Lively Conceit -|
be fond of dancing is a certain step towards |
falling in Love... "- Jane Austen
The late Eighteenth century brought great changes in both Europe and American society.
Tapestry at Sweetbriar Mansion,
Country dancing was a favorite evening diversion for the young as well as the more mature ladies and gentlemen of the genteel classes, and a pastine frequently mentioned by the well-known authoress, Jane Austen, whose heroines and suitors often encountered each other at public or private dances.
Bringing to life the ballroom scenes from Pride and Predjudice with fashionable dances such as "La Boulanger" (a favorite of Jane Austen's) or charming country dances with names such as "Teasing Made Easy", the dancers of Tapestry bring to life an"Austen Assembly" of the early 1800's.
A formal Jane Austen perfomance in Winterthur Museum
Tapestry Dancers at Haverford Heritage Day
For further information on historic dance or costume, contact TapestryLJ@aol.com