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School of 19th Century Dance
Cultural association directed by Fabio Mòllica
National Federation Società di Danza
Waltz, Quadrille, Contry Dances, Mazurka, Polka and Scottish Country Dances
Tea dances and Balls - Promotion of historical research in the dance field.

Società di Danza - Firenze
Directed by S. Balsamo

Year 2017-2018

Società di Danza organizes a new course of 19th century dance for the year 2017-2018
with periodic classes from October to May.


We invite you to come and dance with us!

Course of 19th century dance in Florence
Courses are active from October to May

Next stage: 16 December 2017
First course: October 2017 - January 2018
Second course: February - May 2018

Information: firenze@societadidanza.it - tel. 360.233650

Preparation for 19th century Grand Balls and Grand Ball Risorgimentale
Preparation for the Student Ball
Stages, seminars, parties, tea dances - Scottish Country Dance


Course of Nineteenth Century Dance - Firenze
Course of Società di Danza of
19th century dance
from October 2017 on Saturday afternoon from 15
at Tango Club Firenze, Via Gemignani 1/a, Firenze - Map

Two courses of four months:
I course - October-January
II course - February-March
Teacher: S. Balsamo

Day and time:
Saturday: 15.00-19.00
First level: 15.00-17.00
Second level: 15.00-18.00
Third level: 17.00-19.00
Calendar
I course October 2017 - January 2018
On Saturday - 2017: October: 7-21, November: 4-18, December 2-16, 2018: January 13-27

II course febbraio-maggio 2018
On Saturday -2018: February 10-24, March 10-24, April 7-21, May 5-19

Information: tel. 360.233650 - firenze@societadidanza.it
For additional weekly classes, reserved to course members: information: 360.233650, firenze@societadidanza.it


Società di Danza - Firenze
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19th Century Dance
Friday 15 December 2017, h. 20
Deutche Insitute, Firenze
in the evening 'Weihnachten in Wien'
Waltzes from Wien and more...


In Firenze on 28-29 October 2017 the V National Meeting of Società di Danza


V National Meeting
of Società di Danza

28-29 October 2017
Firenze
Seminar on
19th Century dance and historical dance

Istituto Salesiani, Via del Ghirlandaio 40, Firenze
National event of
Federation Società di Danza edition 2017
Theoretical practical seminar
Quadrille, couple dances, ancient reel and jig, cotillon
Further information
Information: 339. 8316008 - info@societadidanza.it


Some recent activities

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Firenze
'Grand Ball'
Sunday 8 October 2017, h. 17
Biblioteca Marucelliana, Firenze
Presentation of 19th Century dances, with romantic ball dress
by Società di Danza Firenze
'Salone di lettura' of Biblioteca Marucelliana in the event
'Domenica di Carta, Suggestioni romantiche in Marucelliana'
Further information and program - Poster
Program
12.30-14.30: Guided tour to the Library
15.00: Concert - Orchestra of 'Centro Musicale Suzuki' Firenze
17.00: 19th Century Grand Ball - Società di Danza Firenze
18.30-19.30: Guided tour to the Library
Extraordinary Opening of Libraries and State Archives:
'Domenica di Carta' promoted by
Mibact (Ministero dei beni e delle attività culturali e del turismo), DGBIC (Direzione Generale Biblioteche e Istituti Culturali)






On the occasion of the 2017 edition, the beautiful evening dresses from the mid-nineteenth century will come to life coming out of the pages of the most fashionable magazines in the Europe of the time. The fashion plates that the Count Gamba donated to the Marucelliana in 1956, they will look out from the showcase next to the distribution desk. And at the same time the ladies and gentlemen of the Florentine Società of Dance will present 19th century dances by evoking the atmospheres of a romantic gala evening." [trad. by Communicate Mibact]

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Dance with us!
Wednesday 13 September 2017, h. 21
at Fratelli Cuore, Stazione SMN, Firenze
Open dancing evening
We invite you to see and dance with us
19th Century dance and Scottish Country Dance!
Information: firenze@societadidanza.it


