The contredanse, the quadrille, and the cancan: dancing around democracy in post-revolutionary Paris

Parfitt, Clare (2008) The contredanse, the quadrille, and the cancan: dancing around democracy in post-revolutionary Paris. In: The Established Scholars Conference, Society for Dance Research, 15 March 2008, Roehampton University, London. (Submitted)

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Abstract

This presentation addresses three social dance forms in which France’s spasmodic transformation from monarchy to republic, from the seventeenth to nineteenth centuries, was performed, and new models of the body and society were tested and negotiated: the contredanse, the quadrille and the cancan. These dance forms were influential in reshaping not only the French body politic, but also various European and American body politics in nineteenth- and twentieth- century modernity.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: D History General and Old World > D History (General) > D901 Europe (General)
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GV Recreation Leisure > GV1580 Dance
Divisions: Departments > Dance
Event Title: The Established Scholars Conference, Society for Dance Research
Event Location: Roehampton University, London
Event Dates: 15 March 2008
Depositing User: Clare Parfitt
Date Deposited: 11 Nov 2013 15:19
Last Modified: 03 Oct 2016 09:42
URI: http://eprints.chi.ac.uk/id/eprint/1046

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