Workshops in historical dance and associated dance music
Sponsored as part of our First Steps into Historical Dancing Project 2016
Saturday 15 October 10.30 — 17.00
A day of workshops led by Doves Figary musicians Frances Eustace and Colin Thompson (Baroque bassoon, small-pipes, viols, rebec, recorders, hurdy gurdy, fiddle etc) and dance specialist Ann Hinchliffe. Classical and folk musicians: encounter new tunes and develop insight into 17th-century dance music. All acoustic instruments welcome. Dancers of all backgrounds and levels: learn the steps and styles using original material. No partner needed, nor previous experience. Comfortable clothes & light flexible footwear advised. Afternoon: come together to play and dance what was studied in the morning -- with a few surprises! Light refreshments provided; BYO lunch.
No dance experience needed. The music workshops will be suitable for modern and historical instruments.
Music will be provided in advance. Expert tuition provided.
Venue: Barrington Village Hall, High Street, Barrington, Somerset TA19 0JE
£8 including tea & coffee; bring your own lunch
Tutors: Ann Hinchliffe, historical dance specialist and maypole fiend teaching Tudor dance.
Renaissance music: Frances Eustace and Colin Thompson
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