Friday, June 24 – Tuesday, June 28, 2016
Spanish historical dance expert, Ana Yepes, a native of Madrid, will teach a survey of Spanish court dances from the 16th century through the 18th century, including excerpts from Discursos sobre el Arte del Danzado by Esquivel Navarro, 1642; the Libro de danzar by Juan Antonio Jaque, 17th century; Memoria de las Danças by Francesc Olivelles, 1701; Chorégraphie y figurativa y demonstrativa del arte de danzar en la forma española by Noveli,1708 and Explicación del danzar a la Española by Pablo Minguet, 1740. The works by Olivelles and Noveli mentioned above ARE NOT AVAILABLE ONLINE OR IN AMERICAN LIBRARIES. The “Códice Martinez Compañón” manuscript of the 18th century, found in Cuzco, Peru will also be explored. In addition to musical scores, it contains many illustrations of dancers and musical instruments. The author was a Spanish priest of Navarra (1738-1797), who arrived in Peru in 1768 and was appointed Bishop of Trujillo in 1779.
Day 1: The Santa Barbara Historical Museum historian will guide us through an outstanding collection of fine art from the late Renaissance, Spanish Colonial, Mexican, and Early California periods. The tour will be followed by a Welcome Dance in the courtyard with live music where participants and museum members will learn social dances of the Baroque taught by Ana Yepes and Catherine Turocy and a California contredance. Marisol Cabrera, native of Santa Barbara and currently with New York’s Ballet Hispanico, will demonstrate Flamenco dances. A Taco Truck will be present in front of the museum for those who are hungry and complimentary wine and/or lemonade will be served. 2016 Taco Truck and Dance Agenda
Days 2-5: The workshop will be made up of technique classes and lecture/demonstrations. Covering Spanish dances from the Baroque through the Enlightenment, Ana Yepes will teach a survey of dances from the treatises mentioned in the introduction. These classes, addressed to students of different levels, are an introduction to the Spanish Baroque style, covering steps and variations of Jácara and Paradetas, Folias, Canaries, Sarabandes, etc. For those who already have some experience, the workshop will be a continuation of their practice and an opportunity to get deeper into the style. Castagnettes and fan practice will be taught from a period perspective. Please bring castagnettes if you have them.
ACCOMMODATIONS: The Spanish colonial theme for this year’s workshop has inspired us to move the workshop off the UCSB campus and into the heart of Old Santa Barbara. The Santa Barbara Historical Museum, the Mission and the town historical district with a ballroom in the Parish Hall and the new dance studios of Dance Arts will be our campus. Marci Hall has researched housing at rates ranging from inexpensive to luxurious and is available for guidance. Please find below a choice of accommodations near the downtown area, in particular near the dance studio facilities and/or the Santa Barbara Historical Museum. As preferences will be different from student to student, we ask that students make their own reservations. Remember to ask for discounts if you are an AAA member or have found a coupon from the internet. The classes on Friday-Sunday will take place at Santa Barbara Dance Arts and the Santa Barbara Historical Museum. Classes on Monday and Tuesday will be held at Parish Hall and the Santa Barbara Historical Museum. Contact Marci Hall at firstname.lastname@example.org or 972-771-7279 with any questions or help with calculating distances. Let us know when and where you book your room once you have made your reservation.
TUITION: Thank you students who responded to our last survey. As a result of your helpful comments, there are new tuition options on the Registration Form/Waiver and we have revised the payment deadlines. Teachers, you are offered a tuition discount for bringing students to our workshop. For those 25 years of age and under, there is a special rate to help you with your budget.
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