Dance during the Enlightenment
Posted 08 October 2003 - 07:39 PM
Posted 08 October 2003 - 07:45 PM
Guest, Ivor Forbes.
Title :The ballet of the enlightenment : the establishment of the ballet d'action in France, 1770-1793 / Ivor Guest.
Imprint :London : Dance Books, c1996.
Description:xiv, 456 p.,  p. of plates : ill. (some col.) ; 24 cm.
Notes:Includes bibliographical references (p. -441) and index.
Vestris the father -- Noverre -- Maximilien Gardel -- Pierre Gardel -- Dauberval.
Posted 08 October 2003 - 09:27 PM
Dance of Court and Theater: the French Noble Style 1690-1725, Wendy Hilton
May I Have the Pleasure, Belinda Quirey
The Hilton is a tome, very thorough, with details on the notation used at the time. You can, with patience, teach yourself some of the dances using her book.
The Quirey is more of an introduction, covering social dance in several different eras, but is a fast read and very helpful for beginners.
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