Summer School B: The late Renaissance in England and France
Wednesday 7 – Monday 12 August
Beginners/intermediate level, specific dances used by Shakespeare within the action and texts of his plays, including the elegant passomezze, pavan and measures, the exotic canario, the nimble cinque pace and jigge, swift coranto and the scandalous volta. Plus workshops to encourage a creative use of dances and dancing.
Intermediate/advanced level, investigating the fashionable repertoire of the Valois court, through such dances as the Pavane d’Espagne, spagniolettes, canaries, gaillardes, voltes and branles. Plus discussions on French and Italian sources.
This course begins on Wednesday evening and ends after breakfast on Monday, with four full days of classes.
Anne Daye has extensive experience of teaching the dances of the past, drawing on research into original sources. Anne combines a professional background in Higher Education undergraduate and postgraduate dance history with Chairmanship of DHDS.
Hazel Dennison draws on a lifetime of practice in dance, drama and theatre studies, in production, performance, research, and teaching at all levels of education. Focussing primarily on the Italian and English Renaissance c. 1450–1600 she seeks to inform and inspire students and to ensure a tangible dance heritage for the future.