Year 2016-2017

Società di Danza in 2016-2017 held regular courses of 19th century dance and Scottish country dance
from October 2016 to May 2017 in Firenze, with teacher S. Balsamo.
Calendar 2016: 1-15/10, 5-19/11, 3/12 and 2016: 14-28/1, 11-25/2, 11-25/3, 8-22/4, 6-20/5



Course of 19th Century Dance - Firenze
Course with periodic stages of Società di Danza di 19th Century dance,
from February 2017 on Saturday afternoon


Two courses of four months:
I course - October-January
II course - February-May

Teacher: S. Balsamo

Day and Time:
Saturday: 14.30-19.00

I level: 14.30-16.30
II level: 16.30-18.00
III level: 18.00-19.00

Calendar
I course October 2016 - January 2017
on Saturday: 1/10 - 15/10 - 5/11 - 19/11 - 3/12 - 14-28/1

II course February - May 2017
on Saturday: 11/2 - 25/2 - 11/3 - 25/3 - 8/4 - 22/4 - 6/5 - 20/5

Palestra Istituto Montagnola, via Giovanni da Montorsoli, 1, Firenze
tramvia Sansovino stop - Map
Information: tel. 360.233650 - firenze@societadidanza.it
For additional weekly classes, reserved to course members: information: 360.233650 firenze@societadidanza.it


Some recent activities

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19th Century Grand Ball
Grand Ball Risorgimentale

2 June 2017, h. 16
Villa Viviani
Via Gabriele D'Annunzio 230, Firenze

Entrance by invitation

Information: 360.233650, firenze@societadidanza.it
Reconstruction of a 19th Century Grand Ball and, for the recurrence of the Firenze Capitale (1865-1871), Grand Ball Risorgimentale to present a tribute to our history and founding values of the Risorgimento
through an event with social dances of 19th Century tradition.
Quadrilles, waltz, mazurka, polka, country dances with the best music from the Italian and European 19th Century repertoire.
The dancers with 19th Cnetury ball dress of the romantic period.
The Grand Ball is held at the 'Salone delle feste' of the historic Villa Viviani, with a lovely garden and panoramic view over the city.
Dance Program: Spanish Waltz, Contraddanza I Vespri Siciliani, March Lilliput, Quadrille 'La Fille de Madame Angot', Waltz Artist's Life, Tantalus Jig, Mazurka 'In patria', Waltz 'La Figlia del Reggimento', Les Variétés Parisiennes, March Risorgimentale, Mazurka May's Flower,
Waltz Simpatia, Quadrille San Pietroburgo, Waltz, It's all right, Flowers' Waltz, Galop


Link so some photos

History of Villa Viviani. Villa Viviani is an historical florentine villa, the most ancient part of the building dates back to the 13th century, when the Tanagli family built a luxurious house, giving the possibility to admire the city of Florence and its surroundings from a highpoint.
The Villa, once named 'Belvedere' for its panoramic position, passed to the Cerretani family in 1600 who further contributed to enriching the character of the Villa. At the end of 19th century the Villa was inherited by the Viviani della Robbia family. In 1892 the Villa was inhabited by Mark Twain and his family and it was in this inspirational location that he wrote 'Puddn'head Wilson'. Mark Twain himself described the Villa exalting its views, the flowered terrace and its 'friendly and warm' atmosphere. The splendid Italian style garden of the Villa enjoys a breathtaking sight of Florence and the surrounding countryside.





Scottish Dance!
Scottish dance evening
Invitation to Scottish Country Dance:
demonstration and animation
reel, jig, strathspey...


Friday 7 July 2017, h. 21,15
Parco di Villa Vogel, Firenze
Free entrance

in the Summer events organized by
Quartiere 4 Comune di Firenze

Poster - (pdf)

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Come and dance with us!
Thursday 15 June 2017, h. 21
at Fratelli Cuore
Stazione SMN, Firenze

Open dancing evening of 19th century dance and Scottish dance
We invite you to come and join us to try various social dances of European 19th century: country dances, marches, waltz and more...

