[SCA-Dance] "Nobilta Di Dame" available again
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Wed Jul 1 19:25:17 EDT 2009
The Dover edition of Julia Sutton's translation of Caroso's "Nobilta Di Dame" is back in print! You can order it from Amazon for $17.05. (Used copies had been selling for $50 or more.)
Nobilta Di Dame contains detailed "rules" for how to do the various 16th century dance steps, as well as 49 choreographies. However, this is a translation, not a reconstruction of these dances. You still have to do the work of figuring out how to dance them yourself. Nevertheless, if you have any interest in 16th century dance, this book is worth buying, even if you don't dance the specific choreographies contained in it. Sutton's overview of the dance types of the period and the chapters discussing the issues involved in translating the text and music would be of use to anyone who is interested in the process of reconstructing dances from primary sources.
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