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2017

EVENTS LISTED IN REVERSE CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER WITH MOST RECENT AT TOP (though programs within an umbrella event box may be offered in chronological order)

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SAT. 20 May — BORDONIAN BALL


7-11pm Canberra Baptist Church Hall, Currie St., Kingston. 
 Dances from Renaissance to Victorian era.
(in collection, not dance,order)

Dizzy Mixer                     Spring 3 
Opposites Attract              Spring 12
Indoor Games                   Spring 16
Long way Home               Sum. 1
Giddy Promenade             Sum. 6
Devil’s Mill                      Sum. 9
The Palindrome                Sum.13
Take Eyes                        Aut. 2
Secret Liaison Waltz             Aut. 3
Running Gauntlet              Aut. 4
Battering Ram                  Aut. 7
The Labyrinth                  Aut. 12
Reconciliation Reel           Wint. 12
Tangled Web                    Wint. 13
Short Easy Schottisi             to Winter 15
La Va Melangé                 to Town 11
Alcuin’s Contra / Catapult Contra / Contra Quintain to Town 8
|Sun and Moon Allemande            Count. 16
The Music Box                 Court 7
Round with Corners          Court 10  
Footloose Gypsy / Cavalier’s Mazurka         Court 12



THUR. 20- SUN.23 APRIL — JANE AUSTEN FESTIVAL AUSTRALIA

Videos taken by Steve Bittinger

Earlybird Tickets are on sale for the 11th Jane Austen Festival Australia from 12-15 April 2018
 

THURSDAY 20 APRIL 2017 
3-eras-in-one-day dance preview
 at Canberra Baptist Church Hall, Currie St. Kingston
For novices and experienced dancers alike to enjoy building skills and exploring steps, figures and repertoire ahead of the festival proper at the Albert Hall (see below). While sewers use some rooms in this lovely venue for pre- Festival costuming workshops, John will teach dancing in the main hall. He’ll cater for all levels and devote 9:15-10:30 to the Georgian era, 11:00-12:30 to the Napoleonic era, 1:30-3:00 to the late-Regency/early Victorian-era and 3:30-5:00 to revision, extension & possible display review (a role for all!).

FRIDAY 21, SATURDAY 22 & SUNDAY 23 APRIL 2017 
3 days of workshops & 3 evening balls 
at the ALBERT HALL, Canberra.
3 days & nights of Georgian, Regency & early Victorian dancing heaven! 
Festival 3-day and 1-day tickets at www.janeaustenfestival.com.au 

Every JAFA we follow inspirations on different ways we might not only explore more deeply the culture of Jane Austen’s England but also set it in a broader context. This year’s dance program, in addition to offering dozens of dances drawn from period English sources, will feature on Friday Georgian-era dances from France, Austria, Spain and the Caribbean, on Saturday Napoleonic-era dances from Italy, Germany, France and Scotland (the latter including one danced at a pioneer’s party in New South Wales), and on Sunday early-Victorian-era dances popular across Europe, some to tune suite’s with Australian connections. Then, as now, the world was interconnected. Most of the dances have multiple geographic origins—an Austrian impression of an English dance; an English record of a French version of a Polish dance; German impressions of Scottish dance reimported to England; and a dance invented in France, published in Scotland, set to a suite specially written in England for a Waverley ball. Many dances are also of mixed social origin—a French folk dance, La Batteuse, that became a favourite of the London regency aristocracy; an African slave’s impression of a Caribbean plantation-owner’s version of a European ballroom standard that French and American dancing masters had re-enter the European ballroom as the Congo minuet. We will also enjoy, just as they did in Jane Austen’s day, participatory dancing to music by famous composers as Bach, Mozart, Beethoven and Schubert.

Friday 21 April — Georgian Era Dancing 

featuring dances for the 18th century into which Austen was born.

GEORGIAN DANCE SCHOOL (dances for the evening ball)

9:00-10:30 The Georgian-era longways country dance  (Jamaica, Comical Fellow, Marset’s no.1, Pistolet, La Coquette).

11:00-12:30    The Cotillion that in Austen’s youth spread from France to England (La Boheimienne, Jeu des quatres coins, Marset’s no.2, Pontlevoy)

1:30-3:00  Austen meets Mozart—the English country dance craze in Germany, Austria & beyond (Blessmann’s no.1&2, Link’s no.2&4, Wachet Auf).

