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Catherine Turocy Planning Ahead, photo by Catherine Andrako

Catherine Turocy Planning Ahead, photo by Catherine Andrako

Sarah Edgar, Dancer and photo by Jacqueline Chambord

Sarah Edgar, Dancer and photo by Jacqueline Chambord

Renouard Gee in Turocy's 'The Three-Legged Dance,' inspired by Gregorio Lambranzi (1716). Photo by John Mazarak

Renouard Gee in Turocy’s ‘The Three-Legged Dance,’ inspired by Gregorio Lambranzi (1716). Photo by John Mazarak

Photo by Julie Lemberger

Photo by Julie Lemberger, Dancer left to right: Sarah Edgar, Catherine Turocy, Rachel List

Join  Catherine Turocy this summer at the Santa Barbara Historical Dance Weekend and Weekend Plus to discover the many faces of Baroque dance from noble to social to grotesque.  August 20-25, 2015 at UCSB .  Begin the day with a yoga warm-up on the beach and then choose your style.  Are you a maniac for the minuet? A Vanquished lover? Are you curious about the way the Savoy was danced in 18th century France?  …And why all these masks, postures and gestures…is this “early” body language? No matter what level of dance experience, you will be delighted with the fun and challenged intellectually in every muscle of your body.  Click here to read a musician’s experience of one of Turocy’s workshops:The New York Times

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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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2014 Santa Barbara Historical Dance Workshops!   Marci Hall, Administrator for all Communications, Marci Hall <marci.hall@outlook.com>; phone: 972-771-7279

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This innovative workshop covering dances from the 17th to the 20th century  aims to give a fresh perspective on historical dance. Video from past workshops  Teachers will provide tools needed to extend the students’ knowledge into the past and, with the future in mind, experimental choreographers wishing to build new constructs based on historical works will learn how to realize their individual visions. A special feature this year is a focus on Regency Dance with Richard Powers who will be teaching the 1802 Congo Minuet (advanced),  1825 Ecossaise,  1805-1820 Scotch 6-Hand Reel, Wilson’s 1816 French Waltzing,  1820s German Waltzes (advanced) and the Regency Lancers Quadrille. Teachers, professional dance students, Vintage dancers and dance enthusiasts as well as actors, musicians and those interested in cultural history are all welcome!  Dorms with a meal plan or hotels in town are available to our students with early registration. The weekend Survey Course covering all periods is a wonderful way to begin one’s study of different eras or to round out one’s experience of historical dance. Specializing in one era is also possible. Bruno Our Guest Teacher, Bruno Benne, Director of Beaux- Champs, a New Baroque dance company based in Paris, was chosen by Lucinda Childs in 2013 to be her choreographic collaborator for the opera, Alessandro by Handel, in which she did the stage direction and choreography. This practical experience in the opera world with Childs has given him a unique perspective on today’s developments in the New Baroque style. He has also worked extensively with Beatrice Massin and Marie Genevieve Masse in historical dance and will teach a reconstruction of Beauchamp’s Sarabande. Faculty also includes: Catherine Turocy, Artistic Director of the New York Baroque Dance Company, decorated by the French Republic as a Chevalier (knight) for her contributions to historical dance and  James Richman, harpsichordist and conductor of Concert Royal in NYC an d the Dallas Bach Society.

Combattimento with Matthew Buffalo and Alexis Silver

Combattimento with Matthew Buffalo and Alexis Silver

Catherine Turocy will be teaching her choreography for Il Combattimento Click here for review by Monteverdi, assisted by dancers Alexis Silver and Justin Coates CLASSES BEING PLANNED FOR 2014:  Richard Powers will be teaching “Dances of the English Regency Era and French First Empire (1804-1820).”  One of the dances includes a revised reconstruction of the Minuet Congo based on new information discovered this year! For those of you who would like to know more about 19th century dance please see:Richard’s web page In the area of notation, Catherine Turocy will incorporate teaching the basics of Feuillet notation in her beginning technique class and will offer a slightly different class in using Feuillet notation as a contemporary dance score. Period movement and staging are of great current interest. Richard Powers will offer a class focusing on “Period Movement for Stage: techniques on bringing the era, and the dances, to life onstage.” In honor of our French guest, Catherine Turocy will teach La Voltaire et La Franklein, a quadrille from the late 18th century which was sold at Versailles. (Please note that classes listed are subject to change.) LIST OF CLASSES AND TIMES,  classes taught by Bruno Benne,  Richard Powers and Catherine Turocy Complete Class Schedule DATES: WEEKEND: Friday evening, June 27*- Sunday afternoon, June 29 OR…    WEEKEND PLUS: Friday evening, June 27*-Tuesday, July 1 (*Early check-in on Thursday is available) REGISTER NOW! Deadlines: March 15, 2014 guaranteed dorm room/meal plan.  After this date reserving a dorm room/meal plan is still possible but it is on a first come/first served basis until the rooms are full. May 15, 2014 Cancellation Policy: After this date there are no returns on money for tuition or for dorms. May 30, 2014 Please be registered and paid in full by this date to guarantee your participation in the workshop.  We will accept registrations/payment after this date if there is still room in the classes; however, we encourage you to register as early as possible. Weekend Registration (2) Weekend Plus Registration (2)  Early Arrival Registration TUITION:     WEEKEND-$150 + $10 application fee + $15 video and video archival access.  If you are not staying on campus and need to pay only for tuition, Click here to pay online: https:/paypal for weekend tuition and application fee                                             WEEKEND PLUS -$300 + $10 application fee + $15 video and video archival access.  If you are not staying on campus and need to pay only for tuition, Click here to pay online: https:/paypal for weekend plus tuition and application fee Please note that the video and video archival access fee supports video documentation of the workshop, recording the dances which are taught as well as the lecture.  In addition, all teachers will upload their handouts in electronic form and students will receive the access link in an email following the workshop. This information is invaluable to teachers, choreographers and those who want to continue to work with the material in creative projects or in their own classes. ROOM AND BOARD is available on campus for single and double rooms. All rooms come with a meal plan and linens. Please refer to Price Plan List Below WEEKEND: Arrival check-in Friday June 27th – check-out Sunday June 29 Room and Board Single –  $220.00  For online payment with one click for tuition, room/ board, video and application fee: Plan A Room and Board Double – $176.00* For online payment with one click for tuition, room/board, video and application fee: Plan B WEEKEND PLUS:  Arrival check-in Friday June 27th – check-out Tuesday, July 1st  Room and Board Single –  $438.50  For online payment with one click for tuition, room/board, video and application fee: Plan C Room and Board Double – $350.50* For online payment with one click for tuition, room/board, video and application fee: Plan D IF YOU NEED TO CHECK IN ON THURSDAY, JUNE 26TH Room and Board Single (one night plus dinner and breakfast and lunch the following day) $108.63 For online payment: Plan E Room and Board Double (one night plus dinner and breakfast and lunch the following day) $86.28 For payment online: Plan F *two people must reside in a double occupancy room.  Roommate recommendations are available upon request. SCHOLARSHIP FUND DONATION If you wish to make a contribution to the Scholarship Fund through PayPal, please click here:  https:/paypal for Scholarship Fund SANDRA NOLL HAMMOND has contributed much to our workshop. Although she is now retired from teaching, she is still a consultant.  Please visit her website to learn more about her work:  Sandra’s Website

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Click to find information on the  Santa Barbara Historical Dance Weekend

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