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Medieval Music in the Dales Dance Study Day

Principles of 15th century Dance from the Italian Masters - with Gaita

Gaita Medieval Music
Medieval Music in the Dales Dance Study Day

The earliest surviving treatises on dance were written in the mid- to late-15th century by three Italian dance masters: Domenico of Piacenza, Antonio Cornazano, and Guglielmo Ebreo (also known as Giovanni Ambrosio) of Pesaro. As well as containing detailed choreographies set to specific music, the treatises contain extensive advice about the key principles a dancer should absorb to perform these dances well. In this study day, we will focus on a few representative dances from the treatises, to illustrate and apply each of the principles in turn. The aim will be to improve understanding of the core concepts of this repertoire, including the musical elements relevant to integrating musicians and dancers in joint performance.

Participants should have some experience in dance. Prior knowledge of 15th century dance would be helpful but is not required. Flat shoes should be worn, ideally medieval in style, but bring what will be comfortable for you for a full day.

10am - 5pm. Refreshments and buffet lunch included.

  • 🎉Medieval Music in the Dales
  • 📅Thu 7 September 2023
  • 📍Reeth Memorial Hall, Richmond
  • 🕑10:00am
  • 🎫£40

Reeth Memorial Hall, Richmond
Hill Close, Richmond, DL11 6QT, United Kingdom

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