2014 Santa Barbara Historical Dance Workshops!
This innovative workshop covering dances from the 17th to the 20th century aims to give a fresh perspective on historical dance.
Video from past workshops
Teachers will provide tools needed to extend the students’ knowledge into the past and, with the future in mind, experimental choreographers wishing to build new constructs based on historical works will learn how to realize their individual visions.
A special feature this year is a focus on Regency Dance with Richard Powers who will be teaching the 1802 Congo Minuet (advanced), 1825 Ecossaise, 1805-1820 Scotch 6-Hand Reel, Wilson’s 1816 French Waltzing, 1820s German Waltzes (advanced) and the Regency Lancers Quadrille.
Teachers, professional dance students, Vintage dancers and dance enthusiasts as well as actors, musicians and those interested in cultural history are all welcome! Dorms with a meal plan or hotels in town are available to our students with early registration.
The weekend Survey Course covering all periods is a wonderful way to begin one’s study of different eras or to round out one’s experience of historical dance. Specializing in one era is also possible.
Our Guest Teacher, Bruno Benne, Director of Beaux- Champs, a New Baroque dance company based in Paris, was chosen by Lucinda Childs in 2013 to be her choreographic collaborator for the opera, Alessandro by Handel, in which she did the stage direction and choreography. This practical experience in the opera world with Childs has given him a unique perspective on today’s developments in the New Baroque style. He has also worked extensively with Beatrice Massin and Marie Genevieve Masse in historical dance and will teach a reconstruction of Beauchamp’s Sarabande.
Faculty also includes: Catherine Turocy, Artistic Director of the New York Baroque Dance Company, decorated by the French Republic as a Chevalier (knight) for her contributions to historical dance and James Richman, harpsichordist and conductor of Concert Royal in NYC an d the Dallas Bach Society.
Combattimento with Matthew Buffalo and Alexis Silver
Catherine Turocy will be teaching her choreography for Il Combattimento Click here for review by Monteverdi, assisted by dancers Alexis Silver and Justin Coates
CLASSES BEING PLANNED FOR 2014:
Richard Powers will be teaching “Dances of the English Regency Era and French First Empire (1804-1820).” One of the dances includes a revised reconstruction of the Minuet Congo based on new information discovered this year! For those of you who would like to know more about 19th century dance please see:Richard’s web page
In the area of notation, Catherine Turocy will incorporate teaching the basics of Feuillet notation in her beginning technique class and will offer a slightly different class in using Feuillet notation as a contemporary dance score.
Period movement and staging are of great current interest. Richard Powers will offer a class focusing on “Period Movement for Stage: techniques on bringing the era, and the dances, to life onstage.”
In honor of our French guest, Catherine Turocy will teach La Voltaire et La Franklein, a quadrille from the late 18th century which was sold at Versailles.
(Please note that classes listed are subject to change.)
LIST OF CLASSES AND TIMES, classes taught by Bruno Benne, Richard Powers and Catherine Turocy
DATES: WEEKEND: Friday evening, June 27*- Sunday afternoon, June 29
OR… WEEKEND PLUS: Friday evening, June 27*-Tuesday, July 1
(*Early check-in on Thursday is available)
Weekend Registration (2)
Weekend Plus Registration (2)
Early Arrival Registration
TUITION: WEEKEND-$150 + $10 application fee + $15 video and video archival access. If you are not staying on campus and need to pay only for tuition, Click here to pay online: https:/paypal for weekend tuition and application fee
WEEKEND PLUS -$300 + $10 application fee + $15 video and video archival access. If you are not staying on campus and need to pay only for tuition, Click here to pay online: https:/paypal for weekend plus tuition and application fee
Please note that the video and video archival access fee supports video documentation of the workshop, recording the dances which are taught as well as the lecture. In addition, all teachers will upload their handouts in electronic form and students will receive the access link in an email following the workshop. This information is invaluable to teachers, choreographers and those who want to continue to work with the material in creative projects or in their own classes.
ROOM AND BOARD is available on campus for single and double rooms. All rooms come with a meal plan and linens. Please refer to Price Plan List Below
WEEKEND: Arrival check-in Friday June 27th – check-out Sunday June 29
Room and Board Single – $220.00 For online payment with one click for tuition, room/ board, video and application fee: Plan A
Room and Board Double – $176.00* For online payment with one click for tuition, room/board, video and application fee: Plan B
WEEKEND PLUS: Arrival check-in Friday June 27th – check-out Tuesday, July 1st
Room and Board Single - $438.50 For online payment with one click for tuition, room/board, video and application fee: Plan C
Room and Board Double – $350.50* For online payment with one click for tuition, room/board, video and application fee: Plan D
IF YOU NEED TO CHECK IN ON THURSDAY, JUNE 26TH
Room and Board Single (one night plus dinner and breakfast and lunch the following day) $108.63 For online payment: Plan E
Room and Board Double (one night plus dinner and breakfast and lunch the following day) $86.28 For payment online: Plan F
*two people must reside in a double occupancy room. Roommate recommendations are available upon request.
SCHOLARSHIP FUND DONATION
If you wish to make a contribution to the Scholarship Fund through PayPal, please click here: https:/paypal for Scholarship Fund
SANDRA NOLL HAMMOND has contributed much to our workshop. Although she is now retired from teaching, she is still a consultant. Please visit her website to learn more about her work: Sandra’s Website