Music Prof Publishes Monograph on Renaissance Dance Manual
Pendragon Press recently released "The Music of Arbeau's Orchesographie," a monograph by Yvonne Kendall, professor of music at UHD.
The study examines the "Orchesographie," the most widely-known dance manual of Renaissance Europe. The book, which required over ten years of research, places French renaissance dance in cultural, religious and historic context, reviews Arbeau's life and training, and explores the lives of many influential people who supported dance during the religious struggles of the Reformation.
The book is part of Pendragon's Wendy Hilton Dance and Music Series.
Kendall earned her doctorate from Stanford University and is a noted musicologist specializing in historical performance.
To read more about the book, visit the Amazon website here.