Rigaudon

Rigaudon

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. The rigaudon (also spelled rigadon, rigadoon) is a French baroque dance with a lively duple metre. The music is similar to that of a bourr e, but the rigaudon is rhythmically simpler with regular phrases (eight measure phrases are most common). Also spelled Rigadoon, it is a sprightly 17th-century French folk dance for couples. Traditionally, the folkdance was associated with the provinces of Vavarais, Languedoc, Dauphin, and Provence in southern France, and it became popular as a court dance during the reign of Louis XIV (Little 2001). Its hopping steps were adopted by the skillful dancers of the French and English courts, where it remained fashionable through the 18th century. By the close of the 18th century, however, it had given way in popularity as a ballroom dance (along with the passepied, bourr e, and gigue) to the minuet (Cunningham Woods 1895-96, 93).show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 100 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 6mm | 159g
  • Spellpress
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 6136305593
  • 9786136305592