Dances of Switzerland (Hardcover)

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Dances of Switzerland (Hardcover)


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This book gives a fascinating account of

Switzerland's rich heritage of dance and song

- a heritage to which all the four races of the

Swiss have contributed their varying shares.

The clog dances of the Alpine cowherds and

their well-known yodelling songs, the simple,

flowing Valse Frapp e of Geneva, and the gay

L deren Polka have been part of Swiss village

life for many hundreds of years.

These and many other dances, and their place

in Swiss folk life, are described by the author

in an introductory essay; in addition, four

typical dances are selected for more detailed

description, with music and step-notation,

and four delightful colour plates show the

correct costume for each.

Mlle. Witzig was General Secretary of the

Swiss National Costume Society and had

always had a love of the old Swiss customs

and folklore; her Society has done much

good work in the preservation of dance and costumes.

Product Details ISBN: 9781914311055
ISBN-10: 1914311051
Publisher: David Leonard
Publication Date: March 29th, 2021
Pages: 42
Language: English