Dances of France II - Provence and Alsace (Hardcover)

Dances of France II - Provence and Alsace By Nicolette Tennevin, Marie Texier Texier Cover Image

Dances of France II - Provence and Alsace (Hardcover)

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From sun-drenched Provence, vibrating with warmth and the whirring 'song' of cicada, come some of the gayest and historically most interesting dances in all Europe. Here are Lou Rigaudon, 'invention of the devil'; La Farandoulo, said to have originated in the Minotaur's labyrinth; and the charming Jardiniero, in which the women hold floral hoops and the men baskets of flowers. And Alsace, scene of numberless fetes and ancient fairs still produces the amusing Cock Dance.


This second volume of French national dances is once again illustrated by four attractive colour plates, and contains the music and dance notations of four national dances.


Nicolette Tennevin comes from a Proven al family and is head of 'La Couqueto', a group of dancers actively seeking to uphold their heritage of traditional songs, dances, and costumes. Marie Texier is President of the Commission de Folklore de la F d ration Regionale Fran aise.

Product Details ISBN: 9781914311192
ISBN-10: 1914311191
Publisher: David Leonard
Publication Date: May 14th, 2021
Pages: 42
Language: English