Società di Danza - Firenze
"Danziamo insieme nel Parco"

Social dance
demonstration and animation
Scottish country dances, waltzes,
march, quadrille, ...


Saturday 20 May 2017, h. 17.10
Parco dell'Argingrosso, Firenze - Free entrance


in 'Argingrosso' organized by Quartiere 4, Comune di Firenze
Poster - depliant - 2

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Nineteenth Century Early Dances
Saturday 18 March 2017, h. 18
Villa Voghel, Firenze
In 'La ragazza che inventava parole
Compleanno di Jane Austen a Villa Voghel"
proposed by the association
S. Bartolo and Gruppo 'La rosa e il Violino'
Text and music by Elisa Belli
Quartiere Q4 of Comune di Firenze

In Firenze on 29-30 October 2016 the IV National Meeting of Società di Danza


IV National Meeting of Società di Danza

29-30 October 2016
Limonaia di Villa Strozzi, Firenze
The national event
of Federation Società di Danza edition 2016
in Firenze in the historical Limonaia di Villa Strozzi
Further information
Information: 339. 8316008 - info@societadidanza.it

Organized with Quartiere 4 Comune di Firenze - Società di Danza


Year 2015-2016

Società di Danza in 2015-2016 held regular courses of 19th century dance and Scottish country dance
from October 2015 to May 2016 in Firenze, with teacher S. Balsamo.
Calendari 2015: 3-17/10, 14-28/11, 12/12, e 2016: 9-16-30/1, 13-27/2, 12/3, 2-16-30/4, 21/5



Course of 19th century dance - Firenze
Course with periodic stages of Società di Danza of
19th century dance,
from October 2015 On Saturday afeternoon


Two courses of four months:
I course - October-January
II course - February-May

Teacher: S. Balsamo

Day and Time :
Saturday: 15.00-19.00

I level: 15.00-17.00
II level: 15.00-18.00
III level: 17.00-19.00

Calendar
I course October 2015 - January 2016
On Saturday 3/10 - 17/10 - 14/11 - 28/11 - 12/12 - 9-16-30/1

II course February-May 2016
On Saturday: 13/2 - 27/2 - 12/3 - 2/4 - 16/4 - 30/4 - 21/5*
* h. 14
Palestra Istituto Montagnola, via Giovanni da Montorsoli, 1, Firenze
stop tramvia Sansovino - Map
Information: tel. 360.233650 - firenze@societadidanza.it

Some recent activities


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Grand Ball Risorgimentale for 'Firenze Capitale'

1 November 2015, h. 16, Firenze
Sala Bianca, Villa di Poggio Imperiale

Patronage Comune di Firenze

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A tribute to the Italian Risorgimento and
to Firenze Capitale in the anniversary 1865-2015
in the Società di Danza III National Meeting, 30/10-1/11/2015, Firenze
Information: firenze@societadidanza.it

In Firenze on 31 October - 1 November 2015 the III Società di Danza National Meeting

Società di Danza
III National Meeting of
Società di Danza

31 October - 1 November 2015
Villa del Poggio Imperiale, Firenze
The national event of Società di Danza edition 2015
will bin in Florence in the historical Villa di Poggio Imperiale
Further information
Informazioni: 339. 8316008 - info@societadidanza.it



Società di Danza - Firenze
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Scottish Country Dance

We invite you to join the dance
demonstration and dances for everyone
reel, jig, strathspey...


