Dance in Handel's London Operas

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In considering Handel's imaginative response to a range of contemporary theatrical dance styles and practices, this study demonstrates that dance was far from peripheral to the genre of opera seria. The importance of London as a leading centre for dance innovation, and the interaction between various theatrical genres regarding the use of dance, is also established.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationRochester, NY
PublisherUniversity of Rochester Press
Number of pages266
ISBN (Print)9781580464208
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2013


  • opera history, theatre history
  • eighteenth-century studies
  • London
  • dance history, music history
  • theatre history, dance history, aesthetics
  • George Frideric Handel

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Arts and Humanities


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  • Handel and his dance interpreters

    McCleave, S., Jan 2016, Haendel-Jahrbuch. Landgraf, A. (ed.). Kassel: Barenreiter, Vol. 62. p. 157-172 15 p.

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