : a treatis of chorography or ye art of dancing country dances after a new character, in which the figures, steps & manner of performing are describ'd, & ye rules demonstrated in an easie method adapted to the meanest capacity. Translated from the French of Monsr. Feuillet, and improv'd wth. many additions, all fairly engrav'd on copper plates, and a new collection of country dances describ'd in ye same character by Iohn Essex, dancing master.
Other Title
Treatis of chorography
Art of dancing country dances after a new character
Contributor Names
Feuillet, Raoul-Auger -- 1659 or 60-1710
Created / Published
London : Sold by I. Walsh & P. Randall ... I. Hare ... I. Culen ... & by ye author ..., 1710.
Subject Headings
-  Country dancing--Handbooks, manuals, etc.--Early works to 1800
-  Country-dances (Music)--17th century
-  Dance notation
-  Dance Instruction and Technical Manuals
-  Notation for Dance
-  Music for Dance
Notes
-  Engraved throughout.
-  Translation of: Recueil de contredances mises en chorégraphie.
-  Dances written in notation: p. 25-88. Those by John Essex are listed in: Forrester, F.S. Ballet in England, 554.
-  ESTC T133600
-  Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as facsimile page images.
Medium
[4], 88 p. : ill., music ; 15 cm.
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print
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Extent
[4], 88 p. : diagrams, music ; 15 cm. (8vo)
Call Number/Physical Location
GV1763 .F413 1710
Microfilm Music 5000 Item F-023, Reel 64 Microfilm. Washington, D.C. : Library of Congress, [1982]. 1 microfilm reel ; 35 mm. On reel with other titles.
Digital Id
http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.music/musdi.069
http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.music/muspre1800.100095
Library of Congress Control Number
81480220
Language
English
French
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Description
This is a translation of Raoul-Auger Feuillet's treatise Recueil de contredances mises ... (Paris, 1706), by English dance, dancing master, and writer John Essex. Through the use of diagrams, the manual gives descriptions of floor patterns and motions for the feet and arms, indicates how the dance corresponds to the music, and provides rules for performance of English country dances, known in France as the contredanse (also spelled contredance). Diagrams and music for ten dances are given. Performed as a series of figures by a column of men facing a column of women, the English country dance was one of the most popular ballroom dances during the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries.
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Feuillet, Raoul-Auger. For the furthur improvement of dancing: a treatis of chorography or ye art of dancing country dances after a new character, in which the figures, steps & manner of performing are describ'd, & ye rules demonstrated in an easie method adapted to the meanest capacity. Translated from the French of Monsr. Feuillet, and improv'd wth. many additions, all fairly engrav'd on copper plates, and a new collection of country dances describ'd in ye same character by Iohn Essex, dancing master. London: Sold by I. Walsh & P. Randall ... I. Hare ... I. Culen ... & by ye author, 1710. Image. https://www.loc.gov/item/81480220/.

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Feuillet, R. (1710) For the furthur improvement of dancing: a treatis of chorography or ye art of dancing country dances after a new character, in which the figures, steps & manner of performing are describ'd, & ye rules demonstrated in an easie method adapted to the meanest capacity. Translated from the French of Monsr. Feuillet, and improv'd wth. many additions, all fairly engrav'd on copper plates, and a new collection of country dances describ'd in ye same character by Iohn Essex, dancing master. London: Sold by I. Walsh & P. Randall ... I. Hare ... I. Culen ... & by ye author. [Image] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/81480220/.

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Feuillet, Raoul-Auger. For the furthur improvement of dancing: a treatis of chorography or ye art of dancing country dances after a new character, in which the figures, steps & manner of performing are describ'd, & ye rules demonstrated in an easie method adapted to the meanest capacity. Translated from the French of Monsr. Feuillet, and improv'd wth. many additions, all fairly engrav'd on copper plates, and a new collection of country dances describ'd in ye same character by Iohn Essex, dancing master. London: Sold by I. Walsh & P. Randall ... I. Hare ... I. Culen ... & by ye author, 1710. Image. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/81480220/>.

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