Friday 1 July 2016, h. 21
Parco di Villa Vogel, Firenze
Free entrance

organized by Quartiere 4 Comune di Firenze

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Dances of Risorgimento
Saturday 7 November 2015
Antico Spedale del Bigallo, Bagno a Ripoli, Firenze
in the event and book presentation about Ubaldino and Emilia Peruzzi
in the anniversary of 150 years of Firenze Capitale
with the patronage Regione Toscana and Comune di Bagno a Ripoli


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Grand Ball of 'Unità d'Italia'

Saturday 24 October 2015, h. 17.30
Limonaia di Villa Strozzi, Firenze
19th century dances by Società di Danza - Introduction: Prof. Mario Pagni
in '2015 - Il ricordo di tre grandi eventi nel Quartiere 4'
(2015 - Memories of three big events in Quartiere 4), Quartiere 4 of Comune di Firenze and in the program 'Firenze Capitale 1865-2015', Comune di Firenze
Poster (pdf, in italian)


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Dances of Risorgimento
Sunday 25 October 2015
Fortezza da Basso, Firenze
in 'X Biennale Internazionale d'Arte Contemporanea di Firenze'
patronage MIBACT, Regione Toscana, Comune di Firenze, Expo and Comitato dei 150 anni di Firenze Capitale


Società di Danza - Firenze

"Danziamo insieme nel Parco"

Social dances
demonstration and animation
country dances, waltzes,
march, quadrille, ...


Saturday 21 May 2016, h. 17.30
Parco dell'Argingrosso, Firenze
Free entrance
in the Event organized by Quartiere 4, Comune di Firenze
Map - Poster - Depliant: 21/5 and 22/5


Year 2014-2015

Società di Danza in the year 2014-2015 held regular courses of 19th century dance and Scottish dance
from October 2014 to May 2015 in Firenze, with teacher S. Balsamo.
Calendar 2014: 4-11-25/10, 15-29/11, 6/12, and 2015: 10-24/1, 7-21-28/2, 21/3, 11-18/4, 9/5

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Course of 19th century dance in Firenze

Periodic classes from October 2014 to May 2015
on Saturday afternoon from h. 15.30

Palestra Istituto Montagnola
via Giovanni da Montorsoli, 1 Firenze
tramvia stop Sansovino - Mappa
Cycles of stages

I term:

4-11-25 October, 15-29 November, 6 December 2014, 10-24 January 2015

II term:
7-21-28 February, 21 March, 11-18 April, 9 May 2015

h. 15.30-17.30 - beginners and intermediate
h. 17.30-19.30 - intermediate

Teacher: S. Balsamo
Information: 360.233650- firenze@societadidanza.it

Some recent activities

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Firenze

Spring Grand Ball
26 April 2015, h. 16
Villa Viviani
Via G. D'Annunzio 230
Firenze
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Program
Spanish Waltz, Loon Mountain Reel, Quadrille A Night in Venice, Mazurka Fata Morgana, Schubert Military March, Waltz Principe Rodolfo,
Quadrille delle Dame, Waltz Louis XV, Hungarian March, Waltz á la Paganini, Quadrille The Duellists, Lady C. Bruce's Reel,
Waltz La Gazza Ladra, Mazurka Simpatia, Flowers Waltz, Galop

Information: firenze@societadidanza.it

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19th century dance
28 March 2015, h. 18
Villa del Poggio Imperiale, Firenze
The students of Istituto SS. Annunziata, prepared by
Società di Danza, presented the reconstruction of
a 19th century Grand Ball in the event
'150 anni anni al Poggio Imperiale'
(150 years in Poggio Imperiale) organized by
Educandato Statale SS. Annunziata,
Villa del Poggio Imperiale, Patrimonio Mondiale UNESCO
in 'Firenze Capitale', Comune di Firenze



Società di Danza - Firenze

Scottish Country Dance

A trip to Scoltland with
the best Scottish dances
reel, jig, strathspey...


Thursday 9 July 2015, h. 21
Parco di Villa Vogel, Firenze
Free entrance
in the Summer events organized by Quartiere 4, Comune di Firenze
Poster (jpg, pdf) - Depliant: front and back



Società di Danza - Firenze
Festa di Natale
Festa danzante informale di fine anno
Saturday 20 December 2014, h. 15.30
Program: Spanish Waltz, The Loon Mountain Reel, Marsh Risorgimentale, Quadrille Indra, Waltz Acquerelli, Time to meet, Mazurka Fata Morgana, March Giubileo, Quadrille Araldi, A Scottish Jig, La Rinka, Mazuka in Patria, Miss Falconer's Fancy, Galop... and more
Information: firenze@societadidanza.it



