|February 5, 7:30pm||with Opera Lafayette, Catherine Turocy, stage director, Le Magnifiqueby André Grétry, Terrace Theater at the Kennedy Center, in Washington, DCThe modern premiere of this 18th-century opéra-comique takes place in Il Magnifico’s Florence and combines tender Gallic charm with lively Italian buffo. A virtuoso troupe of seven actor-singers joins intimate and bravura arias to fast-paced ensemble finales, which drive this short three-act comedy towards its inevitably happy close. In his American debut, the extraordinary young Swiss tenor Emiliano Gonzalez Toro takes the title role, with a cast including sopranos Elizabeth Calleo, Marguerite Krull, tenors Jeffrey Thompson and Karim Sulayman, baritone Doug Williams, with narration by bass-baritone Randall Scarlata. For more information and tickets: http://www.operalafayette.org/le_magnifique.html|
|February 9, 7:30pm||with Opera Lafayette, Catherine Turocy as stage director of Le Magnifique by André Grétry. Rose Theater, Frederick P. Rose Hall Home of Jazz at Lincoln Center, 7:30pm in New York City. See February 5th entry for description of Le Magnifique. For more information and tickets:http://www.operalafayette.org/le_magnifique.html|
|Dance of the Month at the Mark Morris Dance Center Brooklyn, New York$14 per class
Showing Scheduled at the end of Class
|June 3 to June 13, 2011||Goettingen Handel Festival in Germany, join the NYBDC in concerts of French ballet and see them featured in the new stage direction of Handel’s Teseo directed by Catherine Turocy with Nicholas McGegan conducting the Festival Orchestra. For more information and tickets see: http://www.haendel-festspiele.de
|January 11-16||Early Music Institute at Indiana UniversityCatherine Turocy is in residence with master classes for music and dance students.|
|February 1, 7pm||Gluck’s Armide is one of the masterpieces of the 18th century, intense and psychologically complex yet grand in its proportions. With this opera, Gluck both looks back to the traditions of lyric tragedy established by Lully and anticipates the romanticism of Berlioz and Wagner. A truly extraordinary cast brings Gluck’s ravishing music to life headed by Dominique Labelle as Armide. Also appearing are two artists making their Washington debut – American tenor William Burden and Dutch soprano Judith van Wanroij.Six dancers of our company, directed by Catherine Turocy. will create the visual spectacle in this concert production with dance, chorus, and orchestra.Kennedy Center Concert Hall in Washington, D.C. at 7pmwith Opera Lafayette Orchestra and Chorus conducted by Ryan Brown|
|February 3, 7pm||Repeat performance of Armide in NYC! (See above)The Rose Theatre at Lincoln Center in NYC at 7pmwith Opera Lafayette Orchestra and Chorus conducted by Ryan Brownwww.operalafayette.org|
|May 24, 7:30pm||Philidor’s Sancho Pança, Gouverneur dans l’Isle de Baratariais an “opéra bouffon” in which a cast of hilarious “commedia dell’Arte”-inspired characters plot to cure Sancho of his delusions of grandeur. This semi-staged performance features baritone Darren Perry in the title role, an original script by Nick Olcott based on the comedy by Poinsinet, and stage direction by Catherine Turocy. Sung in French with English surtitles and dialogue.Kennedy Center Terrace Theater in Washington, D.C.With Opera Lafayette Orchestra and Chorus conducted by Ryan Brownwww.operalafayette.org|
|June 20-25||Stanford Historical Dance Week, save the date!
Instructors: Lieven Baert, Catherine Turocy, Richard Powers, Sandra Hammond, Joan Walton.
