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Historic Dance VI: 1750-1800

Like all 10 volumes in this series this is an A4 book by Dr John Gardiner-Garden with nearly 740 pages of research, discussion and analysis, with hundreds of illustrations, musical scores, dance reconstructions, source extracts, transcriptions and translations, and with each volume divided into five parts. 

Part 1 (Dance context) explores the social, political and geographic contexts in which dance and the institution of the ball was evolving. 

Part 2 (Dance forms) examines the nature and evolution of the period’s main types of dance. 

Part 3 (Dance Technicalities) has in-depth sections on ‘Style’, ‘Etiquette’, ‘Honours’, ‘Holds’, ‘Formations’, ‘Figures’ and ‘Steps’. 

Part 5 (Dancing Masters) is devoted to developments in dance teaching, notation and publication, and offers an annotated bibliography of primary sources. 

Part 4 (Dances in Detail) offers reconstructions, music and source comparisons for the following dances of the period:  

Adonis; Allemande (3) & (4); Allemande du Devin de Village; Allemand Suisse; Always Drunk and Never Sober (2); Anglaise de chez l’embassadeur (1); Anglaise de chez l’embassadeur (2); Anglaise de la Reine (1); Anglaise de la Reine (2); Anglaise de la Rhein (3)& (4); Auretti’s Dutch Skipper (2)&(3); Barley Mow; La Baroque; The Baulk (2); La Belle Alliance; Les Belles Filles de Norwich; Bevis Mount; La Bionni; The Bishop; The Black Dance (1); Bonny Lass of our Town; La Bouquette; The Changing; La Chasse d’Amour; Cockney’s Frolic; La Cométe; The Comical Fellow; Contradanza I; Contradanza II; Contradanza XXXVIII;The Cossack Dance; Douze; The Dusky Night; The Fair Maid of the Inn;The Fandango; Feldenstein's No.4, No. 5 & No. 6; Fête Champêtre; La Folie ou le Goût du Siècle; La Fricassée (1)& (2); La Fuiarde; Galopade (1); The Happy Captive; Le Jardin Enchanté; La Jesuite, or, the Jesuit; Le Jeu des quatres coins; Les Jolis Garçons; Lasses of Portsmouth; Leather Lake House3; Linnen Hall; The Macaroni; La Maison du Bois; La Méditation des Chinois; Menuet de la cour (1); La Mignonette; Minuet (2); Money Musk (1); La Musette; Mutual Love; Les Ombres Chinois; Le Palais de l’amour; Les Plaisirs de la Jeunesse; Pleasures of the Town (1a&b); Polonaise (1) / The Polish dance; Polonaise (2) / Neu Figurirte Polonoise; La Pouvoir de la Beauté; Der Prager-Student / The Student of Prague; Le Prince de Galles; The Princess of Wales’s Waltz; The Prussian Camp; Le Quadrille; Les Quadrilles; Les Quatre Berceaux; Les Quatre Nymphes (1); Les Quatre Nymphes (2); Les Quatre Saisons; The Rakes of Rochester; Rigadoon (3) / Rigodon; La Riswic; Ruffs and Rhees; The Savage Dance; Schmiedt’s Angloise No.1; Schmiedt’s Quadrille No.1; Scotch Lilt; A School for Scandal; Shrewsbury Lasses; Soldiers’ Joy (1); La Strasbourgeoise (1) & (2); Sun Assembly; The Touchstone; A Trip to Highgate; La Voltaire et la Franklein; Wakefield Hunt; Waltz (on a fan); Wednesday Night; The Wish; The Young Widow.

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