Historical Dance


Saturday, July 4

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 5

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 Handel's Il Pastor Fido, and for the Oboe Band project, Carnevale!.

*These classes will serve as both audition and rehearsal for the dance roles for the Baroque Opera Project (Handel's Il Pastor Fido, July 10 performance) and for the Oboe Band project, Carnevale! (July 8 performance). All dancers wishing to perform in either production must attend these sessions.

Monday-Friday, July 6-10

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 Pécour, Feuillet and others (sarabande, gigue, chaconne, passepied, minuetto, etc.). Two levels (determined by staff after classes on July 4 and 5).

11:00 am-12:15 pm. Baroque Dance Topic. (Mainz) Phrases from dances by choreographers Grossatesta, L'Abbé and others.

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 dances from Italian sources. 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 (Handel's Il Pastor Fido, performance Friday evening, July 10, 8:00 pm), and for the Oboe Band project, Carnevale! (performance Wednesday afternoon, July 8, 5:00 pm). Possible evening rehearsals on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday. Opera dress rehearsal, late Thursday evening.