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Pre-Classic Dance -- sources and Influence

Ballroom dance instruction manuals from the early 1700s are treasures of the Dance Division. They were revived as a teaching tool for modern dance during the 1930s in Louis Horst's influential composition courses. More recently, reconstructors of early dance and choreographers from ballet, modern and post-modern dance have all learned from pavannes and sarabands

Kellom Tomlinson The Art of Dancing, London, 1735, plate 10 showing Feuillet notation and dancers
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
"The Dancing Lesson"
Venice: Engraving by C. J. Flipart after painting by Longhi, 176-
Jerome Robbins Dance Division

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