Crash course in Baroque dance and notation
Date: Sat July 17th, 2021
Location: Online, via Zoom
Registration: Please register no later than July 15, 2021
Instructor: Ken Pierce
An online workshop in Baroque dance basics: an overview of commonly used steps and some of their variants, and of the relationship between dance and music in different rhythms and meters. There will also be an introduction to the Baroque dance notation system that was used to record and publish ballroom and theatre dances in the early 18th century.
Taught online via Zoom. Movement sequences will be designed for small spaces. Suitable for those with little or no Baroque dance experience who would like a concentrated introduction to the material.
1:30-3:00 movement session: warmup, steps, and step sequences
3:15-4:15 lecture and discussion: Beauchamps-Feuillet notation
4:30-5:30 practical session: learning steps from notation