World Music Exploration 2010/11 Week 13 - Traditional French Dances

There are some nasty bugs going around. Our musical journey was postponed because I fell ill last week. We move onto France this month. This week, we are exploring three traditional French dances (with corresponding music): the Rigaudon - a lively dance in duple meter, the Minuet - a graceful dance in triple meter and the energetic Bourrée (in duple meter). Music students are familiar with these dances as they form the core of their early music training.

The performers are the Compagnie Fantaisies Baroques. They performed in the Musée et à la Ville de Paris.

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