Dance Classes at Mark Morris Dance Center in Brooklyn
Saturday, September 6th, 3-3:45pm: Open House Free Class with Ani Udovicki
Soloist and teacher with the New York Baroque Dance Company, Ani Udovicki will conduct a sample Baroque Dance class to give students a taste of the Baroque. Cost: Free
Saturday, September 13, 3-5pm: Hogarth’s Line of Beauty in Baroque Dance with Catherine Turocy
According to William Hogarth, the S-shaped curved lines signify liveliness and activity: “the waving line, which is a line more productive of beauty than any of the former, as in flowers, and other forms of the ornamental kind: for which reason we shall call it the line of beauty.” Join Catherine Turocy, decorated by the French Republic as a Chevalier for her work in historical stage practice, as she explores posture, arm gestures and positions of the hands while in the action of dancing a slow air. Cost: $16
Location: Mark Morris Dance Center, 3 Lafayette Avenue, Brooklyn, NY
Performances in October
Monday, October 6th: Premiere of Les Fêtes de l’Hymen et de l’Amour, ou Les Dieux d’Égypte, The last of Jean Philippe Rameau’s large-scale opéra-ballets to be revived and performed in recent times, will be performed by an international cast. Each act is directed by one of the production’s three contributing choreographers: Catherine Turocy of the New York Baroque Dance Company, Anuradha Nehru of Kalanidhi Dance, and Seán Curran of the Seán Curran Company. Conductor Ryan Brown will be leading Opera Lafayette Orchestra and Chorus in this staged and costumed production. Twenty-one dancers are participating in this opera as part of the 250th Anniversary Year for Jean Philippe Rameau.
Performance in NYC: Thurs., October 9, 2014 – Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Frederick P. Rose Hall, 7:30 p.m. Premiere in Washington DC: Monday, October 6, 2014 – The Kennedy Center Concert Hall, 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, October 12, with the Dallas Bach Society If you are in Dallas, celebrate the 250th anniversary of Jean Philippe Rameau with a wide-ranging selection of his work, featuring renowned soprano Ann Monoyios. James Richman will conduct the The Dallas Bach Society orchestra and chorus in dances, chamber music, Pièces de clavecin, and two pieces of opera-ballet as performed at the Paris Opera during the Baroque period: La Danse from Les Fêtes d’Hébé, and the Prologue to Les Fêtes de l’Hymen et de l’Amour (see description above.)
Location: SMU campus, Caruth Auditorium at 3pm
Thursday, October 9- Saturday, October 11: Court/Garden at St. Mark’s Danspace Project Directed by Yanira Castro, this spectacle in 3 acts, Court/Garden, is a new dance and live music performance by a canary torsi. It takes as its inspiration the imperial ballets of Louis XIV’s French Court, the spectatorship of the proscenium stage and the presentation of video feeds as cultural, social and political frames of experience. CG delves into an operatic, spectacle-driven vocabulary to reflect on how power functions in contemporary theatrical images from the fashion runway to the creation of cultural icons.
Catherine Turocy conducted an intense workshop for the dancers and choreographer/director Yanira Castro as a kick-off for their exploration into this period. Turocy has also been acting as the historical consultant on this contemporary work and stands in admiration of the collaboration directed by Castro.
To watch a short video about the early part of our process at Maggie Allesee National Center for Choreography, please visit: https://vimeo.com/83345700