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Dancing through the Ages 1600-1650-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 III 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 1a:    DANCE CONTEXT ~ 7
Italy ~ 8
Appreciation of dance ~ 8
Dance in entertainments ~ 9
France ~ 14
England ~ 17
Courtly masques ~ 17
The social dance at court and at the Inns of court ~ 24
The masque at private residences ~ 27
Dance in and linked with plays ~ 29
Dance and the Puritans ~ 33
Dance and the gentleman ~ 35
Spain ~ 38
Different types of dance ~ 38
Different contexts for dance ~ 41
Juan de Esquivel Navarro on dance competitions ~ 41
Germany ~ 47
The Italian and French influence ~ 47
The English influence ~ 48
Dance culture in pictures ~ 48
Central Europe ~ 51
Austria ~ 51
Hungary ~ 55
Bohemia ~ 56
The Netherlands ~ 59
Poland ~ 64

PART 1b:    DANCE FORMS ~ 66
The Allemande / Almain ~ 67
Its relationship with the earlier German dance ~ 67
Its relationship with Arbeau’s Allemande ~ 67
Its relationship with the contemporary Pavan ~ 68
Its relationship with the later country dance ~ 69
The persistence of the Almain ~ 70
The Ballo and Balleto ~ 72
The Branle ~ 73
The Canary ~ 77
The Country Dance ~ 79
The Lansdowne manuscript ~ 80
The Pattricke-Lovelace manuscript ~ 81
The country dance mechanism ~ 85
The Courante ~ 87
Rawlinson ms ~ 87
Mersenne ~ 89
De Lauze ~ 90
The Galliard / Tourdion
~ 91
In France ~ 91
In Spain ~ 91
In England ~ 92
In the Netherlands ~ 92
In Italy ~ 94
The Tordion ~ 97
The Gavotte ~ 98
The Pavan ~ 100
Torneo ~ 104

PART 1c:    DANCE ELEMENTS ~ 107
Style ~ 108
Grace, agility and timing ~ 108
Undulation and shading ~ 110
Distinguishing male and female roles ~ 110
Starting foot ~ 112
Improvisation ~ 114
Holds and positions ~ 116
Bodily comportment ~ 116
Stance and turn out ~ 116
Plié ~ 120
Arms and hands ~ 121
Etiquette ~ 123
Cape and Sword ~ 123
Gloves ~ 125
Presentation before a King ~ 125
Gentlemen seating ~ 126
The train of the dress ~ 128
Wearing platform shoes ~ 129
Giving and receiving honours ~ 130
Ladies seating ~ 130
Wedding etiquette ~ 132
Requesting a dance ~ 134
Taking leave ~ 135
Ladies’ preparation ~ 135
Inviting to dance ~ 136
If a woman doesn’t want to dance ~ 137
A demure gaze ~ 138
Ladies’ management of their hands and gloves ~ 138
Honours ~ 139
Avoiding superfluous formalities ~ 141
Which foot? ~ 141
The 8-count riverenza ~ 144
The 6-count Riverenza ~ 145
The 4-count riverenza ~ 147
The 2-count riverenza ~ 148
The 1-count riverenza ~ 149
Caroso, Negri and Jacobilli on hat and bow ~ 149
De Lauze on co-ordinating hat, bow & kiss ~ 152
Honours in Spain, England, the Netherlands and Poland ~ 156
Formations ~ 159
Couples ~ 159
Couple facing couple ~ 159
3 facing 3
~ 159
Circles ~ 159
Squares ~ 160
Longways for 3 ~ 160
Longways for 4 or more couples ~ 160
In fila ~ 160
Other formations ~ 161
Figures ~ 162
Arming ~ 162
Casting ~ 163
Changing ~ 163
Fall Back with two steps coming forward with a double ~ 163
Following the feigning with the full ~ 163
Going from side-by-side to man being above and woman below ~ 164
Gypsy ~ 164
Hey ~ 164
Jousting-like passing through ~ 166
Leading down ~ 166
Making lines vertical and horizontal lines
~ 166
Men then women teasing, departing, circling and chasing ~ 166
Open and close ~ 166
Promenading to siding to hand turns to two hand turns ~ 167
The regarding of the woman ~ 168
The ‘reverse S’ ~ 168
Siding ~ 169
Siding with elbow ~ 169
Set and turn single ~ 170
Taking turn leading the dance ~ 171
Steps ~ 172
Balzetto ~ 173
Battuta ~ 174
Cadenza
~ 176
Cambio ~ 178
Campanella ~ 178
Capriola / Capriole
~ 180
Cinque passi ~ 185
Continenze ~ 185
Corinto ~ 188
Costatetto ~ 189
Dattile ~ 189
Courante (pas de la) ~ 190
Destice ~ 190
Doppio / Double ~ 191
Finto / Finta ~ 193
Fioretto ~ 196
Fioretto battuto al Canario ~ 202
Galliard / Galliarde / Gagliardea ~ 203
Groppo ~ 203
Movimenti di piedi ~ 205
Passo naturalo / grave etc
~ 205
Pirlotto / Girate / Zurlo ~ 209
Punta e Calcagno ~ 210
Puntato ~ 210
Recacciata ~ 213
Ripresa ~ 214
Ritirata ~ 217
Saffice ~ 217
Salti ~ 217
Saltino ~ 218
Scambiata ~ 220
Scorsi ~ 221
Seguito doppio / Seguito doppio alla Francese ~ 223
Seguito doppio alla Spagnuola ~ 224
Seguito ordinario / Seguito semidoppio ~ 225
Seguito doppio ~ 229
Seguito col piede alto alla battuta ~ 229
Seguito spezzato schisciato al Canario ~ 230
Sommessa ~ 232
Sottopiede ~ 232
Spezzato ~ 234
Spondeo ~ 239
Trabucchetto ~ 240
Trangato / Trango ~ 244
Tremolanti ~ 246
Trito minuto / Passetti minuti ~ 247
Zoppetto ~ 248

