The original Redowa waltz
NamesW. Endicott & Co. (Lithographer)
Prints depicting dance
Theatrical dancers, singly or in pairs
Dates / OriginDate Issued: 1840 - 1850 (Questionable)Place: New YorkPublisher: Firth, Pond & Co.
Library locationsJerome Robbins Dance DivisionShelf locator: *MGZFB Cer F Viv 15
TopicsCerrito, FannySaint-Léon, Arthur, 1821-1870Vivandière (Choreographic work : Cerrito and Saint-Léon)Redowa (Dance)Redowa waltz (Dance)
GenresPrintsSheet music covers
NotesStatement of responsibility: composed and dedicated to Mons. E. Coulon by Jullien.Content: "As taught by Mr. Barrett of New York, late from England."Statement of responsibility: C. & W. Endicott Lith. [i.e., G. & W. Endicott Lith.?]Biographical/historical: The dancers portrayed in this print are said to be Fanny Cerrito and Arthur Saint-Léon, dancing the Redowa from their ballet La vivandière (first performed in 1844).Biographical/historical: Redowa is the German term for a folk dance of Bohemian origin. Its two parts were known in Czech as the rejdovák (danced at a moderate tempo in 3/4 or 3/8 time) and the rejdovačka (danced at a quicker tempo in 2/4 or 4/8 time). It became popular in Prague in the early 1830s, and spread to other European cities. Most printed examples of its music were published in the 1840s and 1850s. The distinction between the Redowa waltz or valse and the Redowa polka may reflect the different meters of the original two-part dance. The dance performed in La vivandière is usually identified as the Redowa polka.
Physical DescriptionChromolithographsLithographsExtent: 37 x 27 cm., line border 33 x 23 cm.
DescriptionSheet music cover illustration depicting a dancing couple in Slavic folk costume.
Type of ResourceStill image
IdentifiersNYPL catalog ID (B-number): b19606977Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 482605c0-14d4-0131-98fe-58d385a7b928
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