23 November 2013 - DANCING WITH THE MASTERS
Time-trip this summer through 300 years of dance! 10 week — Dancing with the Masters — course
You may not recognise these men, but they are responsible for some of the most influential books on dance ever written. You’ll have a rare chance to hold originals of these books and enjoy dances from them (and from many other books and manuscripts that survive from between 1450 and 1760) in a series of 10 Saturday mornings classes running from 9:30am to 12:15 from Sat. 23 November to Sat. 8 February (skipping only the Saturday of the Christmas Carol Ball and the Saturday between Christmas & New Year). The first 5 workshops will focus on Renaissance sources & developments and lead up to a Twelfth Night Revel and the next 5 on Baroque era sources & developments and lead up to a St.Valentine’s Ball. The venue is the Earthly Delights Historic Dance Academy studio in Yarralumla, with its garden in full flower and a refreshment table ready from 9am. Expert tuition & warm hospitality offered by John & Aylwen Gardiner-Garden. Participants are welcome to stay on for lunch. Who mentioned below is pictured above?
The Renaissance half of the course starts 23 November—i.e. the week after the Mad Hatter’s Ball (see over):
1. Late 15th cent. Italian sources: Domencio da Piacenza, and his students Guglielmo Ebreo (Giovanni Ambrosio) and Antonio Cornazano (looking also at Nuremberg ms and early 16th century Il Papa ms)
2. Late 15th to late 16th French & English sources: the Brussels ms, Toulouze (publ)., Moderne (publ.), Antonius Arena, Salsbury ms, Gresley ms, Coplande (publ.) and Thoinot Arbeau
3. Late 16th century Italian sources: Chigi ms and Fabritio Caroso
Skip Saturday of Christmas Carol Ball
4. Early 17th century Italian sources: Cesare Negri, Livio Luppi and Ercole Santucci
Skip Saturday between Christmas-New Year
5. Early-mid 17th century English sources: Inns of Court ms, Patricke/Lovelace ms, and John Playford (pub.)
Enjoy dances from the above five weeks at a Twelfth Night Revel on Sunday 5 January.
The Baroque half of the course starts on Saturday 11th January
6. 17th cent. French & Spanish sources: François de Lauze, Esquivel Navarro, Juan Antonio Jaque and André Lorin
7. Late 17th century English sources: Henry Playford (publ.), Sloane ms and Thomas Bray.
8. Early 18th century French sources: Feuillet (publ. and notator), Loius Pecour, Dezais (publ.), Pierre Rameau, Durlach ms
9. Early 18th century English sources: Nathaniel Kynaston, Monsieur Isaacs, John Essex, Young (publ.),Walsh (publ.) and Neal (publ.), Kellem Thomlinson and Pemberton (notator)
10. Mid 18th century Spanish, German, Dutch, French & English sources: Taubert, Ferriol, Pablo Minguet é Irol, Adam Wolfgang Winterschmid, G. Willsim, De la Cuisse (publ.), Carl Christoph Lange, Giovanni-Andrea Gallini
Enjoy dances from the above five weeks at a St Valentine’s Ball on the Saturday 15 February (see over).
Cost is $120 and pre-booking essential. For more information and bookings or to discuss any special needs please ph. 62811098 or 0409 817623. Please note there are no refunds once the class has started.
The EDHDA’s Wednesday evening extension classes will be continuing through this period—cost $120 for 10 week subscription, and for those participating in both the Saturday morning and Wednesday evening classes the Twelfth Night Revel and St.Valentine’s Ball will be free.
Dance classes will start back at the Australian National University in Canberra on Saturday afternoons from 4-6.30pm in March 2014. All levels catered for and newcomers welcome. Contact John on 62811098 (evenings) to discuss when best to join. Please click on images below to see larger version.
Wednesday Night Extension Classes
For more than 12 years we have run a regular 'costume ball' series. For the first 10 years this was every 3rd-Saturday-of-the month without exception, with every ball a different historic theme. For more on such events upcoming and past, see the pages under Dance Events. For more details on any of the above contact us on 0409 817 623 or 62811098.
Historical Fashion Dressmaking Classes
Our facility is a private and self-contained environment in central Canberra. Some of the Workshops offered in the past have been Elizabethan, 18th century and Regency stays, Victorian corsets, Elizabethan gowns, 1780s gowns, regency gowns, victorian bustle gowns, regency tailcoats, bonnets and chemises from all eras. See our current workshop listing and school holiday programs.