Early dance, Part one, from the Greeks to the Renaissance

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Early dance, Part one, from the Greeks to the Renaissance
Feves, 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 / Origin
Date Created: 1995
Place: Pennington, NJ
Publisher: distributed by Princeton Book Company, Publishers
Table of Contents
Dance 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 locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZIDVD 5-7263
Catherine de Médicis, Queen, consort of Henry II, King of France, 1519-1589
Arbeau, Thoinot, 1519-1595
Beaujoyeulx, Baltasar de, -approximately 1587
Elizabeth I, Queen of England, 1533-1603
Jonson, Ben, 1573?-1637
Jones, Inigo, 1573-1652
Ballet des Polonais (Choreographic work : Beaujoyeulx)
Balet comique de la royne (Choreographic work : Beaujoyeulx)
Dance -- History -- Greece
Ballroom dancing -- 16th century
Dance -- History -- 17th century
Commedia dell'arte
Pavan (Dance)
Saltarello (Dance)
Canaries (Dance)
Volta (Dance)
Galliard (Dance)
Filmed dance
Filmed performances
Educational films
Statement of responsibility: directed by Hal [Harold] Bergsohn ; produced by Isa Partsch-Bergsohn.
Performers: Narrators, Charles Flemming and Gail Chodera.
Physical Description
Extent: 1 videocassette (VHS) (22 min.) : sound, color ; 1/2 in.
Lecture 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 Resource
Moving image
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b12591315
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): e25aa930-713b-0138-da20-0bb5b3817abe
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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Early dance" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1995. https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/06d4dd74-7f23-4d02-8f16-a26333a4db65

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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Early dance" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed May 22, 2024. https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/06d4dd74-7f23-4d02-8f16-a26333a4db65

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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. (1995). Early dance Retrieved from https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/06d4dd74-7f23-4d02-8f16-a26333a4db65

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Early dance