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Book/Printed Material The dance, ancient and modern

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  • The dance, ancient and modern


  • Translated from French by Arabella E. Moore, this is an example of the growing body of historiographical texts that began to appear in the late 1890s into the turn of the twentieth century. The work borrows heavily from previously published materials for sections on primitive and ancient dances. As with other authors of this era, "modern dances" are considered to be the pavane, gavot, rigodon, and minuet. In keeping with a renewed interest in the reconstruction of Renaissance and Baroque dances, the manual includes a chapter, "Revival of Popular Old Dances." A chapter on "contemporary dances" includes polka quadrilles, Boston, mazurka, and cotillon (also known as the German).


  • Moore, Arabella E. (Arabella Elizabeth)

Created / Published

  • Philadelphia, Pa. : A. Moore, 1900.


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


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


  • 32 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.

Call Number/Physical Location

  • GV1603 .D2

Library of Congress Control Number

  • 98158630

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:

Moore, Arabella E. The Dance, Ancient and Modern. Philadelphia, Pa.: A. Moore, 1900. Image.

APA citation style:

Moore, A. E. (1900) The Dance, Ancient and Modern. Philadelphia, Pa.: A. Moore. [Image] Retrieved from the Library of Congress,

MLA citation style:

Moore, Arabella E. The Dance, Ancient and Modern. Philadelphia, Pa.: A. Moore, 1900. Image. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <>.