Critical observations on the art of dancing : to which is added A collection of cotillons or French dances

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Title Critical observations on the art of dancing : to which is added A collection of cotillons or French dances
Subject Dancing -- Early works to 1800; Quadrille (Dance); Cotillions
Creator Gallini, Giovanni-Andrea, 1728-1805
Description Gallini, Giovanni-Andrea (1728-1805) London: Printed for the author... (1770) Giovanni-Andrea Gallini was director of the Kings Theatre in London. In Critical Observations, he promoted the use of contemporary dance terminology. The first two chapters contain a history of dance which is largely indebted to Cahusac's La danse ancienne et moderne, although without acknowledgement. Chapter three, "On the air and port of the person" summarizes the positive traits a student acquires from learning how to dance: a head erect without stiffness, a body upright without affectation, a gait firm and assured without heaviness, a bearing light and airy without indecency. A poem in celebration of Mr. Marcell, Gallini's master, is appended. A "Description of several steps and movements practiced in the art of dancing" describes the ballroom, provides a glossary, explains floor patterns, illustrates the true and false positions, comments on a few steps, and denigrates the use of chorégraphie, or dance notation.
Publisher Printed for the author, and sold by R. Dodsley, [1770?]
Date 1770
Type Text
Format image/jpeg
Format Creation Original photographed with 6 megapixel 2008 x 3008 pixel dimension Nikon D70 and saved as TIFF. Display image 800 pixel wide JPEG created in PhotoshopCS
Source xGV1590 G25 1770
Language fre
Rights Management
Holding Institution Rare Books Division, Special Collections, J. Willard Marriott Library, University of Utah. 295 South 1500 East, Salt Lake City, Utah 84112
Source Physical Dimensions 9 cm x 15 cm
Scanning Technician Kelly Taylor
Metadata Cataloger Kelly Taylor; Luise Poulton
Call Number GV1590 .G25 1770; Record ID 9920892140102001
ARK ark:/87278/s6xd1bsv
Setname uum_rbc
Date Created 2006-10-04
Date Modified 2012-10-24
ID 75230
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