‘Such dances are not reproved’ – or the Matter of Consent for Dance in the Middle Ages and Early Modern Era Cover Image
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„Takéto tance nie sú zakázané“ – alebo odobrenie tanca v stredoveku a ranom novoveku
‘Such dances are not reproved’ – or the Matter of Consent for Dance in the Middle Ages and Early Modern Era

Author(s): Sylwia Konarska-Zimnicka
Subject(s): History
Published by: VERBUM - vydavateľstvo Katolíckej univerzity v Ružomberku
Keywords: Middle Ages; Renaissance; dance; culture

Summary/Abstract: ‘Such dances are not reproved’– or the Matter of Consent for Dance in the Middle Ages and Early Modern Era” is based on original sources. The article is about liberalization of raw opinions on the subject of the dance and dancers in the Middle Ages and Early Modern World. Dance was one of the most meaningful ways of expressing one’s feelings. It was also a very enjoyable form of recreation, social closeness, or even a game filled with eroticism, a flirtation of dancers. And that is why dance and dancers were criticised. But as the dance knows no boundaries, it was practised very willingly by representatives of all social classes without exemption. And that was the main reason of appeasement of clerical critic’s hit her to existing opinion.

  • Issue Year: 2013
  • Issue No: 2
  • Page Range: 207-217
  • Page Count: 11
  • Language: English