|September 2, 10 am||CW Post Campus of Long Island University, Four Rivers to the Future, a dance/drama during the time of the French and Indian War with dancers of The New York Baroque Dance Company, The Thunderbird Dancers of the Shinnecock Reservation and students from the Dance Division. This showing is open to the students and faculty of CW Post but seating is limited. Please call 516-299-4198 for information.|
|September 19, 2010 at 2pm||with the Dallas Bach Society, Zéphyre, an acte de ballet by Jean Philippe Rameau, at Caruth Auditorium on the SMU campus, Dallas, TX (North American Premiere)Zephyre, a one act opera-ballet by Jean Philippe Rameau, will be performed with period dance, music and costume, retelling the myth of Cloris, the chaste nymph who is pursued by the god of the winds, Zephyre. The production will be choreographed and directed by Catherine Turocy, and will feature Ann Monoyios, one of the leading sopranos in the early music revival, who sang the lead in the renowned Paris Opera production of Lully’s Atys. Dancers: Joy Havens, Glenda Norcross, Alexis Silver, Valerie Shelton Tabor, Justin Coates., Junichi Fukuda and Gregory Youdon. For more information and tickets see:http://www.dallasbach.org/|
|September 21 and 22 at 8pm||with Concert Royal, Zéphyre, an acte de ballet by Jean Philippe Rameau, at Symphony Space in New York City (New York Premiere)Zephyre, see September 19th entry for description. In addition, a new dance featuring Rachel List who is celebrating her 20th anniversary with the NYBDC will be featured on the first half of the program. Dancers making their debut with the company include, Carly Fox, Alexis Silver, Meggi Sweeney Smith and Justin Coates. They will be joined by dancers Joy Havens, Glenda Norcross, Valerie Shelton Tabor, Junichi Fukuda and Gregory Youdon. For more information and tickets see: http://www.symphonyspace.org/genre/dance|
|November 20, 2010 at 7pm||“Let Them Eat Cake” (Baroque Ball) at 92nd Street Y Buttenweiser Hall at 92nd Street Y in NYCThe New York Baroque Dance Company, directed by Catherine Turocy invites you to an evening of ballroom and country dancing from the 18th century. Costumes encouraged but not required. Cake and coffee will be served in between dances. Come join in the festivities! Join us for the pre-ball classfrom 6-7pm.For more information and tickets see: www.92y.org|
|Jan 29, 09||Le Deserteur by Monsigny. Kennedy Center Terrace Theatre in Washington, D.C. with Opera Lafayette Orchestra and Chorus conducted by Ryan Brown.http://www.operalafayette.org|
|Feb 4, 09||Le Deserteur by Monsigny. The Rose Theatre at Lincoln Center in NYC with Opera Lafayette Orchestra and Chorus conducted by Ryan Brownhttp://www.operalafayette.org|
|Feb 16, 09||Dido and Aeneas by Henry Purcell. Meyerson Symphony Hall, Dallas, Texas with the Dallas Bach Society and students of Contemporary Ballet Dallashttp://www.dallasbach.org|
|Mar 3, 09||Lecture/Demonstration by Catherine Turocy. Emory University in Atlanta Georgiahttp://www.emory.edu|
|Mar 27, 09||Lecture/Demonstration. Metropolitan Museum of Art in NYC. Catherine Turocy and James Richman with Paula Robeson.www.metmuseum.org|
|Apr 24, 09||Earth, Wind and Fire. Chagrin Falls, Ohio. Dancers Catherine Turocy and Carlos Fittante. Apollo’s Fire directed by Jeannette Sorrell.http://www.apollosfire.org/|
|Apr 26, 09||Earth, Wind and Fire in Calgary (see above)|
|Apr 27, 09||Earth, Wind and Fire in Calgary (see above)|
|Jun 19-22, 09||Lecture/Demonstration TBA. The Society of Dance History Scholars Annual Conference. Stanford and San Francisco, California|
|Jun 27, 2009||Astoria Music Festival, Keith Clark Artistic Director. Catherine Turocy directs and choreographs Henry Purcell’s Fairy Queen. Joined by company dancers Caroline Copeland and Terence Duncan, this performance at the Liberty Theater in Astoria, Oregon promises to be unique. Juliana Gondek, the wonderful soprano we worked with in Handel’s Ariodante at the Goettingen Festival, will be featured as well as dancing monkeys, fairies and other surprises! 7:30 PMClick www.astoriamusicfestival.org to buy tickets before they are sold out.|
|Jul 23-25, 09||VOYAGE DE DANSE: the Samuel de Champlain Ballet, celebrating 400 years of history, culture and dance. Village of Rouses Point, NY.http://www.nortemaar.org|
|Aug 21-23, 09||Orlando by G.F. Handel performed at the Drottningholm Theater in Sweden. Catherine Turocy, stage director and dancers, Caroline Copeland, Sarah Edgar (assistant stage director/dancer), Alan Jones and Jason Melmshttp://www.dtm.se/engelsk/eframes_index.html|
|Aug 24-Sep 13, 09||NYBDC in residency at the C.W. Post campus of Long Island University. Details TBA|
|September 26, 1pm||Lecture/Performance on the French and Indian War with dancers from the NYBDC, CW Post LIU and the Shinnecock Reservation. This special event is part of the Long Island Fringe Festival at CW Post campus of Long Island University. The lecture/performance will be in the Great Hall at 1pm. See their website for updates:www.tillescenter.org/|
|Sep 30 – Oct 2, 7:30 pm||The third annual Early Music/Early Season showcase concerts at Le Poisson Rouge, 158 Bleecker Street, NYC, NY (between Thompson & Sullivan)
Le Poisson Rouge is a multimedia art cabaret founded by musicians on the site of the historic Village Gate. Dedicated to the fusion of popular and art cultures in music, film, theater, dance, and fine art, the venue’s mission is to revive the symbiotic relationship between art and revelry; to establish a creative asylum for both artists and audiences.Join Catherine Turocy and Carlos Fittante as they wind their way around the audience and the stage in Les Caracteres de la Danse (conjuring a midnight rendezvous) and Les Folies d’Espagne. The partnership between Turocy and Fittante runs deep after performing together since 1989. They will be joined by members of Concert Royal directed by James Richman on harpsichord.www.gemsny.org/gems2009.html
