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Primary Dance Sources

Fifteenth Century

Choreographies

Burgundian

Italian

Descriptions of Dancing

Italian


Sixteenth Century

Choreographies

Italian

  • The "Il Papa" Manuscript (New York Public Library, Performing Arts Research Center, Dance Collection, (S) *MGZMB-Res. 72-255, Manoscritto di balletti composti da Giovannino e Il Lanzino e Il Papa; scritto da Cosimo Ticcio. [155-?] [27] p. (26-31 lines) 29 cm. (f.) Cia Fornaroli Collection. NN 72-7014766). Transcribed by Joseph Casazza and Elizabeth Cain.
  • Fabritio Caroso. Il Ballarino.Venice: Apresso Francesco Ziletti, 1581. Transcription by Greg Lindahl.
  • Prospero Lutii, Opera Bellissima... di Gagliarda, Perugia, 1589. Transcribed by Joseph Casazza.
  • Renaissance Dance from the Library of Congress, including digitized images of Cesare Negri's Nuove inventioni di balli [1604], and Fabritio Caroso's Il ballarino [1581] and Nobiltà de dame [1600].

French

  • Renaissance Dance from the Library of Congress, including digitized images of Thoinot Arbeau's Orchesography [1589].

English

Dance Music


Seventeenth Century

Choreographies

English

Dance Music

Other Renaissance Dance Pages


Last Update: May 15, 2015