PART 1d:    DANCE TEACHING ~ 250
The Vocation ~ 251
Private lessons ~ 251
Court engagements ~ 252
The importance of patronage ~ 253
Dance teaching according to Navarro ~ 255
The Dance school ~ 261
Publications ~ 269
Italian manuals ~ 269
French manuals ~ 274
English manuals ~ 274
Spanish manuals ~ 275
Notation ~ 277
Calling ~ 280
Anonymous works ~ 281
The Inns of Court manuscripts ~ 281
Instruction pour dancer manuscript ~ 282
The Lansdowne manuscript ~ 282
The Pattricke/Lovelace manuscript ~ 282
Authors and their works ~ 284
Caroso ~ 284
De Lauze ~ 285
De Montagut ~ 286
Emerauld ~ 286
Ludovico ~ 286
Lupi ~ 287
Mersenne ~ 287
Navarro ~ 288
Negri ~ 288
Praetorius ~ 290
Ramsey ~ 292
Santucci ~ 292


Part 2a: Dances in detail A-F   (Book 9)

L’Alemana d’Amore ~ 6
Alta Carretta ~ 12
Alta Mendoza ~ 23
Ballo nuovo fatto da sei Cavalieri ~ 29
Bassa Imperiale ~ 35
Bassa Savella ~ 45
La Battaglia ~ 49
Il Bianco Fiore ~ 58
Bizzaria d’Amore ~ 66
Bobbing Joe (1) ~ 71
Boon Companion ~ 75
La Bourrée à six passages ~ 80
Brando detta Alta Regina ~ 98
Brando di Cales ~ 113
Branles—opening suite (2a&b) ~ 122
La Caccia d’Amore (2) ~ 168
Canario (2) ~ 178
La Catena d’Amore ~ 190
Celeste Giglio ~ 198
The Chirping of the Nightingale (1) ~ 210
Contrapasso Nuovo ~ 213
Courant (2) ~ 218
Cuckolds all a row (1) ~ 229
Donna Leggiadra ~ 234
Fedeltà d’Amore ~ 238
Forza d’Amore ~ 248
The Friar and the Nun ~ 255


Part 2b: Dances in detail G-Z   (Book 10)

Galliard (3) ~ 6
Gavotte (2) ~ 23
La Gillotte ~ 30
Goddesses ~ 41
Graies Inne Maske (1) ~ 47
Greenwood (1) ~ 53
The Gypsies (1) ~ 57
A Health to Betty ~ 60
Hearts-Ease (1) ~ 65
Hunsdon House ~ 69
Jack Pudding ~ 72
Jog On (1) ~ 78
Ladye Spiller / Lady Spellor ~ 80
Lansdowne no.4 ~ 84
Laura Suave ~ 87
Leggiadra Marina ~ 99
Lightly Love ~ 106
A Mayden Fayre / Once I lov’d a Maiden Fair ~ 113
The Milking Payle / Merry Merry Milkmaids (1) ~ 117
Moll Peatley (1) ~ 120
Nido d’Amore ~ 124
La Nizzarda ~ 131
An Old Man is a Bed full of Bones ~ 135
Il Pastor Leggiadro ~ 139
Picking of Sticks ~ 146
Pungente Dardo (2) ~ 150
Rose is white and rose is red ~ 155
St John / Dull Sir John ~ 160
Selva Amorosa ~ 165
So Ben Mi Chi Ha Buon Tempo ~ 172
Spagnoletta (2) ~ 181
Spagnoletta (3) ~ 190
Lo Spagnoletto ~ 192
Spring Garden ~ 199
The Tassel Jump ~ 203
Ten Pound Lass (1) ~ 218
Torneo Amoroso (2) ~ 221
Trenchmore ~ 228
Villanicco ~ 237