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May 05, 2016


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Very cool. A few thoughts:

  • Sonnambula is probably an opera quadrille; perhaps Italian Theatre too. I was initially wondering about Bayadere as well, but the popular ballet of that name is from 1877, and I can't quickly find reference to an earlier opera or ballet of that name. But maybe.
  • "Children will not be admitted to participate in the Cotillion." I gather that at some periods, "cotillion" has referred to the ball as a whole. I assume this is not such a period?
  • I have a dim memory of hearing of a county dance called Swiss Cottage, but I could be wrong. Let me see if I can dig anything up.

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