Quick Search:

uzh logo
Browse by:

Zurich Open Repository and Archive

Rentsch, I (2008). „Divertissement“ und „Sitten-Lehre“. Zur gesellschaftlichen Funktion des Tanzes im 17. und frühen 18. Jahrhundert. Hudbní v?da, 45(1-2):25-44.

Full text not available from this repository.


The article focuses on the social and political implications of the ballet and social dance of the 17th and early 18th centuries. By the end of the 1660s, the idea of demonstration of French power through the allegorical ballets lost its importance, and the court dance functions were transferred to the balls. There, the dancers had to present themselves according to the social hierarchy, and in the manner appropriate to their rank. The fact that the dance ideal, which developed from the late 16th century, and reached its peak during the reign of Louis XIV, applied for the social dance deep into the 18th century, showed itself not only in the period ways of dance music performance, but also in its development.


Additional indexing

Item Type:Journal Article, not refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:06 Faculty of Arts > Institute of Musicology
Dewey Decimal Classification:780 Music
Deposited On:30 Sep 2009 09:13
Last Modified:05 Apr 2016 13:21
Publisher:Akademie Ved Ceske Republiky

Users (please log in): suggest update or correction for this item

Repository Staff Only: item control page