The Dances of the Renaissance are known to us mostly in the form of instrumental music, which has become more and more popular in recent years.
In 1589, the 'Orchésographie' (A method of dance description) was published in Langres. In this work, Thoinot Arbeau describes 35 French Renaissance dances, which were folk dances in origin, but which he had arranged for use at court. Many of these dances are still being danced in France today.
In a language easily comprehensible for interested amateurs, Hinrich Langeloh presents a first introduction to the fascinating social dances of the Renaissance. In his comprehensive, practical dance tutor he explains ten partnered dances and twenty branles in detail, so that they can be easily reproduced.
Detailed additional information, numerous illustrations, a comprehensive music annex with all the tunes recorded on the CD, and a bibliography make this book a real treasure trove also for experts on historical dance.
The CD 'Renaissance-Tänze der Orchésographie nach Thoinot Arbeau' by 'Katharco Early Music Consort' is included.
The book is written in German language.