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Le Gratie d'Amore: Video and sound

A guide to resources relating to this early 17th-century dance treatise.

Video

Le gratie d'amore [videorecording] / dirección, Eduardo Tironi B. ; una producción Filmocentro. 
[New York] : HDF, Historical Dance Foundation, c1992. VHS videocassette.
Music Library, Media Library, Call No: GV1747 .G73 1992 (Click on image to see full cover.)

Court Dance Company of New York, Taller de Danzas Antiquas.  Demonstrations of European court dances of the late 1500s, based on original descriptions by Thoinot Arbeau, Cesare Negri and Fabritio Caroso.  33 min.  In Spanish with English subtitles.  (Click on image to see full details.) Contents:
Pavan-galliard -- Suite of Branles -- Il canario -- La caccia d'amore -- Adda felice -- So ben mi chi ha bon tempo -- Passo e mezzo -- La gaillarde de la garde.
Two reviews describe, compare and contrast Le Gratie D'Amore (VHS), above, and Il Ballarino (DVD, originally published on VHS), below.

Langston, Lizbeth. Il Ballarino: The Art of Renaissance Dance by Julia Sutton; Le Gratie D'amore: European Court Dance of The Late Renaissance by Charles Garth. Dance Research Journal 26.1 (1994): 34–35.

Tomko, Linda J. The Art of Renaissance Dance by Il Ballarino, Julia Sutton, Johannes Holub; European Court Dance of the Late Renaissance by Le Gratie d'amore, Danzas Antiguas.  [Music Library Asso.] Notes 51.3 (1995): 1004–1006.

Il Ballarino: the art of Renaissance dance [videorecording]. Hightstown, NJ : Dance Horizons, [200-?]. 1 videodisc (33 min.) :  sd., col. ;  4 3/4 in. Music Library, Media Library, Call No: GV1655 .B34 2000z

Originally produced as a motion picture in 1990. (Click on image to see full cover information.)

Video teaches authentic Renaissance court dances, gestures and step vocabulary associated with them. The Renaissance dance steps are demonstrated and described by Julia Sutton from dance manuals of the 16th century Italian masters Fabritio Caroso and Cesare Negri. (Click on image to see full details.) Contents:
Glossary of steps and step patterns in Caroso and Negri (demonstrated by Rader and Perrier) -- So ben mi chi ha buon tempo ("I know who is having a good time") / choreography, Negri ; reconstructed by Sutton ; musical setting, Orazio Vecchi (danced by Rader and Perrier) -- Allegrezza d’amore ("The joys of love") / choreography, Orazio Martire ; corrected and edited by Caroso ; reconstructed by Rader ; music, anonymous (danced by Rader, Karver, and Vollmer) -- La caccia d’amore ("The hunt of love") / choreography, Negri ; reconstructed by Rader ; music, Giovanni Gastoldi (?) (danced by the ensemble) -- Il piantone (Galliard mixer) (danced by the ensemble) -- So ben mi chi ha buon tempo (danced by Rader and Perrier). Repetition without rubrics.

Note:  the textual counterpart of Caroso's portions of Il Ballarino is the following:

Caroso, Fabritio.  Il ballarino : a facsimile of the 1581 Venice edition / Marco Fabrizio Caroso. New York : Broude Bros., 1967. Main Stacks, Call No: MT950 .C26 1581a

 

Music recordings

Negri, C.: Le Gratie d’Amore [streaming sound] Hong Kong : Naxos Digital Services US Inc.  Catalog record

Ensemble La Follia.  Booklet contains a good deal of dance-relevant information.  Segments:

Balletto detto lo Spagnoletto ( 04 min., 07 sec. ) / Negri -- Brando di Cales ( 03 min., 44 sec. ) / Negri -- Leggiadra Marina ( 02 min., 38 sec. ) / Negri -- Bizzarria d’Amore ( 03 min., 49 sec. ) / Negri -- Il Grazioso ( 02 min., 50 sec. ) / Negri -- Il Torneo Amoroso ( 03 min., 27 sec. ) / Negri -- So ben mi chi ha bon tempo ( 03 min., 01 sec. ) / Negri -- Il Bigara ( 02 min., 34 sec. ) / Negri -- Cortesia Amorosa ( 03 min., 55 sec. ) / Negri -- Bassa Gioiosa ( 03 min., 19 sec. ) / Negri -- Alta Somaglia ( 02 min., 37 sec. ) / Negri -- Ballo fatto da sei Cavalieri ( 02 min., 41 sec. ) / Negri -- Il Bianco Fiore ( 03 min., 18 sec. ) / Negri -- Il Pastor Leggiadro ( 03 min., 37 sec. ) / Negri -- Il Cesarino ( 02 min., 52 sec. ) / Negri -- Fedelta d’Amore ( 03 min., 42 sec. ) / Negri. 

Il ballarino [sound recording] : Italian dances, c1600. 
London : Hyperion, p1987. Broadside Band.  1 sound disc :  digital, stereo. ;  4 3/4 in.
Music Library, Audio/Visual Center, Call No: YCD-2750

This sound recording contains musical works alluded to in Cesare Negri's Le Gratie d'amore as well as several period dance treatises by other dancing masters.  Segments:
Cascarda : Allegrezza d’amore (2:02) -- La catena d’amore (2:15) -- Balletto : Celeste giglio (5:19) -- Gagliardas: Moneghina ; and, La canella (2:45) -- Balletto : Alta carretta (4:41) -- Ballo francese. Tedesca. Schiarazula marazula. Ungarescha (4:44) -- Bassa gioiosa -- La nizzarda (2:01) -- Gagliarda lombarda. Ballo lombardo. Gagliarda seconda (2:43) -- Balletto : La sirena (1:15) -- Balletto : Forza d’amore (3:26) -- Saltarello del pass’e mezo. Ballo ongaro (3:34) -- Balletto : Alta Gonzaga (2:01) -- Dolce amoroso fuoco (2:01) -- Il canario (11:21) -- Ballo del fiore (3:28).