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A brief history

A brief history

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Ann Hinchliffe with Anne Daye Have you ever wondered where our wonderful folk dances come from? Why Cotswold morris echoes the structure of Black Nag and Picking up Sticks? How Jane Austen's characters could talk so much while they were dancing? (more…)
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Historical Dance Volume 4

Journal
[vc_row][vc_column][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width="2/3"][vc_single_image image="2993" img_size="full" alignment="center"][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/3"][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width="2/3"][vc_column_text] 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.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/3"][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Volume 4, Number 4 (in preparation) [/vc_column_text][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width="2/3"][vc_column_text] Dance for early Australian convicts: Discovering a lost culture Heather Blasdale-Clarke[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/3"][vc_btn title="Download" style="flat" shape="square" color="black" align="center" link="url:https%3A%2F%2Fhistoricaldance.org.uk%2Fwp-content%2Fuploads%2F2020%2F09%2FHistDance-20xx-V4N4-pp03-09-Clarke.pdf|target:_blank"][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width="2/3"][vc_column_text] A recently discovered ballet for the court of Wolfenbüttel Carola Finkel[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/3"][vc_btn title="Download" style="flat" shape="square" color="black" align="center" link="url:https%3A%2F%2Fhistoricaldance.org.uk%2Fwp-content%2Fuploads%2F2020%2F09%2FHistDance-20xx-V4N4-pp11-16-Finkel.pdf|target:_blank"][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_column_text]Book reviews[/vc_column_text][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width="2/3"][vc_column_text] 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[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/3"][vc_btn title="Download" style="flat" shape="square" color="black" align="center" link="url:https%3A%2F%2Fhistoricaldance.org.uk%2Fwp-content%2Fuploads%2F2020%2F09%2FHDReviews_V4_N4_12.pdf|target:_blank"][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width="2/3"][vc_column_text] Footprints of the…
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Baroque period

Baroque period

Education, For dancers, For musicians
Following the foundation of the Académie royale de danse in 1661, Louis XIV ordered academicians to invent a notational system to record dances.  In response, at least four systems were in progress in the 1680s, one of which came to disseminate dances of French style across Europe by means of printing/publishing businesses. (more…)
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What are the objectives of HDS?

What are the objectives of HDS?

Important
The main objective of the Society as set out in the constitution is the promotion of the study, practice, education, and public engagement in the performance, music, and costume of European and other dances from the 15th to 20th centuries as recorded in the sources of the period. (more…)
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