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Dancing through the Ages 1550-1600-a

Each of the ten 'Volumes' in  Dr John Gardiner-Garden's 2018 Dancing through the Ages series consists of three books. Each book is A4 size (i.e. 29x21 centimetres or 8.2x11.6 inches) and contains between 240 and 440 pages (most around 340). Each collection of three books contain (on average) 1,000 pages of research, discussion, analysis, illustrations, musical scores, dance reconstructions, source extracts, transcriptions and translations. The first book (Part 1a-d) looks at dancing in general (the social, political and geographic contexts in which dance and the institution of the ball was evolving; the nature and evolution of the period’s main forms of dance; dance elements such as style, etiquette, honours, holds, formations, figures and steps; developments in dance teaching, notation and publication, and period-relevant primary sources (including little known ones). The second and third books (Part 2a and Part 2b respectively) offer sources and music for, and reconstructions and analysis of dozens of dances from the relevant period, presented in alphabetic order.

Below are the covers and contents of the three books that constitute Volume II in the series. The numbers represent the page on which the section or subsection start. The total number of pages in the book is usually a few pages more than the last page number mentioned.

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N.B. I recommend that in addition to books pertaining to the period you first think of, you also order books from the adjacent period collections and Book 1: 'Orientation and Overview' (286 pages). Indeed, because of the interconnectivity of dance over the 500 years covered by this series (and the cross-referencing between books in the series), I highly recommend the full set!

Part 1: Dance in general   (Book 5)

PART 1a:    DANCE CONTEXT ~ 7
Italy ~ 9
Literary references ~ 9
Sources on theatrical dance ~ 10
Domestic dance ~ 10
Dance publications ~ 12
Spain ~ 13
France ~ 16

Dance and ballet under Catherine de Medici ~ 16
Dance and ballet under Charles IX ~ 18
Courtly entertainments under Henry III and IV ~ 21
Provincial dance and Arbeau
~ 24
England ~ 28
Courtly expectation ~ 28
Continental connections ~ 29
The Inns of Court ~ 33
John Davies ~ 34
Dance on stage ~ 39
Beyond court and stage ~ 43
Dance and the puritans ~ 44
Scotland and Wales ~ 47
Scotland ~ 47
Wales ~ 48
Germany and Holland
~ 52
Germany ~ 52
Holland ~ 56
Central Europe ~ 58

PART 1b:    DANCE FORMS ~ 61
Almain / Measure
~ 63
The folk form ~ 63
In French and English texts ~ 67
Relationship with the later ‘Allemande’ ~ 71
Ballo / Balleto ~ 72
Basse dance ~ 74
Surviving as a dance in own right ~ 74
Surviving in the pavan ~ 74
Surviving in the basse and alta combination ~ 75
Branles ~ 76
Origin ~ 76
In Arbeau ~ 77
The mechanism ~ 78
In other sources and milieu ~ 79
Canary / Canario ~ 81
Origins ~ 81
In Spain ~ 82
In Italy ~ 82
In France ~ 83
In England ~ 84
Cascarda / Saltarello ~ 85
Country Dance ~ 87
Courante ~ 91
The Egg dance ~ 92
Galliard / Tordion ~ 97
The craze ~ 97
As a pavan afterdance ~ 98
Galliards in balli ~ 100
The Galliard according to Lutio Compasso ~ 105
The Galliard according to Evangelista Papazzone ~ 106
Depictions ~ 110
Gavotte ~ 114
Pavan ~ 115
The pavan in France, England and Italy ~ 115
The pavan in illustrations ~ 117
The Spanish Pavan ~ 119
Passo e mezzo ~ 122
Informal late-evening relay-mixers, circles and long dances ~ 124
Propensities ~ 124
Mechanism and figure ideas ~ 125
Table of propensities and ideas in informal late-evening dances ~ 127
Further observations on the relay mixer ~ 128
Sword dances ~ 131
Torneo ~ 134
Volta ~ 135

