2014 Santa Barbara Historical Dance Weekend PLUS, Save the Dates!
This innovative workshop covering dances from the 17th to the 20th century aims to give a fresh perspective on historical dance.
Teachers will provide tools needed to extend the students’ knowledge into the past. With the future in mind, experimental choreographers wishing to build new constructs based on historical works will learn to realize their individual visions.
There are very few summer workshops in the US to offer historical dance training in many eras, taught by internationally renowned teachers/performers, all of whom are also choreographers. Classes attract university teachers who wish to re-tool themselves, professional dance students, Vintage dancers and dance enthusiasts as well as actors, musicians and those interested in cultural history. The mixed student body creates a vitality conducive to new creative thought. The location at the University of California in Santa Barbara, situated on the water, inspires reflection and exploration. Dorms with a meal plan or hotels in town are available to our students with early registration.
Faculty 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; Richard Powers, teacher/choreographer at Stanford University and well-respected choreographer for period works such as CBS’s film Spring Awakenings, Sarah Edgar, Associate Director of The New York Baroque Dance Company as well as choreographer/guest stage director with Haymarket Opera and James Richman, harpsichordist and conductor of Concert Royal in NYC an d the Dallas Bach Society.
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, a leader in the New Baroque for the past 15 years. In our intensive, as our guest teacher/dancer from Paris, he will present a different facet of the New Baroque choreographic movement with his French perspective.
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
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BEHIND THE SCENES (and subject to change) as we prepare our classes 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: http://socialdance.stanford.edu/syllabi/19th_century_Fr.htm
In the area of notation, Catherine Turocy will incorporate teaching the basics of Feuillet notation in her beginning technique class while Sarah Edgar 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.” Meanwhile, Sarah Edgar will also give a class in staging a Baroque aria.
Bruno Benne, Guest teacher, will be reconstructing the Beauchamp Sarabande from notation and will also teach a contemporary class in the New Baroque style.
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.
We are currently looking for funding to bring dance artist, Dmitry Filimonov from Moscow as a guest particpant. He is an excellent scholar and teacher, a young man who runs his own organization and academic conference (held in St. Petersburg). Right now Russia has the largest and youngest historic social dance “scene” in the world — four to five thousand dancers — with almost a hundred historic social dance groups in Russia, twenty in Moscow alone, recreating these dances and putting on large-scale balls in full costume. Many are doing their own research and reconstructions. The average age of these dancers and scholars is in their twenties.
This posting will be updated with more information on:
- Guest artists
- Details on classes
- Scholarship deadline