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  • n  music in three-four time for dancing a jig

  • At the keyboard, he rocks vigorously in gigue time, his rhinestone-decorated black suede shoes dancing over the pedals.
  • He not only included every kind of dance movement previously used (saraband, gigue, minuet) but also introduced some that had not been: capriccio, rondeau and scherzo.
  • Everything is a dance ; the chair-song a minuet; the fire-talk a gigue; dragon flies weave to the slow air of a waltz; the teapot chortles in a foxtrot.
News & Articles

  • Man Arrested For Playing Violin In Subway Station
    Nevermind the "Showtime!" kids who can and will kick you in the face with their pole-swinging. The NYPD apparently decided that a classically trained violinist was worthy of arrest for disturbing the peace with his shouting and screaming rendition of "Gigue," from the third partita for violin solo by Johann Sebastian Bach. [ more › ]        
    July 27, 2013 - Gothamist

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