Baroque Dance Workshop for Amateurs
June 18th - 22, 2018
Come experience the latest dance crazes from 312 years ago!
In this week-long session, we will reconstruct the dance Le Cotillon from Raoul-Auger Feuillet’s collection of ballroom dances published in 1706. Le Cotillon is a fun-loving long-lost cousin of square dances. Feuillet writes in the preface to his collection, “The Cotillon, which is an ancient dance, is now so fashionable at court, that I thought I should share it in this little collection, it is a kind of branle for four that all kinds of people can dance without too much learning.”
If the class level is advanced, we will continue with one of the other two dances in the 1706 collection: La Baviere, a minuet and forlana, or La Fanatique, a march.
The classes will be taught by Sarah Edgar, stage director and choreographer for Haymarket Opera Company and associate director of The New York Baroque Dance Company. As a dancer, Sarah has performed throughout America and Europe, including the Guggenheim Museum, Drottningholm Theater, and Château de Maitenon. You will be infected by her vivacious spirit and deep love of baroque dance!
People with and without baroque dance experience are welcome to take the class! Please wear comfortable exercise clothes and dance shoes or socks.
June 18-22 from 6-8pm
Church of the Atonement
5749 N Kenmore Ave
Chicago, IL 60660