Author Cahusac, Louis de
Title La Danse Ancienne et Moderne ou Traité Historique de la Danse. Par M. de Cahusac, de l'Académie Royale des Sciences & Belles-Lettres de Prusse
Publishing Location La Haye
Year 1754
Publisher Jean Neaulme
Edition I
Number of Pages 3 voll., XXXII + 168 + 180 + 168
Publishing Country BEL
Publishing Language FRE
Notes

Online text: Vol. I - Vol. II - Vol. III

In tracing the history of dance from antiquity to the present day, Cahusac stresses its importance in the social sphere, besides the artistic one. For his attention to mimed dance, Cahusac has been considered the precuror of Noverre's theories on the "ballet d'action".

RECENT EDITIONS:
Reprints of the first edition:
- Genève, Slatkine, 1971 (anastatic reprint). Includes the Epitre sur les dangers de la poésie (1739) also by Cahusac.
- Paris, Desjonquères, Centre national de la danse, 2004. (Édition présentée, établie et annotée par Nathalie Lecomte, Laura Naudeix, Jean-Noël Laurenti).


 

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