Performance Aspects of Period Dance

Discussion Group on performance aspects of period dance. "In the modern world, a line is often drawn between what is Participatory, or “Social” Dance, and what is Performance dance. In the Renaissance period, there was no such distinction. Dancers, especially amoung the nobility, were closely observed by a knowledgeable audience who could appreciate (and criticize) what they saw." This discussion group will look at period references to the finer points of period dance (misura, memoria, aiere, etc.), clues that can be gathered from period artwork (contrapposto), and conjectures that can be gleaned from clothing worn (e.g. moving in a houppelande is different from movement in a farthingale), followed by a practicum where different theories and ideas can be explored.

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Schedule for KWDS XII

Deadline for Class Submissions: May 10, 2017

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