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On Common Ground 3: John Playford and the English Dancing Master, 1651

Cecil Sharp House, London
Jointly organised with the English Folk Dance and Song Society
24-25 March 2001

Over 200 people from both the historical dance and folk dance worlds in Austria, Belgium, Britain, Denmark, France, Germany, Ireland, Japan, Sweden and the USA gathered in London for this event jointly organised by the HDS and The English Folk Dance and Song Society. The formal paper presentations were divided into five sessions over the two days. All the papers may be downloaded free of charge.

Jennifer Kiek'That againe': an Exploration of the Formulaic Sequences in early English Country Dance [Download (pdf)]
Anne DayeTaking the Measure of Dance Steps 1650-1700, through the Publications of John Playford [Download (pdf)]
Jeremy BarlowTunes in The English Dancing Master 1651: John Playford's Accidental Misprints? [Download (pdf)]
Robert KellerThe Dancing Master, 1651-1728. An Illustrated Compendium: an On-Line Resource for the Analytical Study of English Country Dances [Download (pdf)]
Diana CruickshankCircling the Square: The Country Dances of Thomas Bray [Download (pdf)]
Ann KentCountry Dancing in the French Style at the End of the 18th Century [Download (pdf)]
Annie RichardsonFraming One's Own Fortune: Hogarth's 'Analysis of Beauty' and the Country Dance in Comic Drama [Download (pdf)]
Ellis RogersLong Division and the Circle Squared: 'How the Quadrille and Couple Dances Came to Supplant the English Country Dance in the Ball Repertoire of the Nineteenth Century [Download (pdf)]
Peter BohlinCountry Dances from a Swedish Perspective (1760-1820s) [Download (pdf)]
Birte Hoffmann-CabendaEnglish Country dances in Northern Germany around 1800 [Download (pdf)]
Hannelore UnfriedSir Roger - Scharutscha: a Ballroom Dance of the Fin de Siècle and a Current Austrian Folkdance [Download (pdf)]
Derek Schofield'Little Ballets': Playford, Sharp and Douglas Kennedy in the 20th Century Folk Dance Revival [Download (pdf)]
Gene MurrowPlayford in America - 3rd Figure [Download (pdf)]
Colin HumePlayford Interpretation Today [Download (pdf)]
Hazel DennisonJigg Saw Puzzle - a Tale of 3 Jigs [Download (pdf)]
Diana JewittGym Knickers and Street Cred! The Place of Traditional Music, Dance and Song in English Education: its Chequered History through the Twentieth Century and its Current Fortunes [Download (pdf)]
Nicolas BroadbridgePlaying for Playford Today (workshop) [Download (pdf)]
Jørgen Schou-PedersenDubreil's Contre Dances (workshop) [Download (pdf)]
Julia SuttonLorin and Playford: Connections and Disparities [Download (pdf)]

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