Historical Dance

Matelot

Historical Dance ~ Week 1, July 5-12, 2015

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 Italy and Spain." The Historical Dance Program reflects that theme, with a focus on dance materials from Italy in the dance classes, a fully staged production of Handel's Il Pastor Fido (1734). 


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

Faculty Dorothy Olsson and Kaspar Mainz.

More information coming soon!