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On Common Ground 3: John Playford and the English Dancing Master, 1651

Cecil Sharp House, London
Jointly organised with the English Folk Dance and Song Society
24-25 March 2001

Over 200 people from both the historical dance and folk dance worlds in Austria, Belgium, Britain, Denmark, France, Germany, Ireland, Japan, Sweden and the USA gathered in London for this event jointly organised by DHDS and The English Folk Dance and Song Society. The formal paper presentations were divided into five sessions over the two days. The proceeding containing all the papers and summaries of 3 of the workshops are published by DHDS (see publications pages).

AuthorTitle
Jennifer Kiek'That againe': an Exploration of the Formulaic Sequences in early English Country Dance
Anne DayeTaking the Measure of Dance Steps 1650-1700, through the Publications of John Playford
Jeremy BarlowTunes in The English Dancing Master 1651: John Playford's Accidental Misprints?
Robert KellerThe Dancing Master, 1651-1728. An Illustrated Compendium: an On-Line Resource for the Analytical Study of English Country Dances
Diana CruickshankCircling the Square: The Country Dances of Thomas Bray
Ann KentCountry Dancing in the French Style at the End of the 18th Century
Annie RichardsonFraming One's Own Fortune: Hogarth's 'Analysis of Beauty' and the Country Dance in Comic Drama
Ellis RogersLong Division and the Circle Squared: 'How the Quadrille and Couple Dances Came to Supplant the English Country Dance in the Ball Repertoire of the Nineteenth Century
Peter BohlinCountry Dances from a Swedish Perspective (1760-1820s)
Birte Hoffmann-CabendaEnglish Country dances in Northern Germany around 1800
Hannelore UnfriedSir Roger - Scharutscha: a Ballroom Dance of the Fin de Siècle and a Current Austrian Folkdance
Derek Shofield'Little Ballets': Playford, Sharp and Douglas Kennedy in the 20th Century Folk Dance Revival
Gene MurrowPlayford in America - 3rd Figure
Colin HumePlayford Interpretation Today
Hazel DennisonJigg Saw Puzzle - a Tale of 3 Jigs
Diana JewittGym Knickers and Street Cred! The Place of Traditional Music, Dance and Song in English Education: its Chequered History through the Twentieth Century and its Current Fortunes
Nicolas BroadbridgePlaying for Playford Today (workshop)
Jørgen Schou-PedersenDubreil's Contre Dances (workshop)
Julia SuttonLorin and Playford: Connections and Disparities

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