On Common Ground 6: The Minuet in Time and Space (2007)

All Saints Pastoral Centre, London Colney, St Albans – 10-11 March 2007

The conference explored the essential dance of the 18th century, as a solo and a duet, from the 1700s to the 1900s, from the ballroom to the stage and even the silver screen. As well as listening to papers, participants experienced the variety of the minuet in several workshops.

Most of the papers are available to download.

Teresa Buckland – Keynote Lecture: The world we have lost: minuets and the past in late Victorian culture (not published in proceedings)

Moira Goff – Seductive Decorum: the Solo Minuet for a Girl (Workshop)

Grainne McArdle – The Minuet in Early Eighteenth-Century Dublin Society

Giles Bennett – The Minuet in 18th-Century Dance Treatises (Workshop)

Elizabeth Aldrich – Drooping Elbows and Stately Grace: “Movie Minuets” of the 1930s (not published in proceedings)

Jennifer Thorp – Spelling it out: Le Roussau’s The Montaigu, 1720

Kimiko Okamoto – Changing Relationships between Dance and Music in the Eighteenth-Century Minuet

Jeffrey Scott Longstaff, Darren Royston, Andrea Treu – Rudolf Laban’s Minuet in Choreographie, 1926 (Workshop)

Jørgen Schou-Pedersen – Minuet from Elverhöi, 1828 (Workshop)