A Talk with … Philip Nicholas

Michelle Nadal

Michelle Nadal

This is the second of a series of interviews  called “A Talk with”. These talks are produced for our YouTube channel DanceArchives

 

May 2018

Philip Nicholas

Philip Nicholas

Philip talks about Michelle Nadal, famous French dancer, the book she gave him (“Dancing” by Marguerite Wilson) and her chosen exit out of this world. To download PDF of the book click here:  Dancing

The book was first published in 1899 by The Penn Publishing Company with illustrations of foot positions and dance hold. It is almost like a handbook for dance teachers, describing the dances of the time, like Contra Dances, Round Dances, Polka, Waltz, German/Cotillions and also “The Etiquette of Balls and Parties”.

Excerpt: The Waltz page 2

Excerpt: The Waltz page 2

Excerpt: The Waltz

Excerpt: The Waltz

 

 
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Brigitt Mayer-Karakis is the author of the award winning book "Ballroom Icons", and chief archivist for the WDC Dance History project.
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