Grotesque Dance

Grotesque Dance

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Grotesque dance (French: danse grotesque; Italian: ballo grottesco) is a category of theatrical dance that became more clearly differentiated in the 18th century and was incorporated into ballet, although it had its roots in earlier centuries. As opposed to the danse noble or "noble dance" performed in royal courts which emphasised beauty of movement and noble themes, grotesque dances were comic or lighthearted and created for buffoons and commedia dell'arte characters. In 16th and 17th centuries grotesque dances were often presented as an anti-masque, performed between the acts of more serious courtly entertainments. Likewise, the 17th century ballet a entr es (a series of loosely connected tableaux rather than a continuous dramatic narrative) sometimes contained grotesque sequences, most notably those devised by the Duke of Nemours for the court of Louis XIII.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 76 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 5mm | 122g
  • Psychopublishing
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 6136282666
  • 9786136282664