dans ; danse
Urup, Henning: Dans i Danmark : danseformerne ca. 1600 til
- København : Museum Tusculanum, Københavns Universitet, 2007- 417 s.
American country-dances ([c1918-).
The Art of Terpsichore : From Renaissance festivals to romantic ballets.
- Provo, Utah : Friends of the Brigham Young University Library, 1994.
"An exhibition of dance-related rare books and prints in honor of the annual conference of the Society of Dance History Scholars held at Brigham Young University, February 10-13, 1994."
Sharp, Cecil James, 1859-1924; Butterworth, George, 1885-1916; Maud Karpeles: The country dance book (1909).
Sharp, Cecil James, 1859-1924; Butterworth, George, 1885-1916: Morris dance tunes (1913?).
Dancing, by Mrs. Lilly Grove, F.R.G.S., and other writers, with musical examples. Illustrated by Percy Macquoid... - London [etc.] Longmans, Green. and co., 1907.
'Originally published in 1895, Mrs Grove's account of dance history was considered one of the most important books on dance during the late nineteenth century. Although based on previously published materials, the book maintained popularity for several decades. Using a formula employed by many writers, Mrs. Grove writes about the dances of antiquity, ritual dances, and the dances of "savages." The remainder of the book is devoted to the dance of many lands and cultures indcluding Scotland, Wales, Hungary, Russia, Lapland, Spain, and Portugal.'
O! O! O! (1912)
A very rare Dutch selection from Edison Blue Amberol cylinder #9662, performed by Napoleon Christiaan (Nap) de la Mar (1878-1930), a Dutch actor and director.
To have recorded something like this in this within the USA at the time of around 1912 would have caused nothing short of a scandal. Isadora Duncan was an American dancer who scandalized America with her modern dance interpretations, dancing her "Dance of the Seven Veils" in a flesh colored bodysuit, which gave the audience the distinct impression that she was totally naked.
Against any doubts of this theory, legal action was taken against sexually related or so called 'indecent' cylinder recordings by the Comstock laws. "Russell Hunting was prosecuted under these broad definitions of vice and obscenity." -Actionable Offenses, Indecent Phonograph Recordings from the 1890s, Archeophone Records (ARCH 1007), 2007.
The strait-laced US public media is another good example for what might have happened in 1912.
Traité de la danse, contenant la théorie et l'histoire des danses anciennes et modernes, avec toutes les figures les plus nouvelles du cotillon, (1900).
'Desrat begins his work with a description of dances that were still in vogue at the turn of the century: Boston waltz, cake walk, Berlin, pas de patineurs, and Washington-Post (a two step). A history of ancient dance follows and the discussion begins with Greek and Roman origins; this is followed by a discussion of "modern dances," which Desrat describes as pavane, gavotte, branle, and the minuet. Much of Desrat's historical text is borrowed heavily from previously published sources including Élise Voirat's 1823 Essai sur la danse antique et moderne.'
La danse. Comment on dansait, comment on danse. Technique de Mme Berthe Bernay ... notation musicale de MM. Francis Casadesus et Jules Maugué. Illustrations de M. Valvérane. (1899).
'This manual is an extensive history of dance that incorporates many countries, cultures, and periods including Chinese, Hindu, Egyptian, Greek, ancient Gaul, European Renaissance, and Baroque. The manual also covers popular culture, peasant dance, and "foreign dance." The perspective of this manual is clearly nineteenth century, with little emphasis on historical fact. The point of view is clearly western, and this is evident in the music examples that accompany almost every country or culture's entry--all have been subjected to western notation and are arranged in late nineteenth-century grand musical style. Additionally, the text includes numerous illustrations and, no matter the country or culture, the figures are physically shaped to look like late nineteenth-century western ladies and gentlemen.'
Dictionnaire de la danse, historique, théorique, pratique et bibliographique; depuis l'origine de la danse jusqu'à nos jours. Avec préf. de Ch. Nuitter (1895).
Histoire anecdotique et pittoresque de la danse chez les peuples anciens et modernes ... F. Fertiault (1854)
'Large portions of this manual on the history of dance are borrowed from other sources including Mme Élise Voiart's Essai sur la danse. The author begins with an examination of Greek and Roman dance and continues through the court dances of Louis XII and Catherine de Médicis. The discussion on French theatrical dance includes mention of two well-known ballerinas, Fanny Elssler and Fanny Cerrito. A wide range of Renaissance and Baroque dances is discussed including the gavotte, pavane, sarabande, chaconne, and gailliard. This manual is typical of other similar publications in that substantial discussion is given to dance practices in foreign lands including China, Switzerland, England, Ireland, Hungary, and Russia.'
Erweiterung der Kunst nach der Chorographie zu tanzen, Ta¨nze zu erfinden, und aufzusetzen; wie auch Anweisung zu verschiedenen National-Tänzen; als zu Englischen, Deutschen, Schwa¨bischen, Pohlnischen, Hannak- Masur- Kosak- und Hungarischen; mit Kupfern; nebst einer Anzahl Englischer Tänze (1772).
Originally published in 1767 under the title Die Kunst nach der Choregraphie zu Tänze, Feldtenstein's manual utilizes text and tables to describe basic steps. The work includes figures for country dances and quadrilles, and a variety of national dances as well as figures and music for four contredanses. This manual is especially important for its description of the minuet as a duet and its subsequent change into a group dance La danse ancienne et moderne, ou Traité historique de la danse. (1754).
Caroso, Fabritio: Il ballarino di M. Fabritio Caroso da Sermoneta, diuiso in due trattati; nel primo de' quali si dimostra la diuersità de i nomi, che si danno à gli atti; & mouimenti, che interuengons ne i balli: & con molte regole si dichiara come debbano farsi. Nel secondo s'insegnano diuerse sorti di balli, & balletti si` all' vso d'Italia, come à quello di Francia, & Spagna. Ornato di molte figure. Et con l'intauolatura di liuto nella sonata di ciascun ballo, & il soprano della musica alla maggior parte di essi. Opera nuouamente mandata in luce ... (1581).
'This manual is one of the most important documents detailing late-Renaissance Italian court dance. Dancing master Fabritio Caroso (died 1605) describes fifty-four steps, provides rules for style and etiquette, and contains specific choreographies for eighty dances, most of which are designed for one couple. Many dances are preceded by full-page illustrations and each dance is provided with appropriate music notated in Italian lute tablature. Fabritio Caroso is also the author of an additional dance manual, Nobiltà di dame (1600; 1605).'