Renaissance Dance Repertory Workshop
Each session will be self-contained, devoted to one or more Italian ballroom dances from around 1600, as described in treatises of the period. Steps are in a “natural” (not turned out) position. Movement quality varies: steps can be smooth or sharp, calm or vigorous. Some dances, like galliards, include lots of jumps; others are closer to the ground.
Il Canario, choreography by Fabritio Caroso (1581) with additional variations from various sources
A dance that includes rhythmic foot sounds — brushes and stamps — as well as travelling passages
No prior Renaissance dance experience is required — steps needed for the dances will be taught as part of the workshop.