|October 19, 7pm||Les Arts Florissants by Charpentier is an intimate chamber opera written for an aristocratic 17th-century salon. In this allegory Music, Poetry, Architecture, and Painting are first threatened by Discord, and then allowed to flourish again with the arrival of Peace. Opera Lafayette presents this concert performance with dance, featuring Caroline Copeland in choreography by Catherine Turocy. Singers include soprano Nathalie Paulin and baritone William Sharp. The program opens with several short works written by Charpentier for Molière’s comedy “Le Mariage Forcé,” featuring bass-baritone François Loup. Sung in French with English surtitles.Kennedy Center Terrace Theater in Washington, D.C. at 7pmwith Opera Lafayette Orchestra and Chorus conducted by Ryan Brown|
|November 21, 7-8 class and 8-11 dancing for all||Baroque Ball with Catherine Turocy and members of The New York Baroque Dance CompanyStep out of the street and into one of NYCs most beautiful social dance ballrooms, the glorious Buttenwieser Hall at the 92nd Street Y! All ages and levels welcome. Beginners are encouraged to join a one-hour pre-event lesson included with admission price. Light refreshments are served at each event.$15 in advance, $20 at the door
Visit www.92Y.org/Harkness for more information.
|February 21, at 8pm:||A Tale of Two Cities, Baroque music and dance in Paris and London with Concert Royal directed by James Richman and The New York Baroque Dance Company. This evening will feature dances from the English court including The Diana which was originally choreographed for an ancestor of Princess Diana Spencer, The Prince of Wales Sarabande andThe Camilla, all published during the first half of the 18th century in London. The Passacaille d’Armide will be performed by Catherine Turocy as well as French court dances by the company. This concert takes place at Symphony Space (www.symphonyspace.org) 2537 Broadway at West 95th Street. Tickets can be purchased through Symphony Space.|
Handel’s Orlando at the Goettingen Handel Festival, Germany with stage direction and choreography by Catherine Turocy joined by members of the NYBDC. Nicholas McGegan is conducting. Go tohttp://www.haendel.org/data/home/index.php for tickets and more information about the vocal soloists.
Later in May a visit to dance conferences in France and Germany, more information coming.
|Sep 27-28, 08||2008 Dance Council Awards at Granville Arts Center in Garland, Texas. Catherine Turocy will receive the 2008 Natalie Skelton Award for Artistic Excellence.|
|Oct 11, 08||Lady Riot’s Costumed Ball (costume not required, but encouraged) 7-11pm. 92nd Street Y. 7-7:50pm lesson for all in ball etiquette, bows and basic steps 8-11 dancing.The New York Baroque Dance Company directed by Catherine Turocy, accompanied by musicians of Concert Royal directed by James Richman invite the general public to join them in an evening of entertainment, ballroom and country dancing from 18th century London. Ballroom and country dances published in London from 1709-1730 and sold on St Catherine´s Street near Covent Garden will be taught to the public.. Entertainment between the sets of taught dances will be provided by dancers of the NYBDC.Light refreshments will be served.No previous experience in period dance necessaryDress: costume of choice or cocktail attire.To purchase tickets for this event, please call Y-Charge at 212.415.5500 or visit the box office at Lexington at 92nd Street.|
|Nov 2, 08||From Folia to Fandango with dancers Catherine Turocy and Carlos Fittante and Pro Musica Rara directed by Allen Whearhttp://www.promusicarara.org/pmr_concerts.html|
The Food Allergy Initiative Benefit at the Waldorf Astoria, New York City
|October 25-November 18: NYBDC in Residence at Cornell University, Ithaca, New YorkPerformances and Outreach|
|Saturday, November 3,
|I. Introduction to 18th Century DanceCommunity School of Music and Art on 330 East State Street in downtown Ithaca. Free and open to the public.Caroline Copeland and Sarah Edgar of The New York Baroque Dance Company will be teaching a survey class on Baroque dance forms as seen in the dance suites of Bach and Handel. Students will learn steps and dance phrases to a minuet, bouree and sarabande. No previous dance experience is necessary, just a willingness to learn! (Please wear exercise clothes and flexible shoes.)These dances were published in a notation system developed by the dancing masters of King Louis XIV of France. At this time, the same dance steps were used in the ballroom and on the stage which is why it is possible to teach an introductory class to dancers and non-dancers alike. Members of the New York Baroque Dance Company, internationally recognized for its lively reconstructions and creations of theatrical ballets, will guide the students through the basic steps.|
|Sunday, November 11, 7:30-10:30pm||II. International Country Dances of the 18th Centuryat Robert Purcell Room, North Campus taught by Sarah Edgar. Free and open to the public.Dances:England: The Female Saylor
Germany: La Palatine Contredanse
America: The Lads of Dunce
Sarah Edgar, soloist with The New York Baroque Dance Company, will begin the class with teaching country dance steps of the period and honors used in Europe and in the colonies. She will also give a brief introduction to reading the shorthand notation system used for country dancing at that time.
