The repertoire

The repertoire of the group includes about thirty balls and dances, attributed and documented by Messer Domenico da Piacenza or da Ferrara, the first choreographer and court dance teacher who left a written treaty, and by his student, Mastro Guglielmo Ebreo da Pesaro, who became Giovanni Ambrosio after he embraced the Christian faith.

Choreographer and dance teacher himself, Guglielmo was the author of another important manuscript, the “De pratica seu arte tripudii” or, more simply, “Dell’arte della danza o del danzare” (“About the art of dancing or about dancing”), in which he meticulously outlines the rules that you need to follow in order to be a perfect dancer: “AERE, MANIERA, MISURA, MEMORIA et MOVIMENTO” (“Air, Manner, Measure, Memory and Movement”).

Il bel danzar che con virtù s'acquista
per dar piacere all'anima gentile
conforta il cuor e fal più signorile
e porge con dolcezza allegra vista

(“The beautiful dancing that is acquired with virtue
to please the gentle soul
comforts the heart and makes it more noble
and brings with gentleness a joyful sight”)