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Caroso, Fabrizio Il Ballarino diviso in due trattati Venezia: Zialetti, 1581

da Piacenza, Domenico De Arte Saltandi ed Choreas Ducendi

Davies, J.A. A Poem of Dauncing 1595

(On the Art of Dancing and Conducting Dances)

Gagliano , Ballo di Donne Turche Florence: Giunti, 1614

Ginori, Alessandro Ballo di Donne Turche Florence: Giunti, 1614

Menestrier, Claude-François Des Ballets Anciens et Modernes 1682

Still required reading in modern ballet schools

Meursius, Joannis Orchestra. Sive, de Saltationibus Veterum Leiden: Grovert Basson, 1618

Tabourot, Jehan Orchesographie 1588

Written under a anagrammatic penname Thoinot Arbeau

Tesauro, Emmanuele Il Cannochiale Aristotelico Venice: Curti, 1678

The leading 17th century commentary on Aristotle’s theories of metaphor.