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ingredients-uncut-for-webWe are all looking forward to Guest Artist Alan Jones teaching at our workshop this year!  He begins with his special one-day intensive Of Banquets and Balls looking at an 18th century cookbook where the recipes are set to dance music popular at the time.  The dances in the book are familiar to historical dancers and the one we will be exploring this year is published with more than one choreography, L’Aimable Vainqueur. 18th century copies of this dance were circulated all over Europe and the colonies.  The recipe for this dance is a mussel base broth. Mussels are in the news in Santa Barbara this year: Flexing Muscles Over Mussels

 

Alan will also be lecturing about the 18th century cookbook and the dances referenced in the recipes.

Going into the late 18th century and early 19th century ballet repertoire, Alan will teach an unknown ballet never seen in the United States, the Pas de Terpsichore.  Click this link if you missed our earlier posting on this Be a Part of History…

Terpsichore by Antonio Canova, 1812

Terpsichore by Antonio Canova, 1812

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Richard Powers has helped initiate a renaissance of interest in historical dance in Russia.  Three years ago, Richard presented his historic dance reconstructions in Moscow, and since then interest among Russian historical dancers has increased to the point where he can no longer accept all of his invitations to teach there.  In the past year Richard has taught five week-long workshops in Russia—in Kirov, Samara, Chelyabinsk and two in Moscow.  There are now over one hundred historical dance organizations in Russia, with about 6,000 members.  Russian historical dance organizations have also translated several of Richard’s papers into Russian.

We are delighted to have him teaching our students at the Santa Barbara Historical Dance Weekend and Weekend Plus this year.

Click to see the Russian evening news report on his work:

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Catherine Turocy was the co-director and choreographer for an interdisciplinary project at Indiana University which resulted in two performances of “Lully, Glory Without Love?”  Mace Perlman, co-director and author of the spoken dialogue, performed in the production, drawing from his gifts as actor and mime.  Conceived by Allison Calhoun and conducted by Nigel North, the project was a huge success.  Catherine is grateful to Sarah Edgar for assisting her in teaching and coaching the dancers from the Ballet Department who donned Baroque costumes for the first time and performed in both noble and grotesque dances.  Here is the review link with the complete names of the artists: http://blogs.music.indiana.edu/choral/2012/04/25/review-baroque-orchestra-pro-arte-singers-dancers-magically-tell-lullys-story/

photos taken by Sung Lee

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Click to find information on the  Santa Barbara Historical Dance Weekend

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