3:45-5:15  Improvised dances—including the arm-interlacing allemande, Perigordine and thrilling Congo minuet.

GEORGIAN PLEASURES EVENING

7:00 - 7:30      Arrival, uncalled minuets à deux and à quatre, and welcome

Jamaica /Bonne Amité to signature tune called by JGG
Le Pistolet to signature tune called by SH
      Display of La Bourgogne, La Bacchante (ballet & contredanse)
La Matelotte to signature tune called by SH
La Coquette to signature tune called by SD
La Bohaimiene to André Campra’s ‘Trip to Paris’ tune called by JGG/SH

8:30 - 9:00      Refreshment Break & Impro Theatre (ImproACT)

      Display of Les Contrefaiseurs, St.Martin’s Lane and Les Manches Vertes
Link’s English dance no.2 to Mozart’s contredanse no. 5 called by JGG
Link’s English dance no. 4 to Mozart’s contredanse no. 4 called by JGG
      Display of Gavotte du Roy, Le Cotillon and Le Cotillion de Surenne
Marset’s contradanza no. 2 to signature tune called by JGG
Marset’s contradanza no.1 / The Baulk to Spanish & English tunes called by JGG
      Uncalled dance to section of Bach’s ‘Wachet auf’ (Sleepers awake) cantata.
Blessmann’s English dance no. 1 to tune by Weis called by JGG

10:00 - 10:30   Supper Break

      Display of Pecour’s L’Allemande then free allemande
Le Jeu des Quatre Coins to signature tune called by JGG
      Uncalled Pontlevoy to signature tune
Comical Fellow to signature tune called by DW
      Uncalled Congo Minuet to ‘De’il among the Tailors’ (‘The Devil’s Dream’)
Perigordine to tune in Jane Austen’s music book led by JGG & MV

11:30  End of evening.

Saturday 22 April — Regency Era Dancing 

featuring dances from the period of Jane Austen’s novels

REGENCY DANCE SCHOOL (dances for the evening ball)

8:30-10:00     The Austen-era country dance—longways dances for the evening 
ball (Magri’s no.8&29, Petersen’s no.5, Wernigeröder 19, Juliana).

11:00-12:30    Square & big sets—including the Prince of Wales’ Cotillion, Regency London favourite La Batteuse, and Battle of Waterloo.

1:30-3:00       Scottish-inspired dances—in England and in contemporary 
Germany language manuals (Highland Reel, Lowe’s Reel of 6, Country Bumpkin, Länger’s Ecossaise no.1).

3:30 -5:00      The waltz and mazurka—two couples dances that were to invade ballrooms everywhere (Waltz and Mazurka variants, Wechsel-Waltzer, Mazurka Cotillion, Peterson’s no.9, Keraus).

THE GRAND NAPOLEONIC BALL

7:00 - 7:30      Arrival display of Menuet de la Cour & Minuet Waltz 
                     and Welcome

Grand March to Schubert’s ‘Marche Miltaire’ led by JGG
Prince of Wales’ Cotillion to signature tune called by JGG
      Uncalled Chiver’s Juliana to signature tune
Magri’s contradanza no.8 to signature tune called by JGG
Magri’s contradanza no.29 to signature tune called by JGG
Highland Reel to Mrs McCleod’s Reel called by DW

8:30 - 9:00      Refreshment Break & Impro Theatre (ImproMafia)

      Uncalled mazurka cotillion to Hart’s mazurka suite, led by JGG
Petersen’s English Dance no.9 to Beethoven’s contredance no.6 called by JGG
Petersen’s English Dance no.5 to Wernigeröder no.1 called by SH
Länger’s Wechsel Waltzer to Helmke’s Triolet Waltz DAABBCC called by JGG
      Uncalled Lowes’ Reel of Six to the ‘Highland Laddie’ led by JGG
La Batteuse to signature tune called by JGG
La Galopade / Black Dance called by JGG

10:00 - 10:30   Supper Break

Free waltz to JGG’s ‘Whirl of Memories’ set (LD Court 16)
Wernigeröder English Dance no. 19 called by JGG
Keraus called by JGG
      Uncalled Country Bumpkin for Nine to ‘De’il among the Tailors’ led by JGG
Länger’s Écossaise no.1 to Beethoven’s 6 Ecossaises called by JGG
The Battle of Waterloo to Beethoven’s contredanse no.4 called by JGG

