International Summer Academy of Baroque Dance 2016

International Summer Academy of Baroque Dance 2016

Löftadalen Conservatory, Gothenburg, Sweden
Beginners and intermediate level, 24-30 July
Advanced and professional level, 7-13 August

Located by the sea in idyllic surroundings, just south of Gothenburg, Löftadalen Conservatory will host the third International Summer Academy of Baroque Dance, inviting top-notch teachers from France, the U.S, Italy and Sweden.

Main courses in baroque dance
Professional level with Marie-Geneviève Massé, advanced level with Catherine Turocy, intermediate level with Deda Cristina Colonna and beginners level with Begoña del Valle

Optional courses
Mask technique with Catherine Turocy, Massé repertoire with Marie-Geneviève Massé, Gesture/acting with Deda Cristina Colonna, Spanish baroque dance and castanets with Begoña del Valle, dance conditioning/Pilates/stability training with Gunilla Hammar, Cramér repertoire with Lena Cederwall Broberg, Beauchamps-Feuillet notation and contre dances with Karin Modigh, Yoga with Ottilia Bergström and Stretching/massage with Sofia Barkevall 

Main course levels

Beginners 24-30 July
Whether you are a dancer or a dance student new to the genre, a singer, musician, actor or other, this is the opportunity to get a thorough introduction to the world of baroque dance. For the ‘beginners level’ you do not need any previous experience of the genre. However, we expect you to be a mover, be in good shape, be used to physical activity, and to possess good general body awareness. Please be aware that baroque dance is no less demanding than other dance forms, and typically puts a lot of strain on feet, calves and core muscles.

Intermediate 24-30 July
This level is aimed at dancers, dance students and dance teachers with a basic knowledge of the baroque dance vocabulary, as well as non-professional dancers with solid baroque dance experience.

Advanced 7-13 August
To the advanced level we wish to welcome professionally trained dancers, dance students and dance teachers with a thorough knowledge of the baroque dance vocabulary.

Professional 7-13 August
This level is aimed at professional dancers with a professional baroque dance experience.

Since 2015 there are two scholarships available:
Löftadalen Summer Academy scholarship, in memory of Ivo Cramér 
Each scholarship covers 50% of the fee in double room accommodation, and they both aim at professional dancers or dance students with any level of pre-knowledge in baroque dance. Dancers from all nationalities are welcome to apply.

Registrations are open and the deadline is Friday, 1 May.
We hope to see you there!

Information and registration:

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Löftadalen Conservatory

Folkhögskolevägen 19 / Åsa / Kungsbacka S


Nordic Baroque Dancers is made up of professional dancers who are convinced that the 17th and 18th-century dance arts still have something to say to us today.... read more
+46 (0)70 7885310 (Sweden) or +33 (0)6 25794820 (France)
Karin Modigh is a choreographer, stage director, creator and teacher, who discovered early dance at the age of 15. She is a native of Sweden living in Paris,... read more
Catherine Turocy is Artistic Director and co-founder of The New York Baroque Dance Company and is internationally recognized for her contribution to the... read more
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Deda Cristina Colonna graduated in ballet from Istituto Musicale Brera di Novara and Ecole Supérieure d’Etudes Chorégraphiques in Paris. She holds a degree in... read more
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Chorégraphe et directrice artistique de la Compagnie de danse l’Éventail, Marie-Geneviève Massé est l’une des figures majeures de la danse baroque aujourd’hui... read more