MIDDLE AGES

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In the Middle Ages the image of death is transformed into a symbol of tremendous power. “Dance of Death» (dance macabre), especially widespread in Europe in the 14th century., During an epidemic of plague. In social terms, this dance, like death itself, call the representatives of different social classes.

Usually it quickly starts dancing; then one of the dancers suddenly fell to the ground, depicting the dead, and the rest continued to dance around him, posing in a burlesque mourning the deceased. If the dead man portrayed a man, his back to life kissing girls; if a girl – her kissing a man. After the “resurrection” followed by a general round dance.

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  Masquerades, Maumere and carnivals, the favorite entertainment in the Middle Ages, especially prevalent in the Renaissance. In the 15th and 16th centuries. such representations were held in the homes of the nobility and complexity as they have become expensive festivities.The rulers of the Italian city-states, such as the Medici, Sforza, Gonzaga and Este, more attention is paid pageantry. To put things in order and strengthen discipline, there were special dancing master, for whom dance was the epitome of restraint and refinement. It now had no “national”; dance became more theatrical. Professional dancing master rehearsed in advance with the nobles individual steps and figures and directed the movement of groups of dancers.Most Renaissance fond masquerades, i.e. dancing in masks, and masks were in this era of special importance.

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To put things in order and strengthen discipline, there were special dancing master, for whom dance was the epitome of restraint and refinement. It now had no “national”; dance became more theatrical. Professional dancing master rehearsed in advance with the nobles individual steps and figures and directed the movement of groups of dancers.Most Renaissance fond masquerades, ie dancing in masks, and masks were in this era of special importance.

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In the 17th century. dance fashion trendsetter for the entire civilized world was France. Courtiers of European courts imitated dance, adopted in Versailles. In the reign of Louis XIV of Dance leave his romantic spirit, folklore nature. Such is the case with most new dances taken noble society, such as the Saraband, which has mastered the French court, essentially changing even during the reign of Louis XIII and originally differed unbridled candor and movements.

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