Recüeil de contredances mises en chorégraphie : d'une maniére si aisée, que toutes personnes peuvent facilement les apprendre, sans le secours d'aucun maître et même sans avoir en aucune connoissance de la chorégraphie / Par Mr. Feuillet ...
- Feuillet, Raoul-Auger, 1659 or 1660-1710
- A Paris : L'auteur, 1706.
- Physical Description:
- 16 preliminary leaves, 192 pages : diagrams ; 15 cm
- Restrictions on Access:
- Free-to-read Unrestricted online access
- This is the first manual to be published in France that describes English country dances. Called contredanses (also spelled contredance) in France. The manual describes motions for the feet and arms, how the dance corresponds to the music, and rules for performance. Additionally, floor plans and music for ten dances are given. Feuillet also suggests appropriate steps. Performed as a series of figures by a column of men facing a column of women, the English country dance was a popular ballroom dance during the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. In 1710, this manual was translated into English as For the further improvement of dancing, by English dancer, dancing master and writer John Essex.
- Mary Ann O'Brian Malkin Dance Collection, 1531-1804.
- Engraved throughout. and Contains music.
- Other Forms:
- Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as facsimile page images.
- Source of Acquisition:
- Rare Books copy: Gift of Mary Ann O'Brian Malkin, 2003/4.
- Reviewed/Cited In:
- Malkin, M. A. O. Dancing by the book (2003), 40
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