Dance

Early Dance Repertoire

Italy, 15th Century:
Amoroso: Guglielmo
Lauro: Guglielmo
Rostiboli Gioioso: Domenico

Italy, 16th Century:
Alta Somaglia: M. Stefano, 1602 (Negri, Le Gratie d’Amore)
Barriera: Caroso, 1600 (galliard from Santucci, 1614)
Celeste Giglio: Caroso, 1600
Chiara Stella: Caroso, 1581
Contentezza d’Amore: Caroso, 1600
Il Bigarà: Negri, 1602
Le Bellezze D’Olimpia: Caroso, 1581
Leggiadra Marina: Negri, 1602
Passo e Mezzo (Lady’s part): Caroso, 1581
So Ben Mi Chi Ha Buon Tempo: Negri, 1602
Spagnoletta Nuova al Modo di Madriglia: Caroso, 1600

Baroque, 1650 – 1750:
Couplet de Dance sur un Air à trois temps: Pecour, 1704
Forlana: Pecour, (Pemberton) 1711
La Gaillarde: Balon
La Savoye: Pecour, 1700
Sarabande Pour Une Femme: Pecour, 1704
The Diana: P. Siris, 1725

The following were learned through various YouTube channels:

France, 15th Century:
Danse de Cleves (Basse Danse): Brussels Manuscript, 1495-97

France, 16th Century:
Branle Charlotte: Arbeau, 1589
Branle des Chevaulx (Horse’s Branle): Arbeau, 1589
Branle des Lavandieres (Washerwoman’s Branle): Arbeau, 1589
Branle de l’Official: Arbeau, 1589
Branle des Sabots (Clog Branle): Arbeau, 1589

England:
Graies Inne Maske: Playford (English Country Dance), 1651
Ly Bens Distonys: The Gresley Manuscript, 1500
Ould Almaine: Inns of Court (The Old Measures), 1580-90
Quadran Pavan: Inns of Court (The Old Measures), 1580-90
Queen’s Almaine: Inns of Court (The Old Measures), 1580-90


References

Caroso, Fabritio. Courtly Dance of the Renaissance: A New Translation and Edition of the Nobilta di Dame (1600). New York: Dover Publications, Inc., 1995.
Nevile, Jennifer. Dance, Spectacle, and the Body Politick, 1250-1750. Bloomington: Indiana University Press., 2008.
Rameau, Pierre. The Dancing Master. Alton: Dance Books Ltd., 2003.
A Collection of Dances – beginner book
Katherine’s Renaissance Dance Pages
Library of Dance – Vintage Dance Manuals
The Historical Dance Society – teaching videos

Classes

Seattle Early Dance
Thomas Baird