Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Wiener Walzer: Viennese Waltzes in Vienna...

One easy way to restore Catholic culture is through dance. Classical dance is useful, pure and fun. Dance reflects dynamics from the Creator: two partners perform together to the steady lead of the male with the intuitive follow of the female.

Ball season is here and so Catholic students from Rome's Pontifical Universities are making plans to attend a ball in Catholic Vienna. The Catholic students in Vienna host this nice ball which I attended last year: http://redoute.rudolfina.at/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=31&Itemid=69 . The ball season ends with Ash Wednesday.

Meanwhile, dance classes continue to be conducted in Rome, in English, for students and others. Singles are welcome to join. For information, feel free to contact the director: maestroamericano@gmail.com .
N. B. Photo is of a shop window in Rome.


Gregor Kollmorgen said...

This is tongue-in-cheek, of course, and I love the Viennese ball tradition, but:

When praising the waltz as a pure icon of Catholic culture, perhaps one should also remember that it wasn't that long ago (in European measures) that devoutly Catholic German Empress Maria Theresia prohibited the then-new waltz for being scandalous and immoral. For this was the first pair-dance in which man and woman were constantly in physical contact. This ban occurred during the Rococo time, not the prudish Victorian era. Just saying ;-)

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Anonymous said...

Indeed, we often play the Vienna Philharmonic at home with waltzes by Johann Strauss.