History of Dancing from the Earliest Ages to Our Own Times

Author:   Gaston Vuillier
Publisher:   Alpha Edition
ISBN:  

9789353601898


Pages:   498
Publication Date:   01 March 2019
Format:   Paperback
Availability:   In stock   Availability explained
We have confirmation that this item is in stock with the supplier. It will be ordered in for you and dispatched immediately.

Our Price $37.65 Quantity:  
Add to Cart

Share |

History of Dancing from the Earliest Ages to Our Own Times


Add your own review!

Overview

Excerpt from A History of Dancing From the Earliest Ages to Our Own Times Rom the first formation of societies, says Jean Jacques Rousseau, Song and Dance, true children of Love and Leisure, became the amusement, or rather the occupation, of idle assemblies Of men and women. Like Poetry and Music, to which it is closely allied, Dancing, properly so - called - the choregraphic art, that is to say - was probably unknown to the earliest ages of humanity. Savage man, wandering in forests, devouring the quivering flesh of his spoils, can have known nothing of those rhythmic postures which reflect sweet and caressing sensations entirely alien to his moods. The nearest approach to such must have been the leaps and bounds, the incoherent gestures, by which he expressed the joys and furiae of his brutal life. But when men began to form themselves into groups, this artless impulse became more flexible it accepted rules and submitted to laws. Dancing, a flower Of night, is said to have germinated under the skies Of the Pharaohs; tradition speaks of rounds, symbolic of sidereal motion, circling beneath the stars on the august soil of Egypt, mighty mother of the world. It manifested itself at first in sacred sciences, severe and hieratic; yet even then it babbled brokenly of joy and grief in the processions of Apis. Later on, in the course of ages, it became interwoven with all the manifestations of popular life, reflecting the passions Of man, and translating the most secret movements Of the soul into physical action. From the solemnity Of religious rites, from the fury of warfare, it passed to the gaiety Of pastoral sports, the dignity and grace Of polished society. It took on the splendour of social festivities, the caressing and voluptuous languors Of love, and even dolefully followed the funeral train. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

Full Product Details

Author:   Gaston Vuillier
Publisher:   Alpha Edition
Imprint:   Alpha Edition
Dimensions:   Width: 21.60cm , Height: 2.50cm , Length: 27.90cm
Weight:   1.143kg
ISBN:  

9789353601898


ISBN 10:   9353601894
Pages:   498
Publication Date:   01 March 2019
Audience:   General/trade ,  General
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   In stock   Availability explained
We have confirmation that this item is in stock with the supplier. It will be ordered in for you and dispatched immediately.

Table of Contents

Reviews

Author Information

Tab Content 6

Author Website:  

Customer Reviews

Recent Reviews

No review item found!

Add your own review!

Countries Available

All regions
Mother's Day Reading Guide

 

Flowers in a vase on top of a stack of books on a catalogue cover

Shopping Cart
Your cart is empty
Shopping cart
Mailing List