Renaissance Europe 1300-1600: Dance - Research Article from Arts and Humanities Through the Eras

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Cesare Negri

c. 1535–c. 1604

Dance master
Dance theorist

Milan.

Cesare Negri's The Graces of Love (1602) was the most complete and detailed of all the great Renaissance works on dance theory and practice, and it provides a great deal of information about the dance life of the Italian upper classes in the late Renaissance. In this work Negri also informs us about his own life, allowing us to reconstruct the career of one of the Renaissance's most important dance masters. Born in Milan around 1535, he served the city's Spanish governors as dance master until 1599. Between 1555 and 1600 he also directed a number of spectacles for major Italian ducal families. His list of distinguished clients included the Visconti, the Medici, the Gonzaga, and D'Este. One of his most impressive productions was a spectacle celebrating the naval victory of the Italian admiral Andrea Doria against the Turks in 1560. Another was his...

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