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Sunday 30 August, 3-5pm
DANCE KALEIDOSCOPE
Belconnen Arts Centre, A.C.T.

EDHDA will join other dance groups in celebrating the Belconnen Arts Centre's 6th birthday. Our performance is entitled 'Then and now we are 6' and the following performance description may be included in the event's printed program (along with a description of the performers not here given):

New EDHDA members will join more experienced ones to display 6 dances (3 renaissance, 3 modern) for 6 dancers or couples to tunes in 6/8 or 6/4, and will give audience members the opportunity to join in on some dances from the Baroque period in between – again to music in 6.

First we are 6 individuals, gender not important, weaving our way through the ancient English hey ‘Dargason’ to its tune in 6/8. The dance and music is from John Playford’s English Dancing Master, London, 1651.

Then we are 6 men and 6 women trying to find our perfect match using French galliard variations in in 6/4 - look out for the happy ending! The choreography is John Gardiner-Garden’s ‘Galliard dating’, from his Odd Delights, Canberra, 2015, and the tune is ‘La Volta’ from Michael Praetorius’ Terpsichore, Wolfenbüttel, 1612.

Then we are 6 couples enjoying the Italian cascarda ‘Chiara Stella’ (‘Bright Star’) to its tune in 6/8. The dance and music are from Fabritio Caroso’s  ll Ballarino, Venice, 1581.

Then we are 6 couples enjoying 3 overlapping modern contra dances – look out for the moments when all 3 are being enjoyed simultaneously inside the one set! The dances are John Gardiner-Garden’s ‘Alcuin’s Contra’, ‘Contra Quintain’ and ‘Catapult Contra’ from his Lost Dances of Earthly Delights, Vol. 2, Favourites for Four Settings, Canberra, 2005, set to his tunes ‘Red Sky Warning’, ‘Drops from Nowhere’, ‘The Foreshadowed Storm’ and ‘The Blue between the Clouds’, Lost Dances of Earthly Delights Vol.1 Pleasures for Four Seasons, Canberra, 2005.

Then we will invite a dozen audience members to take the hand of one of our dancers and enjoy the rare experience of being led on the elegant ‘Mr Holt’s Minuet and Jig’ in 6/4 and 6/8. The dance and music are from Edmund Pemberton’s For the Further Improvement of Dancing, London, 1711.

Then we will invite as many more as will to join us for the friendly mixer ‘La Coquette’ in 6/8. The dance and music are from Raoul Feuillet’s Recüeil de contredances, Paris, 1706.

Normally the troupe would dress to match the period of the dances they are showing but today they will be in the national costume of the Bordonians, to whom John attributed the ‘Lost dances’ (costume designed by Aylwen).


Sunday 13 September 10am-12noon
Workshop by John G-G on THE LINKS BETWEEN THE c.1500 GRESLEY MS DANCES AND CONTEMPORARY ITALIAN DANCES
as part of St.Vitis Dance & Music Weekend. 
For more information and bookings contact Joanna (details on poster below


Saturday 19 September, 7-11pm
CINDERELLA BALL
All Saints Church Hall, Ainslie


STEP, HOP & JUMP School Holiday Dance Classes
Weekdays Sep-Oct 2015

Have fun learning 500 years of dance (Renaissance, Baroque, Jane Austen & Victorian era) with Dr John Gardiner-Garden and wife Aylwen.
Open to boys and girls with any level of experience aged 10-17. No special dress needed.




Sunday 3 October, 6:00 for 6:30- till late
175th ANNIVERSARY COSTUME BALL 
celebrating Hamilton Hume's 175th year at Cooma Cottage and launching the Old Hume Highway 31 Project.
Cooma Cottage, Yass, N.S.W.
http://www.nationaltrust.org.au/nsw/Humes175thAnniversaryBall



Saturday 17 October, 7-11pm
MAD HATTERS BALL
All Saints Church Hall, Ainslie, A.C.T.
GOULBURN WATERWORKS STEAMPUNK AND VICTORIANA FAIR
in grounds of the historic Waterworks museum, Goulburn, N.S.W. 

EDHDA musicians and dancers will be presenting displays and participatory dancing from mid-morning to mid-afternoon. 

Saturday 21 November, 7-11pm
DR WHO TIME TRAVELLER BALL
All Saints Church Hall, Ainslie
Click to Purchase $20 Concession Ball Ticket 21 November


Sat. 19 December, 7-11pm

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