Gigue (Baroque Dance) - The gigue (French pronunciation: ​[ʒiɡ]) or giga (Italian: [ˈdʒiːɡa]) is a lively baroque dance originating from the British jig. It was imported into France in the mid-17th century[2] and usually appears at the end of a suite. The gigue was probably never a court dance, but it was danced by nobility on social occasions and several court composers wrote gigues.[3]

Gigue (Baroque Dance) - The gigue (French pronunciation: ​[ʒiɡ]) or giga (Italian: [ˈdʒiːɡa]) is a lively baroque dance originating from the British jig. It was imported into France in the mid-17th century[2] and usually appears at the end of a suite. The gigue was probably never a court dance, but it was danced by nobility on social occasions and several court composers wrote gigues.[3]

French Baroque dance is dance of the Baroque era (roughly 1600–1750), closely linked with Baroque music, theatre and opera.

French Baroque dance is dance of the Baroque era (roughly 1600–1750), closely linked with Baroque music, theatre and opera.

Habits des nymphes de la suite d'Orithie du balet du Triomphe de l'Amour. Costume by Jean Berain père: a young woman wearing a feathered turban and embroidered jacket and skirt, dancing on a stage, 1681. Lully introduced the participation of women as professional dancers in this ballet.:

Habits des nymphes de la suite d'Orithie du balet du Triomphe de l'Amour. Costume by Jean Berain père: a young woman wearing a feathered turban and embroidered jacket and skirt, dancing on a stage, 1681. Lully introduced the participation of women as professional dancers in this ballet.:

Baroque Period Dance: The Minuet

Baroque Period Dance: The Minuet

A man and a woman dance to a guitar and castanets, with other dancers and the bay of Naples in the background; an early state before letter and much extra shading.  c.1773/5 Etching

A man and a woman dance to a guitar and castanets, with other dancers and the bay of Naples in the background; an early state before letter and much extra shading. c.1773/5 Etching

Quadrille de Mlle De // Loraine 1775 : 1775 : [maquette de costume] / [Louis-René Boquet] - 1

Quadrille de Mlle De // Loraine 1775 : 1775 : [maquette de costume] / [Louis-René Boquet] - 1

The British Library -- The Elusive Dancing Master

The British Library -- The Elusive Dancing Master

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