Baroque Dance Unmasked
Baroque Dance Unmasked click to buy video “Baroque Dance Unmasked: Workshop to Performance” is a vivid Baroque dance documentary produced by Dancetime Publications in association with Catherine Turocy, the renowned Artistic Director of The New York Baroque Dance Company. The DVD provides a rare look at the artistic process in re-creating dance and dance-theater, from studio to stage. Included, there is information about Baroque music, fencing, mask work, notation, costumes, and the inner life of dance performers working in this dance style. Preview:
Creating Dance: A Traveler’s Guide buy from Amazon
Catherine Turocy’s personal story in dance is the chapter: Spinning Spheres. This book tells the stories of ten dancers, choreographers, teachers, researchers, and administrators who have made a life in dance. By asking questions about why, how and where people have and still travelling in pursuit of creating dance, the book reveals the myriad routes and opportunities to remain engaged in the art form that they love.
Dance on Its Own Terms: Histories and Methodologies: see Catherine Turocy’s chapter 6 discussing her methodology in teaching dancers of today about the dancing body and movement concepts of the Baroque era which are not found in the usual dance books of the time. This chapter is based on her experience as a dancer and choreographer/director over the last 40 years. buy from Amazon
Dance on its Own Terms: Histories and Methodologies anthologizes a wide range of subjects examined from dance-centered methodologies: modes of research that are emergent, based in relevant systems of movement analysis, use primary sources, and rely on critical, informed observation of movement. The chapters emphasize dance history and core disciplinary knowledge in three categories of significant dance activity: performance and reconstruction, pedagogy and choreographic process, and notational and other written forms that analyze and document dance. Conceptually, each chapter also raises concerns and questions that point to broadly inclusive methodological applications. Engaging and insightful, Dance on its Own Terms represents a major contribution to research on dance.
Dance Masters: Interviews with Legends of Dance Order from Amazon.com Janet Roseman’s book is a collection of conversational interviews with seven well-known dancers and choreographers: Edward Villela, Merce Cunningham, Mark Morris, Catherine Turocy, Alonzo King, Danny Grossman and Michael Smuin. Featuring biographies, interviews and photographs, it offers insight into the life of each choreographer, exploring their professional development, relationships with mentors and audiences, their creative process, the effects of dancing on the body, and what it simply feels like to dance.Paperback: 208 pages Publisher: Routledge (March 1, 2001) ISBN: 0415929520 Product Dimensions: 9.0 x 6.0 x 0.5 inches
Voltaire’s Temple of Glory Order from Amazon.com Based on the writings of Voltaire, this baroque ballet by Catherine Turocy takes place in Voltaire’s home while he is writing the libretto for a court celebration (Temple de la Gloire) concerned with the nature of royalty. There is an Air for Heroes and Demons, Air for the Muses (Passepied), a Minuet, a Loure, Air for Bacchus, Air for Followers of Bacchus, Gavotte I and II for Venus and Mars, and Final Contradanze. Filmed at the Jarvis Conservatory, Napa, California. Music by Jean-Philippe Rameau. Performed by the Concert Royal and 18 dancers and workshop students in period costume. 1998, 27 mins.
The Pleasures of the Dance Order from Amazon.com Written, directed and choreographed by Catherine Turocy. Music by Rameau, Lully, Leclair. Performed by the Concert Royal. Filmed at the Jarvis Conservatory with Catherine Turocy, Deda Christina Colonna, and 13 dancers and workshop students in period costume. Eighteenth century Paris is the setting for this Baroque dance video in which the aristocratic Madame Montaigue brings to life a salon gathering where a menuet ‘deux, a gigue’ deux (choreography by Feuillet) , and a menuet ‘quatre (choreography by Gaudrau) are danced. Next, at the dancing master’s house, after a fencing lesson and a sarabande lesson, a forlana and the Rigaudon from La Bretagne (all choreographed by Picour) are performed. Then players from a Commedia troupe perform The Peasant in a Basket and The Three Legged Dance. Finally, onstage at the Paris Opera, Terpsicore, her attendants, faun, and sylvans perform a gavotte, musette, and tambourin.