In Firenze was held in November 2014 the II National Meeting of Società di Danza

Società di Danza
II National Meeting of
Società di Danza

1-2 November 2014
Villa del Poggio Imperiale, Firenze
The national event of Società di Danza edition 2014 was held in Florence in the marvellous historical Villa di Poggio Imperiale
Further information
Information: 339. 8316008 - info@societadidanza.it


The dancers of Società di Danza Firenze during the year 2014-2015 besides the events in Florence, participated to several other events of the Società di Danza, including:
  • Christmas Grand Ball, Villa Vuonvisi al Giardino, Lucca, 13.12.2014
  • Verdi's Grand Ball, Villa Pallavicino, Museo Nazionale G. Verdi, Busseto (Pr), 25.1.2015.
  • Grand Bal Masquè, Palazzo Tassoni Estense, Ferrara, 7.3.2015.
  • Gran Ballo delle Cinque Giornate a Milano, Palazzo Cusani, Circolo Ufficiali, marzo 22.3.2015.
  • Grand Ball Risorgimentale, Livorno, Terrazza Mascagni, 16.5.2015.
  • Grand Ball Risorgimentale, Modena, Accademia Militare, Cortile d'Onore, 24.5.2015.
  • Gran Ballo della Seta, Pisa, Villa di Corliano della Seta, 2.6.2015.
  • Grand Ball a Trieste, Castello di Miramare, 6.6.2015.
  • Grand Ball, Palazzo Colleoni, Cortenuova (Bg), 5.7.2015.
  • II Società di Danza National Meeting, Villa di Poggio Imperiale, 1-2.11.2014.
  • 23-th Easter School of Società di Danza, Tabiano (Pr), 3-6.4.2015.

Year 2013-2014

Società di Danza in the year 2013-2014 held regular courses of 19th century dance and Scottish dance
from October 2013 to May 2014 in Firenze, with teacher S. Balsamo.
Calendar 2013: 19-26/10, 9-16-30/11, 7/12, and 2014: 18/1, 1-8-22/2, 8-22/3, 5-26/4, 10-31/5

Società di Danza - Firenze

19th century Grand Ball

Sunday 1 June 2014, h. 16
Villa Viviani
Via Gabriele D'Annunzio 230, Firenze

Entrance by invitation

Program: Spanish Waltz, Jig to the Music, Amazonen Quadrille, Mazurka Miblumchen,
Pas de Trois, Waltz Studen's Dream, Quadrille Annika, Waltz Repubblica Ligure, March Varsavia,
Waltz à la Paganini, Quadrille Orfeo, Nice to see you, Waltz, Union March, Tanzlust Waltz, Galop

Information: firenze@societadidanza.it
tel. 360.233650
Link to some photos



Seminars, Events, Party and tea dances

Federation Società di Danza
Special seminar in Tuscany
Stage on Sunday to study practice and theory
of 19th century dances, their technique and their history
Firenze, 16 February 2014
Teacher: Fabio Mòllica
in the series of national special seminars of the
Società di Danza, organized in collaboration with Società di Danza groups in Tuscany

Information:
firenze@societadidanza.it

Società di Danza - Firenze
19th century dance
10 May 2014, h. 11
Villa del Poggio Imperiale, Firenze
The sudents of Istituto SS. Annunziata,
prepared by Società di Danza, presented
social dance of 19th century in the cerimony
for the 'Ville Medicee Unesco World Heritage'



