Dance

Early Dance Repertoire

Italy, 15th Century:
Amoroso: Guglielmo, 1475
Rostiboli Gioioso: Domenico, 1475
Lauro: Guglielmo

Italy, 16th Century:
Barriera: Caroso, 1600 (Galliard from Santucci, 1614)
So Ben Mi Chi Ha Buon Tempo: Negri, 1602
Passo e Mezo (Lady’s part): Caroso, 1581
Spagnoletta Nuova al modo di Madriglia: Caroso, 1600
Celeste Giglio: Caroso, 1600
Le Bellezze D’Olimpia: Caroso, 1581
Chiara Stella: Caroso, 1581
Alta Somaglia: Negri, 1602
Leggiadra Marina: Negri, 1602

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

(The following were learned through various YouTube channels – see Resources below):
France, 15th Century:
Danse de Cleves (Basse Danse): Brussels Manuscript, 1495-97

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

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


References

My two books!
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.

Resources

Seattle Early Dance
Katherine’s Renaissance Dance Pages
Historical Dance Society’s teaching and performance videos
Lorenzo Pettrucci’s Beginner Book