Historical Dance

Opera perfomance at AEMF 18

Historical Dance Program

Week One, July 14-21, 2019

Faculty: Dorothy Olsson and Kaspar D. Mainz

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 Itay" The Historical Dance Program will focus on dance materials from those countries, and a fully-staged production of a Baroque opera. All Festival participants can sign up for dance classes, however only full time dance students will perform in the opera.