Contredanse


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Contredanse

 

an English folk dance that developed in the 17th and 18th centuries. It later became popular in other European countries as a ball dance and was replaced in the 19th century by the quadrille.

The contredanse originally had one figure and then five or six; it is written in 2/4 or 6/8 time. John Playford was the first to write arrangements of the contredanse in the dance collection English Dancing Master (1651). As a musical form, the contredanse was used by such composers as Mozart, Beethoven, and Tchaikovsky.

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The figures may, in fact, be traced back to the predecessor of the quadrille, the eighteenth-century contredanse francaise or cotillion.
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The daughter of Fantastic Light contested some good races in Italy and France this season and ran a cracker when just held by Cumani's Contredanse in the Italian Oaks.
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Just days earlier, he'd returned home from the Italian Oaks, which he won on Contredanse, trained by Luca Cumani who now has first call on Kieren.
One Clever Cat was a further length and a half away in third, with the Luca Cumani-trained Contredanse back in fourth.
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Contredanse Luca Cumani Last year's Italian Oaks winner didn't pull up any trees on her return in the Group 3 Dahlia Stakes here on 1,000 Guineas day, but she looked to have improved a lot for the outing when impressing in her spin on the Watered Gallop when reunited with Kirsty Milczarek.
Contredanse 4f Danehill Dancer - Ahdaab S Stuckey 11524-7 RPR 111 I made a big mistake when she came back at the Guineas meeting.