The Dancing Master

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Dance Books, 1931 - Performing Arts - 150 pages
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Pierre Rameau's Le Maitre a Danser is the standard work on the technique of 18th century dancing. It was first published in Paris in 1725, and bore the printed recommendation of the celebrated dancer and maitre de ballet Louis Pecour. were in vogue, the various steps and arm movements that were in use and how they were executed, Rameau's book is an invaluable source of information. For although the 18th century saw the publication of a number of books on dancing which record the steps and arm movements used in contemporary dances, they do not explain how the steps were to be carried out, and this information was first made available in Le Maitre a Danser. scholar and historian Cyril Beaumont, and first published by him in book form in 1931.

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Contents

Of the Manner of Holding the Body I
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VHI Of the Fifth Position
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Of Honours of Different Kinds
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