Monthly Archives: November 2019

Fille mal Gardée: the Gorsky pas de deux music for piano

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The short version This post started out as a bit of excitement at finding that the source for the Gorsky Fille mal gardée pas de deux male solo was Czibulka’s Scène de ballet Op. 268 (1882), and that it was available, … Continue reading

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Steps in a polonaise rhythm: Rasmussen’s “Experiencing Architecture”

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Rhythm in architecture A few years ago I was trying to write some study materials about “rhythm,” and tied myself in knots trying to connect all the different ways the word is used in different contexts: art, architecture, poetry, music: … Continue reading

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Waltz offences: when to call the police

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For no reason except that I love the story, here’s an interesting fact about the waltz in 19th century Innsbruck. According to Eric McKee (2014) after 1780, the term deutscher Tanz, which until then meant any German spinning dance, began … Continue reading

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Historical dance resources page (Richard Powers)

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Now and again I come across resources on the web that make me wonder how it was possible to have missed them all this time. Richard Powers’ website about historical dance is one of those. I was looking for an … Continue reading

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