Contredanses pour sa Majesté Louis XIV. Dances from the Lorin manuscripts 1685 and 1688

2nd Bad Rappenau course on 17th century dance practice

with Jørgen Schou-Pedersen

André Lorin introduced English country-dances to the French court and for their descriptions he invented his own form of notation which differs from the Beauchamp-Feuillet or Favier system. The English country dances were adapted to the French style by using a variety of French dance steps, but the first manuscript also contains original French dances of great interest.

Jørgen Schou-Pedersen from Copenhagen / Denmark, an expert on notation and the Lorin dances, will teach selected dances taken from the two manuscripts: Livre de contredance présenté au Roy c. 1685 and Livre de contredance du Roy 1688.
Intermediate level: baroque dance technique is required.

The class will start on Friday 30 September at 10.00 a.m. and ends on Monday 3 October (public holiday) at 4.30 p.m.

FEE: Euro 130,–

REGISTRATION by email to

Nicoline Winkler
Im Grazert 13
69412 Eberbach
Tel./Fax. 0049-(0)6271/71306

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Jørgen Schou-Pedersen (b. 1952) studied the Science of Music at the University of Copenhagen. He has studied the history of dance with many of the leading... read more


Im Grazert 13
69412 Eberbach