11:30  End of evening

Sunday 23 April — Romantic-era Dance 

featuring dances from the decades immediately following Austen’s death

ROMANTIC-ERA DANCE SCHOOL (dances for the evening ball)

9:15-10:30     New hybrid dances—some popular dances of 1820s-40s, (the Swedish, Contre-& Kreuz Ecossaise, Conversation, La Triolet & Tempête)

11:00-12:30    New couples dances—basic polka & galop, Spanish Waltz, Fan & Scarf cotillion, Wind-up Galop

2:00-3:30       The Quadrille—including Mundy’s 1st set, a Sixdrille from Scotland and French galopade quadrille.

THE WAVERLEY (FANCY-DRESS) BALL

6:00 - 6:30      Start to gather for... 6:30 - 7:00  Darcy’s Cold Buffet

Free waltz or display of JGG’s Hands off medley to Lost Dance Village 10
Grand March to d’Albert’s Sydney Exhibition Quadrille led by JGG
Quadrille Francaise to Mundy’s 1st set called by DW
Spanish Waltz called by JGG
Swedish Dance to La Poule called by JGG
The Fan dance to JGG’s ‘The Fleeting Glance’ set led by JGG
The Scarf cotillion to d’Albert’s ‘The Queen of Ball’ led by JGG

8:00 - 8:15      Refreshment Break

      Display JGG’s Barbarous Elegance mazurka medley to Town 4
Länger’s Contre-Ecossaise to Lauchery’s Ecossaise for 1823 LD called by JGG
DW’s How does your Garden Grow to Beethoven’s 6 Ecossaise called by DW
Helmke’s Triolet Waltz to JGG’s ‘Highest Tower’ set LD Country 8 called by DW
Länger’s The Conversation to one of Beethoven’s 6 Deutsche called by JGG
Galopade Quadrille to Offenbach’s Infernal Galop called by JGG

9:15 - 9:30      Dessert Break

Free polka or display of JGG’s Grapevine Polka medley to LD Village 3
Länger’s Kreuz-Ecossaise to Russian Dance/Fairy Dance called by JGG
The Sixdrilles to Merriott’s ‘Waverley Quadrille’ set called by JGG
Länger’s La Tempête to signature tune called by JGG
      Uncalled reprise of Wachet Auf to Bach’s tune
      Uncalled reprise of Congo Minuet to ‘De’il among the Tailors’ 
Free galop or display JGG’s Wind-up Galop to Charles Godfrey’s tune

10:30   End of Ball and Festival Farewell

SAT. 18 MARCH — AUTUMN FROLIC (BALL)
7-11pm Canberra Baptist Church Hall, Currie St., Kingston. 
 Dances from Renaissance to Victorian era.

Rostiboli Gioioso
Chiara Stella (Caroso)
Ballo del Fiore (Caroso)
Pungene Dardo (Caroso)

Alemana d’Amore (Negri)
Gathering Peascods
Link’s no.2 to Mozart no.5
Link’s no.3 to Mozart no.4
Petersen’s no.5 to Wernigeröder no.1.
Von einem Böhmen no.1
Contre-Ecossaise to Beethoven’s Ecossaise
Conversation Ecossaise to Beethoven’s Deutsche
Kreuz Ecossaise
Juliana
Wechsel-Waltzer

La Batteuse
The Sixdrille
La Tempete
‘Wachet Auf’- a new JGG dance to Bach’s cantata.
Lowe’s Reel of 6
Congo minuet.


      


SUN.5 MARCH — NATIONAL GALLERY VERSAILLES STAGE SHOW
Fairfax Theatre, 2:00-4:30pm—‘Participatory Journey through the social dance of Versailles’, 
100 years of French courtly dance. Costumed displays & audience join-ins.



 

   




Sun. 26 February —National Gallery’s Versailles displays
Performance of 17th & 18th century French court dance with audience participation in  
in Sculpture Garden 11:00-1:20pm on 26th.

La Gillotte.

Menuet à deux / Menuet à quatre

Les Manches Vertes / Les Galleries d’Amour.

