Hop, hop, slide-slide hop!
February 4, 2014 7:27 PM Subscribe
posted by winna (5 comments total)
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The English Baroque Festival Orchestra performs Händel's The Water Music with the English Bach Festival Dancers. (1
For the lovers of the French Baroque, Lully's Passacaille d'Armide
danced by the great Catherine Turocy
and the same piece
danced by the bewitching Patricia Beaman
. I think it's a fascinating illustration of the way every dancer inhabits the music in her own way, even in such a structured composition.
An essay about Baroque dance manuals
with links on the fabulous Library of Congress dance manual collection website.
One of the things that does not come across in any of the videos is how loud it can be - those shoes clacking down all at once makes a ferocious thumping which is a nice addition to the music. If you have a chance to see Baroque dance in person, you should go just for the fun of seeing the shoes and hearing how loud they can get!