Age of the Galliard
Curt Sachs first coined the term "Age of the Galliard" to describe the style of dance performed in Italy from the early sixteenth through the mid-seventeenth centuries. Herein, I present my work - translations, notations, and teaching resources - of this era of dance.
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Il Ballarino: Cascarde
Il Ballarino: Cascarde presents dances of late-sixteenth century Italy in a new, easy-to-use format that allows dancers and musicians of all skill levels to be able to understand and perform these dances.

For the beginner dancer, the dances have been written in a simple, standardized format that is easy to follow. Further, the steps have been redefined in modern, concise English. Footnotes have also been provided explaining any complex sections of choreography, explaining all interpretations or changes, and explaining the methods of reconstruction.

For the musicians, the music for each dance has been written in two formats. The first piece is the original music, transposed to modern sheet music. The second piece has been rewritten to be easy for recorders. It has been transposed to an easier key and delineated into three parts.

For all users, charts have been provided outlining the attributes of each dance and piece of music. These charts enable the user to look at the dances from a more global perspective and choose a dance based on the skills of the dancers and/or musicians.
From the back:
"Within these pages, a brilliant new and concise translation of Caroso's Il Ballarino is delivered. In this introductory volume, Margaret Roe focuses on the Cascarde dances described in arcane and florid prose by Fabrito Caroso in his renowned 1581 dance manual. Il Ballarino: Cascarde describes clearly and accurately the steps, the music, and the methodology used in translating this most seminal work of Sixteenth Century Italian Dance into clear, modern English for the modern student, re-enactor, and musician. Easy to follow charts, clear descriptions and definitions of dance steps, and sheet music scored for modern instruments are all combined, making the material available to novice and master alike."

Included in this book:
This is the second edition of this book. If you have the first edition (copyright 2009), the updates made are available here.

All copies purchased directly from me will be autographed copies.
6"x9" Paperback, 182 pages
$15.00 + Shipping*

Il Ballarino: Cascarde Music
This CD contains all of the necessary music for practicing the dances contained within Il Ballarino: Cascarde. The music for this CD has been computer-generated.
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