Renaissance

Would you like to hone your 15th century footwork through systematic drills that promote grace, elegance and rhythm? Do you have issues hearing the music, or finding then beat? Then join my 15th Century Footwork Drill classes (both beginner and intermediate/advanced levels on offer) and dance your way to a happier person! :-)     Cost: $4 per person per class When: times/dates/levels detailed on registration form - Remember to double check your time zone! All times are based on New Mexico, United States

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For those who crave the rabbit hole! :)  This three-hour workshop shall not only teach a choreography, but also paint a cultural picture from primary source chronicles describing dance in context and work on drilling the refinements for every step and transition to create a truly elegant, tantalizing result for both dancers and audience. And finally, we shall examine some variations from across the sources to create a sense of variety. This workshop shall be focusing on the various versions of Amoroso (there are four, in fact...).   Cost: $17 per person 

Online on Zoom

For those who crave the rabbit hole! :)  This three-hour workshop shall not only teach a choreography, but also paint a cultural picture from primary source chronicles describing dance in context and work on drilling the refinements for every step and transition to create a truly elegant, tantalizing result for both dancers and audience. And finally, we shall examine some variations from across the sources to create a sense of variety. This workshop shall focus on Marchesana.   Cost: $17 per person 

Online on Zoom

Join the Contessa and the renowned ensemble Gaita Medieval Music for a delightful morning/afternoon/evening of live music and dance - fifteenth century style! this month's theme is a celebration of Spring! For those who wish to fully participate in the theme, accessories might include wreaths and garlands of flowers and/or greenery - but not required for you to join us! :)  

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Would you like to take your medieval and Renaissance dance to the next level? Or to learn exciting new versions of delightful dances from the glorious courts of the 15th century? Wish to hone fundamental footwork and techniques? Then join my four-part workshop series and expand your repertory! We shall be covering several dances over this series, possibly to include (rate of progress allowing):  Bassadanza Pellegrina, Bassadanza Mignotta vecchia, and Gratiosa  

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Would you like to explore graceful social dance from the bygone era of the great medieval and Renaissance courts? Have no real experience, or wish to review fundamental footwork and techniques (and possibly learn new versions of dances)? Then join my four-part workshop series and walk away with a fundamental grasp of both the basics and several dances. We shall be covering several dances over this series, possibly to include:  anello for two (a completely new Contessa creation in the proper style), petits vriens, and danse de cleves.  

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Online Lectures on Practical Dance History of the 15th to 19th Centuries in 2021 – Munich Online Lectures on the History of Dance Practice

 

The Förderverein für historischen Tanz e.V. (Association for Supporting Historical Dance) in Munich invites interested persons to participate by Zoom in a 2021 Online Lecture on Practical Dance History:

Online on Zoom

The Förderverein für historischen Tanz e.V. (Association for Supporting Historical Dance) in Munich calls on researchers who wish to present new findings on practical dance history online (total duration including audience questions approximately 1.5 hours, in English or German). The Förderverein plans to subsequently publish the recordings online. Especially now during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Förderverein wishes to support historical research on dance and therefore offers a 150€ honorarium for each lecture.