Historical Dance Volume 4

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Historical Dance – The Journal of HDS (ISSN 0261-0965)

The opinions expressed in articles and reviews are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent the views of the editor of Historical Dance or the committee of HDS.

Volume 4, Number 5

Music and Movement – Music and Dancing – Dancing, Movement and Music

Nathalie Dolmetsch (transcribed by Anne Daye)   Page 3–4

Nathalie Dolmetsch (1905–1989)

Anne Daye   Page 5–11

Book reviews

The Gentleman Dancing-Master: Mr Isaac and the English Royal Court from Charles II to Queen Anne by Jennifer Thorp. Clemson University Press: Studies in British Musical Cultures (Hardback), Clemson, SC,

Reviewed by Ken Pierce

Volume 4, Number 4, 2022

Dance for early Australian convicts: Discovering a lost culture

Heather Blasdale Clarke   Page 3–9

A recently discovered ballet for the court of Wolfenbüttel

Carola Finkel   Page 11–16

Mistresses of Dancing-schools in Edinburgh, 1755 to 1814

Olive Baldwin and Thelma Wilson   Page 17–23

The Cotillon: its origins, development and demise

Anne Daye   Page 25–38

Book reviews

Dancing Queen: Marie de Médicis’ Ballets at the Court of Henri IV by Melinda J. Gough. University of Toronto Press, Toronto, Buffalo, London, 2019

Reviewed by Anne Daye

Footprints of the Dance: an Early Seventeeth-Century Dance Master’s Notebook by Jennifer Nevile. Koninklijke Brill, Leiden, The Netherlands, 2018

Reviewed by Anne Daye

Volume 4, Number 3, 2018

La Feste de Chantilly and the dances of Guillaume-Louis Pécour, August 1688

Jennifer Thorp   Page 3–9

The Pavana in the Choregraphie figurativa, y demostrativa del Arte de Danzar, en la forma Española by Nicolás Rodrigo Noveli (Madrid, 1708): its contextualization and comparative study with the Spanish sources of the 17th and 18th centuries

Diana Campóo Schelotto   Page 10–26

English Measures Old and New: Dulwich College MS. XCIV/f.28

Anne Daye & Jennifer Thorp   Page 27–40

Book reviews

Sur quel pied danser? Danse et littérature. Actes du colloque organisé par Hélène Stafford, Michael Freeman et Edward Nye en avril 2003 à Lincoln College, Oxford by Edward Nye (editor). Rodopi BV, Amsterdam/New York, 2005

Reviewed by Moira Goff

A Dance Through Time: Images of Western Social Dancing from the Middle Ages to Modern Times by Jeremy Barlow (editor). Bodleian Library, Oxford, 2012

Reviewed by Moira Goff

Decorum of the Minuet, Delirium of the Waltz: A Study of Dance-Music Relations in ¾ Time by Eric McKee. Indiana University Press, Bloomington and Indianapolis, 2012

Reviewed by Jeremy Barlow

The Basse Dance Handbook: Text and Context by David Wilson. Pendragon Press, Hillsdale, NY, 2012

Reviewed by Anne Daye

The Lively Arts of the London Stage, 1675–1725 by Kathryn Lowerre (editor). Ashgate, Farnham, Surrey; Burlington, VT, 2013

Reviewed by Ken Pierce

Singing Simpkin and other Bawdy Jigs: Musical Comedy on the Shakespearean Stage by Roger Clegg and Lucie Skeaping. University of Exeter Press, 2014

Reviewed by Bill Tuck

Volume 4, Number 2, 2012

Desnoyer, Charmer of the Georgian Age

Moira Goff   Page 3–10

The ‘Passacaille of Armide’ Revisited: Rhetorical Aspects of Quinault’s / Lully’s tragédie en musique

Kimiko Okamoto   Page 11–18

‘The power of his commanding trident’: Tethys Festival as royal policy

Anne Daye   Page 19–28

Choreography and Meaning in Renaissance Danced Spectacles: A Catalyst for Discussion

Jennifer Nevile   Page 29–33

Book reviews

Royal Swedish Ballet: History from 1592 to 1962 by Marina Grut. Hildesheim, Georg Olms, 2007

Reviewed by Jennifer Thorp

Barocktanz: La Danse baroque: Baroque Dance and the Transfer of Culture between France and Germany around 1700 by Stephanie Schroedter, Marie-Thérèse Mourey, Giles Bennett (editors). Georg Olms Verlag, Hildesheim, 2008

Reviewed by Jennifer Thorp

Dance and its Music in America by Kate Van Winkle Keller. Pendragon Press, Hillsdale, New York. 2007

Reviewed by Chrystelle Bond

Mr Noverre’s Academy: A Georgian Dancing Master in Norwich by Marsh, Maggie. Norwich Early Dance Group/Running Angel, Norwich 2005

Reviewed by Moira Goff

The Menuet de la Cour by Tilden Russell and Dominique Bourassa. Terpsichore. Tanzhistorische Studien. Band 4. Georg Olms Verlag, Hildesheim, 2007

Reviewed by Moira Goff

Black Dance in London, 1730 – 1850 by Rodreguez King-Dorset. McFarland & Co., Jefferson, NC, 2008

Dance and Dancers in the Victorian and Edwardian Music Hall Ballet by Alexandra Carter. Ashgate, Aldershot, 2005.

Reviewed by Anne Daye

Dance, Spectacle, and the Body Politick, 1250–1750 by Jennifer Nevile (editor). Indiana University Press, Bloomington,

Ballet de la Nuit by Michael Burden and Jennifer Thorp (editors). Pendragon Press, Hillsdale, NY, 2009

Reviewed by Anne Daye

Volume 4, Number 1, 2004

The Banqueting House, Whitehall: a site specific to dance

Anne Daye   Page 3–22

‘Corona’, a bassa danza ala fila by Domenico

David Wilson   Page 23–28

Language in fifteenth-century Italian dance descriptions

David Wilson   Page 29–32

Book reviews

The Almain in Britain, c.1549 – c.1675: a dance manual from manuscript sources by Ian Payne. Ashgate, Aldershot, 2003

Reviewed by David Wilson

The Dancing Master by Pierre Rameau, translated by Cyril Beaumont. Dance Books, Alton, 2003

Reviewed by Jennifer Thorp

Letters on Dancing and Ballets by Jean-Georges Noverre, translated by Cyril Beaumont. Dance Books, Alton, 2004

Reviewed by Moria Goff