Social dance in the 1668 'Feste de Versailles': architecture and performance context

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Author: Barbara Coeyman
Date: May 1998
From: Early Music(Vol. 26, Issue 2)
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Document Type: Article
Length: 7,489 words

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The context of architecture and performance for social dance in the 1668 Feste de Versailles of Louis XIV provided, between art and nature, an exceptionally lovely atmosphere. One couple at a time would dance while others watched in the octagonal pavilion. Louis XIV used music, dance and performing arts in general to build the royal image.

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Gale Document Number: GALE|A20861163