Critical observations on the art of dancing : to which is added A collection of cotillons or French dances
Dancing -- Early works to 1800; Quadrille (Dance); Cotillions
Gallini, Giovanni-Andrea, 1728-1805
Gallini, Giovanni-Andrea (1728-1805) London: Printed for the author... (1770) Giovanni-Andrea Gallini was director of the Kings Theatre in London. In Critical Observations, he promoted the use of contemporary dance terminology. The first two chapters contain a history of dance which is largely indebted to Cahusac’s La danse ancienne et moderne, although without acknowledgement. Chapter three, “On the air and port of the person” summarizes the positive traits a student acquires from learning how to dance: a head erect without stiffness, a body upright without affectation, a gait firm and assured without heaviness, a bearing light and airy without indecency. A poem in celebration of Mr. Marcell, Gallini’s master, is appended. A “Description of several steps and movements practiced in the art of dancing” describes the ballroom, provides a glossary, explains floor patterns, illustrates the true and false positions, comments on a few steps, and denigrates the use of chorégraphie, or dance notation.
Printed for the author, and sold by R. Dodsley, [1770?]
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Art of Dancing;
To which is aided,
Cotillons or French Dances. By Giovanni-Andrea Galiini.
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Original Book:Critical observations on the art of dancing : to which is added A collection of cotillons or French dances