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Early dance, [Part 2], the Baroque era

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Early dance, [Part 2], the Baroque era
Pécourt, Guillaume Louis, 1653-1729 (Choreographer)
Perrier, Charles (Choreographer)
Perrier, Charles (Dancer)
Schroder, Kevin (Dancer)
Whitley-Bauguess, Paige (Dancer)
Baird, Thomas (Dancer) (Dancer)
Partsch-Bergsohn, Isa (Producer)
Bergsohn, Harold (Director)
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: Harlequin / choreography and performance, Charles Perrier -- Demonstration of basic body positions / by Kevin Schroder -- Folie d'espagne dance variations [excerpts] / music, Martin Marais ; danced by Paige Whitley-Bauguess and Thomas Baird -- Passacaille for a man and a woman from Jean Baptiste Lully's opera Persée, arranged as a solo and performed as a theatrical dance in a mask / choreography, Louis Pécour ; danced by Paige Whitley-Bauguess.
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZIDVD 5-7264
Louis XIII, King of France, 1601-1643
Louis XIV, King of France, 1638-1715
Lully, Jean-Baptiste, 1632-1687
Molière, 1622-1673. Bourgeois gentilhomme
Beauchamp, Pierre, 1631-1705
Bérain, Jean, 1640-1711
Opéra de Paris
Délivrance de Renaud (Choreographic work : Belleville)
Ballet de la nuit [1634] (Choreographic work)
Plaisirs de l'îsle enchantée (Choreographic work)
Triomphe de l'amour (Choreographic work : Beauchamps)
Ballet -- History -- 17th century
Ballet -- History -- 18th century
Dance -- France -- 17th century
Commedia dell'arte
Filmed dance
Filmed performances
Educational films
Statement of responsibility: directed by Hal [Harold] Bergsohn ; written and produced by Isa Partsch-Bergsohn.
Content: Part number from wrapper.
Performers: Narrators, Pierre Herbineaux, Mary Maher, Carrie Patterson, and John M. Wilson.
Physical Description
Extent: 1 videocassette (VHS) (31 min.) : sound, color ; 1/2 in.
Lecture on the history of dance, illustrated with contemporary paintings and prints. Topics include the influence of the Italian commedia dell'arte on entertainments during the reign of Louis XIII of France; the development of dance into a theatrical art form, as evinced by La délivrance de Renaud; the court ballet under Louis XIV, beginning with the Ballet de la nuit; the contributions of Jean Baptiste Lully; horse ballets; ballets at Versailles, particularly Les plaisirs de l'isle enchantée; Le bourgeois gentilhomme as an example of the comédie-ballets of Lully and Molière; the establishment of the Academy of the Dance (later the Paris Opéra) under the leadership of Pierre Beauchamp; the stage designs of Jean Bérain; the opera ballet Le triomphe de l'amour and the rise of the professional dancer; social dancing.
Type of Resource
Moving image
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b12591316
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): f8c27db0-713b-0138-2143-23e68de6549d
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Item timeline of events

  • 1653: Creator Born
  • 1729: Creator Died
  • 1995: Created
  • 2020: Digitized
  • 2022: Found by you!
  • 2023

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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Early dance" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1995.

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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Early dance" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed June 30, 2022.

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Early dance