SANTA BARBARA HISTORICAL DANCE WEEKEND 2015
University of California – Santa Barbara
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August 20 – Special Intensive, Of Banquets and Balls: L’Aimable Vainqueur
August 21-23 Weekend Option
August 21-25 Weekend Plus Option
This multi-era workshop will explore both social and theatrical dances from the 16th to the 20th centuries. Professional and amateur dancers, college students and vintage dancers are welcome. Musicians, actors and those interested in cultural history are encouraged to enroll for the survey course designed for beginners. Students can attend for a weekend or sign up for the extended workshop which adds Monday and Tuesday to the weekend workshop. This year there will be an optional intensive offered on Thursday, August 20th with historian and guest artist, Alan Jones.
$175 for the Weekend Option/ $350 for the Weekend Plus Option
$100 for Of Banquets and Balls: L’Aimable Vainqueur, special intensive with Alan Jones, NOTE: Seating is limited to 15 students
$10 Application Fee and $15 Video Fee (non-refundable)
Room and Board at UCSB is additional (see price options on Registration Form below). Single and double occupancy rates available. We can offer assistance in finding a roommate. Students will be staying in the Santa Rosa residence hall this year. If you are planning to stay in the residence hall, please register by April 1, 2015.
CANCELLATION POLICY: No room and board refunds for cancellations made on May 20, 2015 or after.
Scholarships are available.
About the classes:
August 20th Intensive: Alan Jones, guest artist, will give a special intensive on 18th century recipes sung to popular dances of the time as recorded in France’s first cookbook, Festin Joyeaux, published in 1738. Of Banquets and Balls: L’Aimable Vainqueur, is a rare look at the genius of Festin Joyeaux. Using dance music as a way of remembering recipes, this book offers insight into the French cooking style.
The origin of one of the cookbook’s recipe music, L’Aimable Vainqueur, is a famous aria and chorus from Andre Campra’s opera, Hesione, first performed in Paris, 1700. The music was danced in the opera and soon became popular on the ballroom dance floor with at least 3 choreographies to this tune. Notated in the period Feuillet dance notation system, it was disseminated across Europe and its colonies in North America and French Haiti. Everyone knew this music and had most likely danced to it.
The cookbook’s Potage de Moules recipe is sung to this tune and can be made with either a meat broth or a vegetarian broth of dried peas (for Lent and other fasts). Once the broth(s) exist and the mussels are cleaned, it is relatively simple to prepare. Ingredients include: mussels, butter, onions, mushrooms, carrots and other root vegetables, and the broth.
The Ragoût recipe and the Coulis de moules recipe are also sung to L’Aimable Vainqueur. It is an extremely interesting process, going from simplicity to richness, as one realizes these recipes. Students will be able to compare 6 different preparations all springing from the same basic recipe.
Our goal for the special intensive, Of Banquets and Balls: L’Aimable Vainqueur, is to rediscover the 1738 recipes and to teach our students the original sung aria and dances to which this title refers. We will open the cultural discussion of the artwork’s appropriation across class structures and geographical boundaries in the 18th century and now, hopefully, in our own century as this work is “decoded” and re-introduced with our work in Santa Barbara.
Print registration form and send with check (or pay by PayPal below) to:
Marci Hall, The New York Baroque Dance Company, 601 N. Fannin St., Rockwall, TX 75087
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Marci Hall, (972) 771-7279, firstname.lastname@example.org