Pleasures of the Dance is a concert of dance and live music from early eighteenth century Europe. Drawing from published period ballroom favorites such as The Diana (which was dedicated to Princess Diana’s ancestor of the same name), The Camilla and theatrical repertoire including Les Caracteres de l’Amour, this concert is designed to reach a broad audience. Dances and instrumental music of the ball, the stage and the fair will give a vivid picture of the times.
Pre-concert lecture (30 minutes) is available upon request.
Catherine Turocy will give an entertaining and informative perspective on Queens and other royalties of the court to whom the dances on the concert were dedicated. Including anecdotes from letters and diaries of the time, the lecture will be a real “behind the scenes” look at society in France and England.
Master classes are available and will be arranged separately. Prices vary depending on the nature and size of the class.
For more information and bookings please contact Catherine Turocy -212-662-8829