A selection of beautiful paintings by Pierre Auguste Renoir - all depicting my two favorite things, ice skating and dancing.
This post was inspired by several things: my interest in ballroom culture and history, my love of the Viennese Waltz, my desire to visit Vienna (so much that I asked for Vienna travel guides for Christmas last year), and a few recent conversations about masquerade balls. After doing some basic research on the subject, I… Continue reading “Fasching” begins: an introduction to Viennese Ball Season
Once again, I am flabbergasted by others' great interest in the topics I am writing about. I have received lot of awesome feedback and suggestions from readers about pretty much everything I have posted. All of their material is so great that I really wanted to dedicate a post to each one, but they are… Continue reading Artistic Activities and Historic Happenings
Tonight's post is about dance history. It was inspired by this online exhibition by the American Antiquarian Society. I found it through a post made by my friends at Fred Astaire Dance Studios. The exhibition is about the history of social dance in the United States; it includes images of old letters, invitations, dance cards,… Continue reading Shall We Dance?