Dances of Portugal by Lucile Armstrong
Dances of Portugal
by Lucile Armstrong
Edited by Violet Alford
(Handbooks of European National Dances)
Max Parrish & Company, 1948 [First Edition], illustrated colour frontispiece and title page, illustrated coloured plates, hardcover, dust-jacket
Very Good Condition, some edge and shelf wear, some rubbing to edges and corners, previous owners inscription on front end-paper, wrapper foxing to end-papers, price-clipped dust-jacket shows some edge and shelf wear with some rubbing, chips and small tears to edges and corners, (see photographs)
"Mrs. Armstrong, who has lived in Portugal for many years and made a special study of Portuguese dancing, gives in this book a delightful description of the traditional dances, with their intricate figures, sudden leaps and turns in the air, and above all their endless variety and improvisation. Travelling to remote villages, often under conditions of some difficulty, she has gathered her material from sources where traditions are still fresh and living. From the Vira in the north to the complicated waltz figures of the Tagus fisher-folk, she has seen them all, and her enthusiasm stands out on every page.
This book contains music and step notation for four of the best and most typical of the country dances of Portugal, and four beautiful colour-plates show the costumes appropriate to each."