This evening promises to be unique with dances from period sources such as Captain George Bush’s Notebook (recently published by Hendrickson and Keller), For the Further Improvement of Dancing published in London, 1710 and an unpublished notation from Germany acquired through friends.
No prior experience with historical dance is necessary. Looking forward to seeing you there! Thursday, November 15 : 12:30-1:15pmIII. Lunch Lecture/Performance in Lincoln Hall B20. Free and open to the public.Catherine Turocy and members of The New York Baroque Dance Company will give a rare backstage look into recreating comic dances of the 18th century. Sunday, November 18: 3:00pmIV. Harlequin’s Capers: Performance at Bailey HallHarlequin’s Capers brings the dancing commedia dell are to life and features the NYBDC’s premiere of Pygmalion, a comic ballet with music composed by Jean Joseph Mouret, first produced in Paris in 1734.Presented by The New York Baroque Dance Company, Catherine Turocy director, with NYS Baroque, Heather Miller Lardin, director. Performances and Outreach Sponsored by Cornell University’s Department of Music, Department of Theater, Film and Dance, Cornell Council for the Arts, French Studies Program, Society for the Humanities, Telluride Association, New York State Council on the Arts Oct 4 and 17Oct 4 at Strathmore in Maryland and 17th at Home of Jazz at Lincoln Center, the Franklin P. Rose Hall, The Rose Theater at 60th Street and Broadway, 8pm.Opera/ballet with Ryan Brown and Opera Lafayette Orchestra and Chorus: Zelindor, Roi des Sylphes, premiered at Versailles in 1745. Composed by Francois Rebel and Francois Francoeur, this beautiful opera-ballet casts an enchanting spell. The action revolves around Zelindor who employs all his powers and that of his magical adviser, Zulim, to convince the mortal, Zirphe of his undying love. Supported by dancing sylphs, gnomes and salamanders weaving a mystical enchantment, the courtship ascends to another level in the midst of beautiful sung airs, choruses and dance music. This semi-staged concert is the modern premiere of this work. There is only one performance in Strathmore and one in NYC, so please buy your tickets well in advance. This is also the NYC debut performance for the period instrument orchestra, Opera Lafayette, Ryan Brown, Conductor and Artistic Director. Sep 21,22 and 28, 29 at 7:30pmPoints of Departure: a concert of New York and world premieres with choreography by Patricia Beaman, Sarah Edgar, Austin McCormick, Seth Williams and Catherine Turocy at The Mark Morris Dance Center, 3 Lafayette Avenue in Brooklyn, New York. ( for directions go to www.mmdg.org) This innovative concert revolves around 18th century dance notation as a basis of inspiration for the creation of modern works. Daniel Becker has been commissioned to compose a chamber music suite for Concert Royal to be choreographed by Seth Williams in his new work: Point of Departure. As the creative process develops for the other works we will be adding to this descriptive paragraph for the concert. Tickets can be purchased at the door the night of the concert. Aug 29-Sep 23Pride and Prejudice: An adaptation of Jane Austen’s novel by Catherine Sheehy Directed by Stan Wojewodski, Jr. and choreographed by Catherine Turocy for the Dallas Theater Center in Dallas, Texas. For tickets contactwww.dallastheatercenter.org Aug 22 6-7pmLincoln Center Out of Doors
www.lincolncenter.org Aug 11NYBDC and Hanover Band at Festival de Pollenca in Spain. www.festivalpollenca.orgThis performance of The New York Baroque Dance Company is supported by USArtists International, a program of The National Endowment for the Arts and managed by Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation. (www.midatlanticarts.org) Additional funding is provided by The Andrew Mellon Foundation and the Rockefeller Brothers Fund. Jul 28-30Glenda Norcross and Garfield Lemonius, guest dancers, Highland Festival in North Carolina.
