Category Archives: Dance
◄ Previous page Back to main page Next page ► SAULTER subscription balls under the custom house 1830 Sydney POLICE INCIDENTS.—King v. Saulter. The defendant in this case, the landlord of the Kings’s Head Harrington-street, appeared on summons to answer … Continue reading
◄ Previous page Back to main page Next page ► KENN, John Ordered to cut capers, 1833 Sydney Josiah Davidson and John Kenn, from absenting themselves from their master’s house, and philandering it in the Domain with a couple of … Continue reading
We spent the afternoon with the greatest pleasure & harmony being entertained with some beautiful songs by the ladies, after which the Governor having played on the violin, we had some minuets and country dances…. On 18 January 1800, a … Continue reading
In 1832 an outbreak of cholera threatened the women in the prison of Cork, Ireland. No-one knew how to prevent the development or spread of cholera because the discovery of germs — the cause of cholera — did not happen … Continue reading
In 2020, our Jane Austen/Australian Regency Ball was held in the heritage-listed hall in the village of Dayboro. Covid restrictions meant the numbers were strictly limited to 40. Here’s a selection of photos taken by our dancers.
We created this video for the Historical Dance Society (UK). Premiered 21st October 2020 Followed by a Q & A session.
The Death of Captain Cook: a grand equestrian dramatic spectacle The Death of Captain Cook was first presented as a ‘grand serious ballet’ in Paris in 1788, with an English adaptation in London’s Covent Garden Theatre the following year. Although … Continue reading
Astley’s equestrian drama The Death of Captain Cook, Dublin 1789 …the grandest spectacle ever exhibited in this metropolis 1 The grand equestrian drama The Death of Captain Cook enthralled audiences in Dublin throughout the winter of 1789-90. Astley was keen … Continue reading