Baile (Spanish play)

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A baile (which means 'dance' in Spanish) or baile entremesado is a short theatrical piece in the Spanish Golden Age (Siglo de Oro) tradition.[1] It consists of an elaborate production number with singing and dancing, and is used between the acts of a comedia. Bailes were humorous performances featuring elaborate choreography and acrobatics. Their themes were usually unrelated to the main performance during whose intermission they occurred.[1]

Baile is closely related to entremés and mojiganga.[2]


  1. ^ a b Matuck Brooks, Lynn (1988). The Dances of the Processions of Seville in Spain's Golden Age. Kassel: Edition Reichenberger. ISBN 3-923593-65-1. 
  2. ^ Thacker, Jonathan (2007). A Companion to Golden Age Theatre. Suffolk: Boydell & Brewer Ltd. ISBN 1-85566-140-3.