Società di Danza - Firenze

Dancing Party

4 January 2014, h. 15
We invite you
to an open dancing afternoon:
an invitation to try the 19th century dances

Information: firenze@societadidanza.it

The dancers of Società di Danza Firenze participated to several events of the Società di Danza, including:
  • Christmas Grand Ball, Villa di Corliano, Pisa, 15.12.2013
  • Le Grand Bal Masqué, Palazzo Brancaccio, Roma, 9.2.2014
  • Grand Bal Masqué, Palazzo Tassoni Estense, Ferrara, 1.3.2014
  • Gran Ballo delle Cinque Giornate, Palazzo Cusani, Circolo Ufficiali, Milano, 23.3.2014
  • Grand Ball Risorgimentale, Circolo Ufficiali dell'Esercito Italiano, Palazzo Grassi, Bologna, 4.5.2014
  • Grand Ball Risorgimentale, Terrazza Mascagni, Livorno, 17.5.2014
  • Grand Ball Risorgimentale, Palazzo Graneri della Roccia, Torino, 25.5.2014
  • Grand Ball Risorgimentale, Palazzo Ducale, Cortile d'Onore, Accademia Militare, Modena, 15.6.2014
  • Grand Ball, Castello del Fremondo, Guardia Sanframondi (Bn), 21.6.2014

Year 2012-2013

Società di Danza in the year 2012-2013 held regular courses of 19th century dance and Scottish dance
from January to May 2013 in Firenze, with teacher S. Balsamo.
Calendar 2013: 5-19/1, 26/1, 16-23/2, 9-23/3, 13-20/4, 18-25/5


The dancers of Società di Danza Firenze participated to several events of the Società di Danza all over Italy, included the following ones:
  • Christmas Grand Ball, Villa di Corliano, Pisa, 19.12.2012
  • Grand Ball Risorgimentale, Circolo Ufficiali, Palermo, 26.4.2013
  • Grand Ball Palazzo Ajutamicristo, Palermo, 27.4.2013
  • Grand Ball Risorgimentale, Terrazza Mascagni, Livorno, 11.5.2013
  • Grand Ball Risorgimentale, Palazzo Ducale, Military Academy, Modena, 26.5.2013
  • Roses Grand Ball, Villa Bottini, Lucca, 9.6.2013
  • 21-th Easter School of 19th century dance and Scottish country dance, Società di Danza, Tabiano (Pr), 29/3-1/4/2013
  • Etruria, IV edition, Stage Theoretical-practical stage od 19th century dance, Pisa, 24.2.2013
  • Festa di Carnevale, Pisa, 8.2.2013
  • Spring Time Scottish Party, Livorno, 17.3.2013
  • The Film, Scocietà di Danza, Roma, 4-11.8.2013
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Società di Danza in Firenze
organizes

Scottish Party
Firenze, Saturday 15 June 2013

Scottish country dance and dances of animation
Program (...and more)
Highland Welcome - Reel, The Haymakers - Jig, The Triumph - Reel, The Dhoon - Jig,
Davy's Locker Reel, Light and Airy - Jig, Highland Reel, Saint Bernard Waltz, Gibson's Gallop - Jig, The De'il Amang the Taylors - Reel, New Caledonia Jig,
Bob of Fettercairn - Reel, Postie's Jig, Festival Interceltique - Reel
Extra: Mairi's Wedding - Reel

Società di Danza is affiliated to the Royal Scottish Country Dance Society

Poster - Info: firenze@societadidanza.it


Year 2011-2012

Società di Danza started the activities of 19th century dance in the area Siena-Firenze for the year 2011-2012 with periodic classes in Siena and Tavarnelle Val di Pesa (Firenze), with teacher S. Balsamo.

Società di Danza of Firenze-Siena partecipated to several events organized by Società di Danza in Italy and in Europe including:
- Grand Ball Risorgimentale in varipous italian cities also for the 150 years of United Italy
(also in: Bologna, Salone del Podestà - Milano, Palazzo Reale - Torino, Circolo Ufficiali e Caserma Cernaia - Napoli, Palazzo Reale -
Livorno, Naval Academy - Modena, Military Academy, Palazzo Ducale - Roma, Pisa, Siena, Lucca and several other cities)
- Grand Ball Risorgimentale Italy-Hungary, Budapest, Nationa Hungarian Museum - Vicotiran Grand Ball, London, Fulham Town Hall -
Grand Ball Risorgimentale, Praga, Hlahol - 19th century Grand Ball, S. Petrsburgh and Mosca - New Year Grand Ball, Wien

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