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  Historical dance - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Dances from the early 20th century can be recreated precisely, being within living memory and from the age of film and video recording.
Historical dances may be danced as performance, for pleasure at themed balls or dance clubs, as historical reenactment, or for musicological or historical research.
Dance masters, in a vain attempt to maintain their place in society and in the economy, invent dances of greater and greater complexity.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Court_dance   (539 words)

 Renaissance - Cunnan
The Renaissance is usually considered to have begun in the 14th century in Italy and the 16th century in northern Europe.
The renaissance itself can be identified with the rise of Humanism which began in Italy with authors such as Boccaccio and Petrarch in the 14th century and ran through the 15th century with Erasmus and many others, and into the High Renaissance period of the 16th century when Mannerism became prevalent.
Although dance as an art form was well known in the middle ages, the first recorded dance instructions and choreography date from the middle of the 15th century.
cunnan.sca.org.au /wiki/Renaissance   (1102 words)

 Renaissance dance - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Renaissance dances belong to the broad group of historical dances.
While we know that people danced in Europe long before the Renaissance, the first detailed dance manuals that survive today were written in 1450 and 1455 in Italy.
French painting of the volta, from Penhurst Place, Kent, often wrongly assumed to be of Elizabeth I. One dance for couples, a form of the galliard called lavolta, involved a rather intimate hold between the man and woman, with the woman being lifted into the air while the couple made a 3/4 turn.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Renaissance_dance   (236 words)

 Renaissance Dance - Search Results - MSN Encarta   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Renaissance Dance, dance developed and performed in Europe in the historical period known as the Renaissance.
The earliest specific documentation of the social dances popular in western Europe is from the Middle Ages.
Modern Spanish dance falls into four main categories: (1) Regional dances, such as the jota of Aragón, the sevillanas of Andalusia, the sardana of...
uk.encarta.msn.com /Renaissance_Dance.html   (106 words)

 Renaissance Dance
Renaissance dance is refers to the earliest European dances which can be reconstructed with any confidence.
Dances such as the saltarello, galliard, and coranto were improvised forms popular amongst most European countries and classes.
The Renaissance (and Elizabethan era in particular) was a highly fashion-conscious age; a look that is elaborate, artificial, stylized, and striking.
www.angelfire.com /id/airwalker/renaissance.html   (1204 words)

 Renaissance Dance - Renaissance
Country dances were considered rougher than those dances done by the nobles, they were often faster, wilder, involved much more swinging your partner and dancing round and round until you are out of breath.
Courtly dances were a chance for men and women to flirt, for visiting nobles to get to know their hosts, and for everyone to forget their responsibilities and just dance.
Villager’s dances were considered rough and too energetic, Noble’s dances were considered to be too materialistic and not accessible to the growing middle class.
www.bellaonline.com /articles/art42677.asp   (578 words)

 Historical Dance Videos - DVD and VHS
These dances are performed, in parts and as a whole, with the appropriate 19th century music and fashions.
Dances demonstrated are the the 15th Century Balli; the 16th Century So Ben Mi Chi Ha Bon Tempo, La Volta and Galliard; the 18th Century Contradances and Folies d’Espagne; the Early 19th Century Country Dances; the Mid 19th Century Quadrilles and Durang’s Hornpipe; and the Late 19th Century Polka, Mazurka, Gallop and Cotillion.
This dance retrospective spans the panorama from average Americans dancing in newsreels to top quality performers who have left a legacy of graceful dance moves across the ballroom floor.
www.dancevideoshop.com /historical_dance.htm   (1112 words)

 SDHS: Online Resources
Dolmetsch Historical Dance Society DHDS is a British society of scholars of historical dance.
Renaissance Dance This site provides a bibliography, a discography, and a regional directory of listings of early dance organizations and programs, performing groups, upcoming performances, teachers, classes, conferences, and workshops.
Renaissance Historical Dance Society A British society of Renaissance dance scholars and performers, based in Devonshire, in southwestern England.
www.sdhs.org /resources/res-medieval.html   (309 words)

 SCA Renaissance Dance Homepage
Western social dance in the Renaissance is also being actively studied and recreated by many groups.
The dance, ancient and modern / translated from the French by Arabella E. Moore, 1900.
Dances from the Gresley Manuscript - Circa 1500
www.pbm.com /~lindahl/dance.html   (737 words)

 StreetSwing's Dance History Archives- The PAVANE Dance - Main1
In the sixteenth century it was originally believed > to be an animal dance from Padua, Spain >and was known as the Padovana or the "Peacock dance" (Pavo) in Italy.
The Pavane (said to be from the Basse) along with the Basse and Round dances are of the first "social dances" in Europe.
It was much danced during the reign of Louis XIV (1638-1715,) and afterwards seems to have disappeared.
www.streetswing.com /histmain/z3pavane.htm   (581 words)

