- Sorry, this item is not available in
- Image not available
- To view this video download Flash Player
LEARN TO DANCE an Italian Renaissance dance suite: Nido d'Amore, The Nest of Love. HOW TO DANCE THROUGH TIME, Volume III explores the social and technical intricacy of Renaissance dance. One dance, Nido d'Amore, exposes the techniques for all the major dance suites of the era. The refined introduction,The Opening, explodes into male virtuoso display, The Galliard, builds to mutual ecstasy; The Saltarello, and culminates in a statement of strong individualism, The Canary. This suite mirrors the episodic changes of courtship. As with all the HOW TO DANCE THROUGH TIME videos, the dance is introduced with a concise, historical overview illustrated with authentic photographs and drawings. All of the steps are carefully researched from authentic period manuscripts. Each instruction shows close up views and slow motion so that easy learning is possible. Professional dancers demonstrate step details. Following the instructional section, dancers perform the entire suite with the authentic music and fashions of the era. Production of the How To Dance Through Time series follows rave reviews from critics, dance experts, libraries, colleges, dance lovers, and historians who have enthusiastically embraced the two volume video set, DANCETIME! 500 Years of Social Dance.
Each of these 45 minute splendidly presented videos easily permit the viewers to achieve competency and fluency in these period dances and are highly recommended additions to personal, professional, dance school, public Library, academic, and community theatre video reference collections. --The Midwest Book Review
Once again guided by Carol Teten, who provides enlightened historical and sociological background, we learn that dancing was a basic, important social skill of all nobility and upper classes...recommended for intermediate to advanced dancers and historical collections. --Video Librarian
These instructional videos will be invaluable to choreographers who create dances for period films or for cotillions and charity balls. They preserve the art form and provide the story of the cultural phenomenon, thus making a perfect addition to dance, design, and anthropological libraries. --Dance On Camera Journal