L’Abbé, Anthony: A New Collection of Dances
Facsimile: Printed score, F. le Roussau
Introduction by Carol Marsh
Antony L’Abbé’s A New Collection of Dances consists of 13 notated choreographies in the French noble style composed by an émigré dancing-master for performance at two London playhouses, Drury Lane and Lincoln’s Inn Fields, between about 1699 and 1722. L’Abbé’s dances are recorded in a form of notation invented in the late 17th century by Pierre Beauchamps which uses a track or floor pattern showing the path followed by each dancer.