 Centre for Reformation and Renaissance Studies
About Us The Centre for Reformation and Renaissance Studies (CRRS) is a research and teaching centre with a library devoted to the study of the period from approximately 1350 to 1700.
The CRRS supervises an undergraduate program in Renaissance Studies, organizes lectures and seminars, and maintains an active series of publications.
Sacrilege and Redemption in Renaissance Florence: The Case of Antonio Rinaldeschi by William J. Connell and Giles Constable
www.crrs.ca   (316 words)

 History of Dance Videos and DVDs
Learn the historical social dances from the Italian renaissance, Baroque, Victorian Era and 19th and 20th century dances.
The 20th century opened with wild cakewalk / animal dance fads; moved through the effervescent Blackbottom and Charleston of the 1920s; diminished to the Dance Marathons of the 1930s; and exploded into the vibrant Lindy Hop/Jitterbug of the 1940s.
Dances demonstrated are the the 15th Century Balli; the 16th Century So Ben Mi Chi Ha Bon Tempo, La Volta and Galliard; the 18th Century Contra-dances and Follies d’Espagne; the Early 19th Century Country Dances; the Mid 19th Century Quadrilles and Durang’s Hornpipe; and the Late 19th Century Polka, Mazurka, Gallop and Cotillion.
www.iefit.com /dance/history-of-dance.htm   (1285 words)

 Renaissance Dance   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Dancing was an elegent form of exercise and an expected social skill for the noble.
Dancing in the Renaissance also brought about some new instrumental compositions written primarily for dancing.
The dance music of the Renaissance was written for instruments such as the sackbutt, lute, viol, pipe and the tabor.Some of the music was still improvised, but a good portion of the dance pieces were published in collections by Pierre Attaingnant.
www.vanderbilt.edu /Blair/Courses/MUSL242/f98/rendanc.htm   (254 words)

 Renaissance Dance in Isenfir   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
The first half of the evening is for general social dance, dancing things we know, and learning some new things, but not dwelling too extensively on any one thing.
Dance was an extremely important social activity in the Middle Ages and Renaissance, and as such has a prominent place in the SCA.
The goal is not to make every person a perfect dancer who knows every dance by heart, but is rather to have fun, learn and practice the basics of the different types of dances, become familiar with general patterns found in the dances, and learn the social graces of period dance.
isenfir.org /dance/home.php   (695 words)

 Western Social Dance
The cultural period known as the high Renaissance, c.1550-1650, produced the manuals of several important dancing masters: Thoinot Arbeau (Jehan Tabourot; born 17 March 1520 in Dijon, France, died 21 July 1595 in Langres), Fabritio Caroso (born c.1526 or1535 in Sermoneta, Italy, died after 1605), and Cesare Negri (born c.1535 in Milan, Italy, died c.1604).
All three dancing masters contributed detailed treatises on social dance that included descriptions of the most popular dances, as well as ancillary information on the appropriate music, ballroom etiquette, and révérences (bows) (See Video Clip 53); there were also rules for accessories such as the handling of swords, gloves, and fans.
Although choreographed primarily as duets, the complex dances could be set figures for up to eight performers; they were performed for a viewing audience and the figures were designed to be viewed from the front, the sides, or from above the dance floor.
memory.loc.gov /ammem/dihtml/diessay2.html   (1379 words)

 Medieval Dance
This collection is currently incomplete, but the intent is to give a concise description of all the dances, along with the source of the dance.
Many dances traditionally danced in the SCA which aren't actually from before 1600 are also given, along with the damning evidence of their origin -- this collection will hopefully be complete, with the good, the bad, and the ugly.
If you know some dances that I don't have, or you have more source information, or if I have any errors, or if I am missing important variations in how things are danced, please let me know.
www.themiddleages.net /life/dances.html   (627 words)

 How to Dance Through Time - DVD - Volume III: The Majesty of Renaissance Dance
She is the founder and first artistic director of Dance Through Time, the award-winning theatrical dance company from San Francisco, California, which performs the dances in the videos.
Dance On Camera Journal "These instructional videos will be invaluable to choreographers who create dances for period films or for cotillions and charity balls.
Public libraries, music and dance departments in all high schools and colleges, local theater groups who do "period" plays, anyone who loves dance, anyone interested in social history, even anyone interested in psychology.
www.dancetimepublications.com /store/HTD_Vol3.shtml   (875 words)

 Western Social Dance
Although Fabritio Caroso's Italian Renaissance dance treatise Nobiltà di dame (1600; 1605) was translated into Spanish and reissued as late as1630, a new dance style had emerged by the early 1600s.
A similar method was adopted by famed dancing master Raoul-Auger Feuillet (born 1659 or 1660, died 1710) in his 1706 Recüeil de contredances.
In 1710, Feuillet's manual was translated by English dancer, dancing master, and writer John Essex (born c.1680, died 1744) as For the further improvement of dancing.
memory.loc.gov /ammem/dihtml/diessay3.html   (543 words)

