Historical Dance

Class Schedule:

Saturday, July 9

2:00-5:00 pm (with breaks!). *Baroque Dance Technique Class/Rehearsal. (Mainz, Olsson)

6:30-8:00 pm. *Baroque Dance Technique Class/Rehearsal. (Mainz, Olsson)

Sunday, July 10

Early morning. Individual practice time.

10:00-11:30 am. *Baroque Dance Technique Class/Rehearsal. (Mainz, Olsson) With informal audition for dancing roles in the Baroque Opera, and for the Oboe Band project. Note: Participation in the opera is reserved for full-time dancers; others are accepted only by audition.

1:00-4:00 pm (with breaks!). *Dance Rehearsal for Keiser's Pomona, and for the Baroque Dance project, Der rote Konig.

*These classes will serve as both audition and rehearsal for the dance roles for the Baroque Opera Project (Keiser's Pomona, July 15 performance) and for the Baroque Dance project (Der rote Konig, July 13 performance). All dancers wishing to perform in either production must attend these sessions.

Monday-Friday, July 11-15

9:00-10:30 am. Baroque Dance Technique (Mainz, Olsson). Technique class in eighteenth-century dance with steps, step combinations, arm movements, and phrases from notated choreographies by Dubreil, P├ęcour, Feuillet and others (sarabande, rigaudon, chaconne, menuet, etc.). Two levels (determined by staff after classes on July 9 and 10).

11:00 am-12:15 pm. Baroque Dance Topic. (Mainz) Sequences from German sources including Dubreil, La Hessoiose Darmstadt (1718), I.H.P. Maitre de Danse, Oder Tantz-Meister (1705), and Taubert, Rechtschaffener Tanzmeister (1717).

11:00 am-12:15 pm. Introduction to Renaissance and Baroque Dance. (Olsson) Social dances of the 15th - 18th centuries (pavan, branle, courante, sarabande, and others) with a special emphasis on the Allemande. Open to all.

1:30-3:00 pm. Individual Practice or rest. [Dance studio space will be available.]

3:30-5:30 pm. Dance Rehearsal (Mainz, Olsson). Rehearsals for Baroque Opera (Keiser's Pomona, performance Friday evening, July 15, 8:00 pm), and for the Baroque Dance project, Der rote Konig (performance Wednesday afternoon, July 13, 5:30 pm). Possible evening rehearsals on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday. Opera dress rehearsal, late Thursday evening.