Dance like the Valois: Improvised Dances for the music of the French Renaissance Guitar

No experience necessary! This is the dance-half of a class focusing on the 1550s music of the French Renaissance Guitar composers Adrian Le Roy and Guillaume Morlaye and their corresponding forms of dance in the 1589 French manual, Orchesographie. Many of these are simple dances we rarely do because they were either improvised or the exact steps are unknown. We'll cover the pavan, galliards, various bransles, bransles gay, and--if we have time--tourdion. Come join us as we visit a time when the guitar rivaled (or surpassed) the lute in popularity in Renaissance France, and we dance to music composed for the instrument by the most famous guitarists of the day. (Please note, this will be taught with recorded music.)

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Schedule for KWDS XIII

Deadline for Class Submissions: May 22, 2019

This schedule is not finalized and is still subject to change.
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