Early dance, Part one, from the Greeks to the Renaissance
NamesFeves, Angene (Dancer)Perrier, Charles (Dancer)Partsch-Bergsohn, Isa (Producer)Bergsohn, Harold (Director)Janik, Nina (Choreographer)Faulkner, Molly (Dancer)Unkrich, Carl (Dancer)Consortium Antiquum (Musical group) (Musician)Dance Horizons (Firm). Video (Videographer)
General Dance Video Archive
Dates / OriginDate Created: 1995Place: Pennington, NJPublisher: distributed by Princeton Book Company, Publishers
Table of ContentsDance excerpts: Italian court dances: pavan and sciolto, saltarello and canarie / from Fabritio Caroso, published 1600 ; reconstructed and mounted by Angene Feves ; danced by Angene Feves and Charles Perrier ; music played by the Court Revels of the Consortium Antiquum -- Volta and galliard / danced by Angene Feves and Charles Perrier -- Waterways [excerpt] / choreography, Nina Janik ; danced by Molly Faulkner and Carl Unkrich.
Library locationsJerome Robbins Dance DivisionShelf locator: *MGZIDVD 5-7263
TopicsCatherine de Médicis, Queen, consort of Henry II, King of France, 1519-1589Arbeau, Thoinot, 1519-1595Beaujoyeulx, Baltasar de, -approximately 1587Elizabeth I, Queen of England, 1533-1603Jonson, Ben, 1573?-1637Jones, Inigo, 1573-1652Ballet des Polonais (Choreographic work : Beaujoyeulx)Balet comique de la royne (Choreographic work : Beaujoyeulx)Dance -- History -- GreeceBallroom dancing -- 16th centuryDance -- History -- 17th centuryCommedia dell'artePavan (Dance)Saltarello (Dance)Canaries (Dance)Volta (Dance)Galliard (Dance)
GenresFilmed danceFilmed performancesEducational filmsLectures
NotesStatement of responsibility: directed by Hal [Harold] Bergsohn ; produced by Isa Partsch-Bergsohn.Performers: Narrators, Charles Flemming and Gail Chodera.
Physical DescriptionVideocassetteExtent: 1 videocassette (VHS) (22 min.) : sound, color ; 1/2 in.
DescriptionLecture on the history of dance, illustrated with contemporary paintings and prints. Among the topics covered are dancing in ancient Greek plays; Italian court dances of the Renaissance; two dance works (Ballet des Polonais and Balet comique de la royne) created by Baltasar de Beaujoyeulx at the court of Catherine de Medicis in France; the basic foot positions and révérence, as codified in Thoinot Arbeau's Orchesography; the influence of the commedia dell'arte on popular theater; the contributions of Ben Jonson and Inigo Jones to the English court masque during the reign of Elizabeth I.
Type of ResourceMoving image
IdentifiersRLIN/OCLC: NYPY96-F424NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b12591315Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): e25aa930-713b-0138-da20-0bb5b3817abe
Rights StatementThe copyright and related rights status of this item has been reviewed by The New York Public Library, but we were unable to make a conclusive determination as to the copyright status of the item. You are free to use this Item in any way that is permitted by the copyright and related rights legislation that applies to your use.
Item timeline of events