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'500 Years of Italian Dance: Treasures From the Cia Fornaroli Collection' pays tribute both to the rich history of Italian dance and to the remarkable Cia Fornaroli Collection, a jewel of the Library's Jerome Robbins Dance Division. Assembled by Walter Toscanini, son of the famed Italian conductor and his wife, La Scala ballerina Cia Fornaroli, the collection documents the full sweep of Italian dance history from the Renaissance to the early 20th century. It encompasses some of the earliest writings on dance, including one of the very first Renaissance dance manuals, scores of books, letters, programs and libretti and hundreds of designs, photographs, lithographs and ephemera.

Added by dlake37 on November 24, 2006

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