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The Nordic Minuet: Royal Fashion and Peasant Tradition - cover image


Egil Bakka; Anne Fiksvik; Petri Hoppu




  • English


Paperback156 x 234 mm (6.14" x 9.21")
Hardback156 x 234 mm (6.14" x 9.21")


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  • ASDC
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  • PER003090
  • PER003100
  • HIS054000
  • HIS044000
  • MUS011000

    The Nordic Minuet

    Royal Fashion and Peasant Tradition

    This major new anthology of the minuet in the Nordic countries comprehensively explores the dance as a historical, social and cultural phenomenon. One of the most significant dances in Europe, with a strong symbolic significance in western dance culture and dance scholarship, the minuet has evolved a distinctive pathway in this region, which these rigorous and pioneering essays explore.

    As well as situating the minaret in different national and cultural contexts, this collection marshals a vast number of sources, including images and films, to analyze the changes in the dance across time and among different classes. Following the development of the minuet into dance revival and historical dance movements of the twentieth century, this rich compendium draws together a distinguished group of scholars to stimulate fresh evaluations and new perspectives on the minuet in history and practice.

    The Nordic Minuet: Royal Fashion and Peasant Tradition is essential reading for researchers, students and practitioners of dance; musicologists; and historical and folk dancers; it will be of interest to anybody who wants to learn more about this vibrant dance tradition.


    This is a thorough, rigorously researched and original contribution to dance scholarship which will become a definitive volume on the subject of the minuet in northern Europe. It will stimulate fresh evaluations and lead to interesting comparative studies. The large amount of illustrative material, both static and moving images, will make it most attractive to readers, especially students and amateur historical and folk dancers, as well as to musicologists.

    Theresa Buckland

    Emeritus Professor of Dance History and Ethnography at the University of Roehampton


    Egil Bakka

    Professor Emeritus of Dance Studies at Norwegian University of Science and Technology

    Anne Fiksvik


    Petri Hoppu

    Principal Lecturer at the Department of Media and Performing Arts at Oulu University of Applied Sciences