Dances of Switzerland (Hardcover)
This book gives a fascinating account of
Switzerland's rich heritage of dance and song
- a heritage to which all the four races of the
Swiss have contributed their varying shares.
The clog dances of the Alpine cowherds and
their well-known yodelling songs, the simple,
flowing Valse Frapp e of Geneva, and the gay
L deren Polka have been part of Swiss village
life for many hundreds of years.
These and many other dances, and their place
in Swiss folk life, are described by the author
in an introductory essay; in addition, four
typical dances are selected for more detailed
description, with music and step-notation,
and four delightful colour plates show the
correct costume for each.
Mlle. Witzig was General Secretary of the
Swiss National Costume Society and had
always had a love of the old Swiss customs
and folklore; her Society has done much
good work in the preservation of dance and costumes.