2013 Santa Barbara Historical Dance Workshops
We invite you to join us at this unique multi-era workshop with internationally renowned faculty on the beautiful campus of UC Santa Barbara. Because of popular demand, our workshop now offers 2 additional days of study, allowing students to choose from a convenient weekend intensive or an even deeper investigation into the material with a smaller focus group. With 3 air conditioned studios at our feet, we have ample room for dancing. If you would like to stay at the dorms, please sign up by 3/26/13.
Location: University of California Santa Barbara
Dates: Weekend Only, arrive Friday afternoon and leave Sunday afternoon, 6/28-6/30
Tuition: The Weekend Only tuition is $150.00. There is a $10 application fee.
Dates: Weekend Plus, arrive Friday afternoon and leave Tuesday afternoon, 6/28-7/2
Tuition: The Weekend Plus tuition is $300.00. There is a $10 application fee.
Dorms on Campus come with a food plan and are very affordable: Link to dorm description, San Miguel Residence Hall http://www.housing.ucsb.edu/residences
Questions: If you have any questions about registration, payment, dormitories, etc., please email our Administrator, Lorna Omessi at email@example.com
If you wish to pay online AFTER READING THE REGISTRATION FORM for the Weekend Only, please use the following links to PayPal
The Weekend Only workshop includes beginning to advance levels and is offered to: Professional performers and teachers in the areas of Dance, Drama and Music, Vintage Dancers and serious amateurs. Dance teachers of private studios and dance clubs, choreographers, dancers in career transition, studio dancers of the film industry and musical theater are encouraged to attend.
We are flexible in our class structure and would be happy to guide you through the schedule. Students may choose introductory classes from the 18th, 19th and 20th Centuries which would give a basic understanding of period step vocabularies and style or they may choose a series of classes in one period only which would give an in-depth study of that era.
Areas of Study: Catherine Turocy, a leader in the field of Baroque dance, will teach selected dances from Orchesographie by Thoinot Arbeau (1589), A Collection of ball- dances performed at court (English dancing master Mr. Isaac, published 1706-1713, London) and The New and Curious School of Theatrical Dancing by Gregorio Lambranzi (1716, Nuremberg). Dancers from the NYBDC will assist with demonstration and teaching the Feuillet notation system. James Richman, harpsichordist and conductor, will teach Baroque music forms to students, introducing them to the standard French dance suites of Bach and his contemporaries. Sandra Noll Hammond will teach early 19th century ballet style featuring classroom material and performance repertory from dancing masters Carlo Blasis, E.A.Theleur, Michel and Arthur Saint-Leon and Leopold Adice. Hammond is the most highly regarded scholar/teacher of early 19th century ballet. Classes in 19th and 20th century social dances will be drawn from both European and American sources and taught by Richard Powers, teacher/choreographer at Stanford University and well-respected choreographer for period works such as CBS’s film Spring Awakenings. Sarah Edgar, a member of NYBDC with an MA from Hochschule für Musik und Tanz Köln, is also the director of Punk’s Delight, a postmodern Baroque group of performing artists. She will lead the seminar that explores new ways to use historical materials in experimental performance. If funding permits, we are planning a professional Baroque dance concert by the NYBDC members and Musical Oratory to close the workshop in Santa Barbara. There are plans to repeat the concert in San Diego and possibly Los Angeles.
The Weekend Plus
If you wish to pay online AFTER READING THE REGISTRATION FORM for the Weekend Plus, please use the following links to PayPal
The Weekend Plus workshop includes beginning to advance levels and is offered to: Professional performers and teachers in the areas of Dance, Drama and Music, Vintage Dancers and serious amateurs. Dance teachers of private studios and dance clubs, choreographers, dancers in career transition, studio dancers of the film industry and musical theater are encouraged to attend.
We are flexible in our class structure and would be happy to guide you through the schedule. Anyone signing up for The Weekend Plus must attend the workshop on the weekend because the extended workshop will assume the students have prior knowledge. Each student will sign up for the Monday and Tuesday classes after they have completed the weekend workshop.
We are encouraging dance teachers, choreographers, directors and performers to register for the Weekend Plus. This innovative workshop aims to give a fresh perspective on period choreographies and dance treatises to the dancer who is looking at these materials for the first time. Our teachers will provide the tools needed to extend the students’ knowledge into the past. For example, university dance history teachers who often are requested to create dance scenes for the plays of Shakespeare or Molière or for Mozart operas, will gain an understanding of basic step vocabularies and styles for different historical periods and how to re-create a period look for their task at hand. In addition, experimental choreographers interested in building new constructs based on historical works will learn how to use materials and tools from the workshop to realize their vision. This workshop is unique in its goal to open the history of dance to professional performers and choreographers who wish to take the knowledge into their own performance practice and to further their own personal dance legacy.
Musical Oratory Workshop: The Baroque dance portion of the workshop will run parallel to a Baroque music workshop administered by The Musical Oratory Foundation on the subject of ‘Historically Informed Baroque Performance Practices for the Modern Instrument Player.’ The two workshops will be covering related material and it will be possible for dance students to audit lectures in the music workshop and vice versa.
Registration for the workshop began in early December. Dorm rooms are available on a first-come-first served basis.
Scholarship Fund: If you would like to make a tax-deductible contribution to the Scholarship Fund for this workshop, please make a donation through PayPal at this link: https:/paypal for Scholarship Fund
The Scholarship Application Process is closed for 2013 but we are continuing to accept contributions. The Scholarship Committee’s choice will be announced soon.