martedì 18 febbraio 2014

Guglielmo Ebreo da Pesaro and Renaissance Dance


The beautiful dance, with which virtue is acquired in order to give pleasure to the gentle soul, comforts the heart, makes it more refined and gently offers a cheerful sight.
(De pratica seu arte tripudii)

Guglielmo Ebreo da Pesaro, one of the local historical figures who best represents the theme of creative passion and ambition. Often unknown to the town people themselves he was a court dancer and a composer in the 15th century, the first dance teacher who left a treatise, De arte saltandi et choreas ducendi, and worked not only to spread the new art of court dance, but above all to complete the process of sublimation of gestures and postures that would become the hallmark of the European courtly dance of the two following centuries.

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