SANTA BARBARA HISTORICAL DANCE WEEKEND AND WEEKEND PLUS VIDEO CATALOGUE
Mariel McEwen, video artist, has documented our classes in Santa Barbara.
PLEASE NOTE : These video clips represent dances taught to the students. In some cases the dancers had only 2 classes and in other cases the dancers had 3-4 classes. Some are professional dancers and other students are teachers or enthusiasts. Because the dances were taught in a workshop situation, please view the material as such and not as a finished product. It is our hope that these clips will inspire professional dancers to look more deeply into this treasure trove of early social and theatrical dance.
Please be aware that reconstructing a dance involves interpretation and at times original work from the reconstructor as she makes decisions for information which may be missing or is unclear. Hence, the reconstructed dance is an “edition” by the reconstructor and is thereby intellectual property of the reconstructor which is protected under copyright laws.
2015 Workshop select videos
2014 Highlights from Santa Barbara Historical Dance Workshop
Teachers: Bruno Benne, Richard Powers, Catherine Turocy