Many Renaissance scholars and artists studied the art and learning from ancient Greece and Rome, attempting to recapture the spirit of those cultures in their philosophies and their works of art and literature.
Renaissance leaders began to reject many of the attitudes and ideas of the Middle Ages.
Renaissance thinkers began to emphasize people's responsibilities and duties to their society, a society that could civilize people rather than make them wicked.
www.42explore2.com /renaissance.htm   (1498 words)

 Amazon.com: Dance of the Renaissance: Music: Richard Searles   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
It makes me imagine an Elizabethan wedding, with courtly dances, ladies in long dresses, gentlemen wearing swords, etc. I bought a video teaching Renaissance court dance because I wanted to be see the dances the music on this CD were for.
Dance of the Renaissance Is a door to early music.
You could use this for a renaissance party and not feel that it was inauthentic-truth is -alot of cds of this type of music played solely on traditional instruments have a harder edge.I like this one better...
www.amazon.com /Dance-Renaissance-Richard-Searles/dp/B000008PQY   (962 words)

 Google Directory - Arts > Performing Arts > Dance > Historical > Renaissance
European dance from the 15th to early 17th centuries.
Dance guild of the branch of the Society for Creative Anachronism covering Australia and New Zealand.
Polish group performing dances from the renaissance and medieval periods.
www.froogle.com /Top/Arts/Performing_Arts/Dance/Historical/Renaissance   (655 words)

 Dance Lessons in San Francisco: Learn Dancing at Renaissance Ballroom
They taught many competition dance teams in International Ballroom and Latin dancing during their tenure here.
Through private and group dance lessons, including wedding dance lessons, we teach different levels of dancing in all the ballroom, latin and swing dances.
We firmly believe dancing is an artistic expression that should be fun, noncompetitive, and learned in a supportive environment.
www.renaissanceballroom.com /about.html   (270 words)

Its aims are the research of historical dances (from 15th to 19th century) on a scientific basis, as well as the practising and performing the dances themselves
CCDR is a non-profit organization, dedicated to the study of dance.
The Dance Page is co-maintained by Arts Wire and DanceUSA, whose role is to maintain the collection, organize the information, and to add new listings.
www.theatrelibrary.org /links/Dance.html   (442 words)

 Renaissance Help and Information
Clothing for women in the Renaissance was made up of the same basic parts whether you were noble or peasant.
Though fashion changed a lot in the Renaissance, and though clothing varied by region and by economic class there are some basic points that remained the same throughout Europe.
Dancing was incredibly popular in the Middle Ages and into the Renaissance.
www.bellaonline.com /Site/renaissance   (210 words)

 Itailian Renaissance Dance - MiddleWiki   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Some of the best surviving sources of documentation on dancing in period come from Italy; for this reason Italian Dance is very popular amongst researchers in the Society.
There were schools of dancing for noblemen and as it was avidly pursued activity by ambitious young politicians of the time there was much written of it.
Also, due to the audience, these dances tend to be more complex than the country dances seen farther north in Europe.
www.midrealm.org /wiki/index.php/Itailian_Renaissance_Dance   (107 words)

 renaissance dance steps: FECA Dancing   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Renaissance Dance @ Your Library - Kentucky Department for...
Renaissance social dances fell into two broad categories.
Julia Sutton is one of the leading Renaissance dance historians,...
www.feca.com.au /36/renaissance-dance-steps.html   (336 words)

 Renaissance dance - Cunnan
We usually use the words Renaissance Dance to describe dance done in the SCA, rather than Medieval Dance.
There are many pictures depicting dancing in earlier times, but without any choreography or more than a vague idea of how these dances went, it is impossible to recreate them.
The earliest Renaissance Dances were those done in Burgundy and Italy in the mid 15th century to the early 16th century.
cunnan.sca.org.au /wiki/Dance   (323 words)

 A Hotlist on Dance
Library of Congress Historical Dance clips - Dance video clips of many dances from the renaissance, to the waltz, polka, mazerka, tango and other various dances.
Renaissance dance,schottish,polka,waltz,tango - A description of what Renaissance dance was and how it looked video clips of Renaissance,schotish,polka,waltz,tango etc.
Dance links to Time periods and other various dances - Dance link includes dances from Asia and Midevil times.
www.kn.pacbell.com /wired/fil/pages/listdancems1.html   (353 words)

 Renaissance dance - Art History Online Reference and Guide   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
They range from slow, stately dances (bassadance and pavane) to fast dances (the galliard).
One dance for couples, a form of the galliard called lavolta, involved a rather intimate hold between the man and woman, with the woman being lifted into the air while the couple made a 3/4 turn.
This dance was a favorite of Queen Elizabeth I of England, and was condemned by the clergy as being the cause of divorce and pregnancy.
www.arthistoryclub.com /art_history/Renaissance_dance   (198 words)

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