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by Elizabeth Aldrich

Author: Elizabeth Aldrich
Subcategory: Performing Arts
Language: English
Publisher: Northwestern University Press; 1 edition (December 15, 1991)
Pages: 225 pages
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Elizabeth Aldrich is an expert on the dance and social structure of the 19th century where cotillions, debutante balls, assemblies, etc. were when women set an impression upon possible suitors.

Elizabeth Aldrich is an expert on the dance and social structure of the 19th century where cotillions, debutante balls, assemblies, etc. Aldrich does an excellent job in explaining everything from manners to dance styles and music performed for the dances. Young women were expected to know the dances, wear white gloves, and act properly among the company of society. This book is great for people interested in dance, social structure, and life in the 19th century

Elizabeth Aldrich From the Ballroom to Hell: Grace and Folly in Nineteenth-Century Dance.

Elizabeth Aldrich From the Ballroom to Hell: Grace and Folly in Nineteenth-Century Dance. ru/books/aldrich 1991.

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Elizabeth Aldrich is director of the International Early Dance Institute and is president of the Society of Dance History Scholars

Elizabeth Aldrich is director of the International Early Dance Institute and is president of the Society of Dance History Scholars. Co-founder of the Historical Dance Foundation, she is a consultant to the Smithsonian Institute and has choreographed for the American Ballroom Theatre, the New York Baroque dance Company, and the Court Dance Company of New York. Ms. Aldrich has provided reconstructions and choreography for several major feature films, including Mr. and Mrs. Bridge starring Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward

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During the 1800s, dance and etiquette manuals provided ordinary men and women with the keys to becoming gentlemen and ladies-and thus advancing in society. Why dance? To the insecure and status-oriented upper middle class, the ballroom embodied the perfect setting in which to demonstrate one's fitness for membership in genteel society. From the Ballroom to Hell collects over 100 little-known excerpts from dance, etiquette, beauty, and fashion manuals from the nineteenth century.

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In 1892 an ex-dancing master in Chicago actually published a book called From the Ballroom to Hell.

In her book From the Ballroom to Hell, Elizabeth Aldrich has combined. Journal of Sport History, Vol. 20, No. 3 (Winter 1993) Aldrich, Elizabeth. From the Ballroom to Hell: Grace and Folly in Nineteenth- Century Dance. Evanston, IL: Northwestern University Press, 1991. her insights as a scholar, reconstructor, and choreographer to create a valuable. and entertaining study of American cultural history during the nineteenth. Pp. vii, 225. Illustrations, musical examples, foreword, preface, notes, select bibliography, annotated bibliography, index.

The Social Dances of the Nineteenth Century in England (London: Herbert Jenkins, 1960). 2. Smigel, Elizabeth, The Function of Dance in the Early Victorian Theatre as Represented in the Plays of Charles Selby, (P. University of Toronto, 1992), 180–81. 3. Rieger, Jennifer . The Minuet: Neoclassicism in Motion, (. A. thesis, York University, 1987), passim.

During the 1800s, dance and etiquette manuals provided ordinary men and women with the keys to becoming gentlemen and ladies--and thus advancing in society. Why dance? To the insecure and status-oriented upper middle class, the ballroom embodied the perfect setting in which to demonstrate one's fitness for membership in genteel society.From the Ballroom to Hell collects over 100 little-known excerpts from dance, etiquette, beauty, and fashion manuals from the nineteenth century. Included are instructions for performing various dances, as well as musical scores, costume patterns, and the proper way to hold one's posture, fork, gloves, and fan. While of particular interest to dancers, dance historians, and choreographers, anyone fascinated by the ways and mores of the period will find From the Ballroom to Hell an endearing and informative glimpse of America's past.