“Rare manuscripts and the earliest printed dance books provide the repertoire for Renaissance Dance - the mainly social dances of Europe from the 15th to the early 17th centuries. Styles during this period ranged from simple country round dances, stately pavans and energetic galliards to spectacular torch and sword dances and complex choreographies from the Italian courts.
You are invited to join the Rippon Lea Renaissance Dancers in classes which run throughout the year. All sessions begin with warm-up exercises followed by step technique and the study of chosen dances. Newcomers will be integrated through the simpler dances of the French and English repertoire. Progress is aided by printed material issued during classes.
Once appropriate standards have been achieved, newcomers will be invited to join the performing team which gives frequent concerts, theatrical and school performances around Melbourne, regional Victoria and, occasionally, interstate. Performers wear as-original court garments and are accompanied by the Early Music Consort of Melbourne using reconstructed historic instruments. …”
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Category: Early Dance
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