La Matelotte

Le Pistolet / La Bonne Amité

La Bourgogne

Menuet de la Rhein. 

La Bacchante

St.Martin’s Lane / Les Contrefaiseurs (‘The Imitators’).

La Coquette

La Chasse.

Pécour’s L’Allemande / free-style Allemandes were being enjoyed all over Europe.

La Gavotte du Roy, Le Cotillon,  Le Cotillon de Surenne, and La Bohaimiene

Jeu des quatres coins.

Le Pontlevoy

Menuet de la Cour / Menuet -Waltz.

Le Perigordine

La Galopade

Farandole



SAT. 18 FEBRUARY — VALENTINE’S DAY VERSAILLES BALL
7-11pm. Canberra Baptist Church Hall, Currie St., Kingston. No experience or partner necessary. $25 @ door. Discounts @ www.earthlydelights.com.au. Dress smart, formal or Baroque & revel in social dance from the court of the Sun King.


Blessmann's Englischer Tanz nr.1

Blessmann's Englischer Tanz nr.1

Marset's no.1 / The Baulk (2)

La Gillotte.

Menuet à deux / Menuet à quatre

Les Manches Vertes / Les Galleries d’Amour.

Le Pistolet / La Bonne Amité

La Bourgogne

Menuet de la Rhein. 

La Bacchante

La Matelotte

St.Martin’s Lane / Les Contrefaiseurs (‘The Imitators’).

La Coquette

La Chasse.

Pécour’s L’Allemande / free-style Allemandes were being enjoyed all over Europe.

La Gavotte du Roy, Le Cotillon,  Le Cotillon de Surenne, and La Bohaimiene

Jeu des quatres coins.

Le Pontlevoy

Menuet de la Cour / Menuet -Waltz.

Le Perigordine

La Galopade

Marset's no.2

Petersen's Englischer Tanz no.9

La Windsor 

Les Galleries d’Amour- reprise.


Sat. 11 February —National Gallery’s Versailles show
Performance of 17th & 18th century French court dance with audience participation in foyer 11:30am-2:00pm 



La Gillotte.

Menuet à deux / Menuet à quatre

Les Manches Vertes / Les Galleries d’Amour.

Le Pistolet / La Bonne Amité

La Bourgogne

Menuet de la Rhein. 

La Bacchante

La Matelotte

St.Martin’s Lane / Les Contrefaiseurs (‘The Imitators’).

La Coquette

La Chasse.

Pécour’s L’Allemande / free-style Allemandes were being enjoyed all over Europe.

La Gavotte du Roy, Le Cotillon,  Le Cotillon de Surenne, and La Bohaimiene

Jeu des quatres coins.

Menuet de la Cour / Menuet -Waltz.

Le Perigordine

La Galopade

  

start Thur. 16 February — 8 week ‘Historical dancing’ course
Thursdays 7:00-9:00pm, Active Leisure Centre, Erindale $140 
Download the enrolment form and send it to enquiries@erindalecep.com.au


start Mon. 6 February — 8 week ‘Jane Austen Era Dancing’ course
Mondays 7:00-9:00pm, Lake Ginninderra College, LakeNiteLearning, $155 with early discounts


Thur. 26 January — National Museum’s ‘A World of History & Culture’ festival
11:10-11:30am, costumed performance of 1840s dance with audience participation.


Wind-up Galop (in Odd Delights) – to its signature tune– just x 2 for an opening then into…. 

Waltz medley - Alexandrina Waltz (Town 9), Hands off Waltz (Village 10) Even Handed Ländler (Vill 12), I wonder as I wander (CCDB) – all to the Village 10 set but with each tune/dance played just x 1 and back to first tune x1, then form one square set of 4, 6 or 8 couples for….


Galopade Quadrille –to ‘the can-can’ music' there offered – just x 3  - figure 1) W in M in All W chain 2)  gallop back-to-back, 3) gallop through opposites


For participation:


Spanish Waltz (2) in Vol. VIII- to music there offered.


Swedish Dance (1a)  - ranks of 1 man between 2 women – to the tune for La Poule (1) in Volume VII played ABCC x n


medley of Fan to Autumn 3 (Secret Liaison Waltz set- x1 on ea. tune then x1 first tune) and Scarf cotillions to ‘Queen of the Ball’ 

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