Historical Dance


Historical Dance ~ Week 1, July 6-13, 2014

For over twenty-five years the historical dance program has been a highly successful part of the Amherst Early Music Festival, itself the largest festival of its kind in the world. Students particularly enjoy the opportunity for performance, along with the stimulating classes by dance historians and performers.

The theme of this year's Amherst Early Music Festival is "Music of France and the Low Countries." The Historical Dance Program reflects that theme, with a focus on dance materials from France in the dance classes, a fully staged production of Jean-Philippe Rameau's Les Indes galantes (1735/36), and a special Baroque dance performance, Lully Project,with live music.

Faculty Dorothy Olsson and Kaspar Mainz.

Public Performances:

July 11, 2014 Jean-Philippe Rameau's Les Indes galantes

July 12, 2014 Lully Project, with live music. 

All Festival participants can sign up for dance classes, however only full time dance students will perform in the opera.