PART 1c:    DANCE ELEMENTS ~ 141
Style ~ 142

Gratia, agiltà and timing ~ 142
‘Peacocking’ ~ 143
Distinguishing gender presentations ~ 144
Arms and shoulders ~ 145
Variety ~ 145
Etiquette ~ 146
The man’s cloak, sword and hat ~ 147
The lady’s train ~ 149
Kissing ~ 150
Honours ~ 151
Riverenza grave / Reverence ~ 151
Briefer honours ~ 154
Holds and Positions ~ 157
Pieds joints ~ 157
Pieds largi ~ 158
Posture ~ 159
Hands ~ 160
Al filo ~ 163
Figures ~ 164
Promenading to gypsying to single hand turns to two hand turns ~ 164
Going from side-by-side to man being above and woman below ~ 164
Following the feigning with the full ~ 164
Snaking, weaving, moving in a braid
~ 165
Men then women teasing, departing, circling and chasing ~ 165
1st then 2nd then 3rd do figure ~ 166
Taking turn leading the dance ~ 166
Jousting-like passing through ~ 166
The ‘reverse S’ ~ 166
The regarding of the woman ~ 167
Fall back with two steps then meet with a double ~ 167
Steps ~ 168
In general ~ 168
Balzetto ~ 171
Battuto ~ 171
Branle ~ 172
Cadenza / Cadence ~ 173
Cambio ~ 174
Campanella ~ 174
Caprioles ~ 175
Congé ~ 177
Continenze ~ 177
Coup de pied / Grève ~ 179
Costatetto ~ 179
Courante, pas de la ~ 180
Doppio / Double ~ 181
Entretaille ~ 182
Finto / Finta ~ 182
Fioretto ~ 184
Gagliarda / Galliard / Galliarde ~ 186
Grève ~ 186
Groppo ~ 186
Marque pied / marque talon ~ 187
Molinello ~ 189
Passi gravi / presti / larghi ~ 189
Petit saut ~ 190
Pied croisé ~ 191
Pied en l’air
~ 192
Pirlotto ~ 193
Punta e Calcagno ~ 193
Puntata ~ 193
Recacciata ~ 194
Ripresa ~ 195
Reprise ~ 196
Ritirata ~ 197
Ruade ~ 197
Ru de vache ~ 197
Salto ~ 198
Saute majeur / grand saut ~ 199
Scambiata ~ 200
Schisciato ~ 201
Scorsi ~ 201
Seguito doppio ~ 202
Seguito ordinario ~ 202
Seguito semidoppio ~ 203
Seguito spezzato ~ 204
Seguito spezzato schisciato ~ 204
Simple ~ 205
Sottopiede ~ 205
Spezzato ~ 206
Trabuchetto ~ 207
Trango / Trangato ~ 208
Trito minuto ~ 209
Tremolanti ~ 210
Zoppetto
~ 210

PART 1d:    DANCE TEACHING ~ 212
Publications ~ 214
Calling ~ 216
The Importance of Instruction ~ 217
Anonymous works ~ 218
The Chigi manuscript ~ 218
Inns of Court manuscripts ~ 218
Instruction pour dancer manuscript ~ 219
Reglas de danzar ~ 219
Authors and their works ~ 221
Arbeau ~ 221
Caroso
~ 222
Compasso ~ 223
Corso ~ 224
Davies ~ 224
Lutii ~ 224
Papazzone ~ 225
Tahureau ~ 225


Part 2a: Dances in detail A-E   (Book 6)

Alba Novella ~ 6
Allegrezza d’Amore ~ 13
Allemande (1) ~ 26
Alta Regina ~ 31
Alta Vittoria ~ 40
Ballo del Fiore (1) ~ 55
Ballo del Fiore (2) / Branle du Chandelier (2) ~ 59
Barriera ~ 72
Barriera nuova ~ 93
Bassa Toscana ~ 106
Bella Gioiosa ~ 112
Bellezze d’Olimpia ~ 118
Black Almain ~ 124
Les Bouffons ~ 128
Branle de Bretaigne / Triory de Bretagne ~ 145
Branle d’Ecosse ~ 152
Branle de la Haye ~ 155
Branle de la Montarde ~ 159
Branle de Malte ~ 163
Branle de Poitou (1) ~ 168
Branle des Chevaux (1) & (2) ~ 171
Branle du Chandelier (1) ~ 175
Branle du Haut Barrois ~ 179
Branle l’Officiel ~ 182
Branles—Cassandre, Pinagay ~ 185
Branles—Charlotte, de la Guerre, Aridan ~ 188
Branles—mimed suite ~ 195
Branles—opening suite (1) ~ 204
La Caccia d’Amore (1) ~ 210
Canario (1) ~ 213
La Castellana ~ 223
Chiaranzana ~ 227
Chiaranzana / Catena / Caccia medley ~ 236
Chiara Stella ~ 238
Contentezza d’Amore ~ 242
Il Conto dell’Orco ~ 249
Contrapasso (1) ~ 254
Contrapasso (2) ~ 259
Coranto d’Espagne ~ 271
La Courante (1) / The Old Courante / La Boèsme ~ 277
La Courante (2), the new / La Corrente ~ 288
Dolce Amoroso Foco ~ 293


Part 2b: Dances in detail F-Z   (Book 7)

Fedeltà ~ 6
Fiamma d’amore ~ 9
Florido Giglio ~ 13
Fulgente Stella ~ 19
Furioso (1) & (2) ~ 23
Galliard (1) – basic sequences ~ 38
Galliard (2) – fancier sequences ~ 59
Gavotte (1) ~ 79
Gloria d’Amore ~ 83
Gracca Amorosa ~ 87
Leggiadria d’Amore ~ 92
The Longe Pavian ~ 97
Lorayne Allemayne ~ 99
Lucretia ~ 101
Madam Cecilia Almain ~ 110
Maraviglia d’Amore ~ 115
The Old Measures ~ 120
Passo e mezo ~ 136
The Pavan ~ 157
Pavaniglia / Spanish Pavan (1) ~ 164
Pavan Matthei ~ 193
Piantone ~ 201
Pungente Dardo (1) ~ 214
Spagnoletta (1) ~ 219
Spagnoletta Nuova ~ 225
Squilina ~ 229
Torneo Amoroso (1) ~ 237
Villanella (2) ~ 245
La Volta ~ 249