www.h-cmusicfestival.org Jul 21-27
Historical Dance Summer Workshop at Goucher College, Baltimore, MarylandWant to just get started (or ease back into) Historical Dance?Would you like to explore the dances of William Shakespeare and Jane Austen? Dance teachers to semi-professional actors, instrumentalists, singers and dancers; students and Living History buffs, join us for our Weekend Intensive, July 21-22.Or…are you looking for a more in-depth understanding of the material? Join us for our 5 day Professional Studies Workshop, July 23-27. Specifically for dance professionals, grad and undergrad university students, actors, singers, and directors. Contacts resulting in future collaborations could be established–enriching everyone’s experience! Discover 16th-18th century European Court and Grotesque dance.
Or…do both the Weekend Intensive and the Professional Studies Workshop for an immersion into the treasures of the past. The two-level option (beginning/intermediate or advanced class levels) provides for flexibility and makes it easier for everyone to get maximum benefit. In sessions designated for both groups there will be “tutors” assigned to work with people who are less experienced.
Jul 14-15Hillwood Museum and Gardens, Washington, DC. NYBDC and Opera Lafayette www.hillwoodmuseum.org Jun 21-24Paris, France. Catherine Turocy and company present a lecture/demonstration at the Society of Dance History Scholars and CORD international conference www.sdhs.org Jun 18 & 19Nantes, France. Catherine Turocy- guest speaker on Marie Salle at the Printemps des Arts Festival. May 4Catherine Turocy Lecture/ Demonstration for the DAR, Dallas, Texas Apr 2Caroline Copeland Lecture/Demonstration at Barnard College, New York City Mar 14-19Catherine Turocy in residence at Oberlin College, Ohio Feb 20Pygmalion by Jean Philippe Rameau with The Dallas Bach Society in Dallas, Texas
www.dallasbach.org Feb 16Pygmalion by Jean Philippe Rameau with Mercury Baroque in Houston, Texas
www.mercurybaroque.org Feb 3Opera Lafayette Armide by Jean Baptiste Lully at the University of Maryland at College Park
|Nov 12:||ProMusica Rara “Invitation to the Dance” with guest soloist Catherine Turocy.
Towson University www.promusicarara.org
|Oct 6-8:||Federal Hall Re-Opening Festivities. Federal Hall, 26 Wall Street NYC. All activities free to the public.
Times: October 6 at 12pm and 2:30pm. October 7 at 12pm, and October 8 at 11am.
|Sept 30-Oct 1:||Dancing with Destiny with the Anchorage Symphony, Mozart’s Le Petits Riens.
Location: Atwood Concert Hall, Anchorage, Alaska.www.anchoragesymphony.org
|Sept 15-16:||The New York Baroque Dance Company and Concert Royal in their 30th season together celebrate Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s anniversary with the New York City premiere ofInvisible Dances , a dance suite from Idomeneo, Piano Concerto in A Major, K414 featuring James Richman on fortepiano and Mozart’s only ballet: Les Petits Riens.
Florence Gould Hall, 55 East 59th Street in Manhattan.
|August:||Residence at the Catskill Mountain Foundation|
|Red Barn, Route 23A Village of Hunter|
|Jun 30:||Excerpts from the Follias and Handel’s Terpsichore|
|Oberlin College in Ohio|
|Jun 18:||Mozart and the Dance|
|Connecticut Early Music Festival in New London|
|Jun 2 & 3:||Idomeneo by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart|
|Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, The University of Maryland in College Park, Maryland|
|Mar 19 – Apr 2:||Residency at Indiana University with the Early Music Institute|
|Indiana University, Bloomington, IN|
|Feb 9 & 11:||Earth, Wind and Fire|
|Finney Chapel in Oberlin, Ohio on February 9th, and in Boston on February 11th|
|Feb 9:||Courting an English Lady, Proper and Improper|
|Winter Garden, World Financial Center, 200 Vesey Street, New York City|