BACH CELLO SUITES and THE DANCE

F&J_R_hands_webWhat better way to deepen our appreciation of the dance movements of the Bach Suites than through dance itself?  Baroque cellists Rosanne Hunt and Josephine Vains and baroque violinist Shane Lestideau collaborate with Fiona Garlick and John Barnard of Sydney’s Early Dance Consort in an exquisite program of works by Bach, Lully, Couperin, Marais and Scottish composers of the eighteenth century.

Baroque dancers
Fiona Garlick  John Barnard

Cellists
Rosanne Hunt
Josephine Vains

Violinist
Shane Lestideau

Special guest violinist
Elizabeth Wallfisch

Melba Hall, Royal Parade, Parkville (Melbourne)
$35 Adult  $25 Concession
Children 12 and under FREE

Bookings  www.trybooking.com/LUFO

Enquiries phone 0412 957 510 or bachcelloseries@yahoo.com.au

Baroque Dance Workshop

Menuet_baroque_danceSunday August 21, 2-5pm

Join Fiona Garlick and John Barnard of Sydney’s Early Dance Consort as they lead you into the elegant world of French baroque dance.

If you love Baroque music, you may have wondered what a
Minuet, Sarabande or Gavotte might look and feel like to dance.
This workshop is the perfect opportunity to step back to the baroque era for a taste of the French noble dances which graced European ballrooms and theatres for nearly a century, and gave the baroque suite its character.
Fiona Garlick and John Barnard will guide you in the technique and distinctive qualities of a selection of baroque dance types, and demonstrate excerpts from original choreographies of the era.

Sunday August 21, 2-5pm
Pleasance House
Level 4/178 Collins Street, Melbourne
Adult $65 / Concession $55
Earlybird discount $55 / $45 if booked before July 29
Bookings http://www.trybooking.com/MBBD
enquiries@earlydanceconsort or 0400 104 969
www.earlydanceconsort.com.au

No previous experience or partner required

Clothing: Loose & comfortable to allow freedom of movement
(avoid tight skirts or trousers) Shoes: Lightweight, secure, and
comfortable shoes with low heel or flat, preferably without a rubber
sole. These could be ballet flats, jazz or character shoes, or
lightweight street shoes.

Flyer PDF

Mid-Winter Ball Friday 8 July 2016

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Dear Students & Friends,

We’re having our 2016 Mid-Winter Ball on Friday 8 July, 6.30-9.30pm,
& would be delighted if you can come and join us in some July jollity.
Friends & family are always welcome.
Wear warm, festive clothing or costume, & dancing shoes.
Bring a plate of simple finger food &/or drink (non-alcoholic) to share.
We’ll provide tea/coffee, cups, plates &c.

Hope to see you there!
Best wishes from
Fiona & John.

The Early Dance Consort
Entry $15 ($5 children) – please RSVP by 6 July
9416 5765 | 0400 104 969
enquiries@earlydanceconsort.com.au
www.earlydanceconsort.com.au

PDF Invitation

2016 Summer Course in Renaissance & Baroque Dance, 6-8 January, North Sydney

2016 Summer Course in Renaissance & Baroque Dance
The Early Dance Consort 2016 Summer Course in Renaissance & Baroque Dance, 6-8 January, North Sydney

Our 7th Summer Course in Renaissance & Baroque Dance is just one month away, 6-8 January, 2016. It’s a great introduction to early dance for musicians, dancers, actors and anyone passionate about social history or period drama. No previous experience or partner required. The course will be held during the daytime in North Sydney, Wednesday to Friday, with a Summer Ball on the evening of Friday 8 January (all welcome). For full details, brochure & enrolment form visit

Summer 2016 

Brochure

Enrolment form

Free Concert – Sydney Baroque Music Festival, Friday 11 December 2015, 7:00pm at the Sydney Conservatorium

Sydney Baroque Music Festival Free Concert 11 Dec 2015
Free Concert, Sydney Baroque Music Festival, Friday 11 Dec, 7pm, Sydney Conservatorium

The Sydney Baroque Music Festival returns for its third year to the Sydney Conservatorium of Music in 2015. The festival is an entirely student-driven initiative bringing together young musicians from all over Australia who share a passion for early music. The musicians will be working intensively through the week of 7 to 11 December, to put on a concert of “Water Music”, in the beautiful Music Workshop. This year’s festival welcomes exciting young violinist Rafael Font, who will perform Vivaldi’s concerto “La Tempesta di Mare” with the festival orchestra. The other works being performed include Handel’s Water Music suite in F major, Marais’ “Tempete” from Alcione, Rebel’s stormy Les Elemens, and Telemann’s Divertimento in E-flat major – all on period instruments with gut-strung strings, harpsichords, baroque oboes, flutes and horns, and baroque bassoon and guitar!

Please join our musical friends supporting early music in Sydney, for this free concert on Friday 11 December in Music Workshop at 7pm. http://music.sydney.edu.au/events/scm-baroque-music-festival-concert

You can visit the Facebook page for behind the scenes images, updates, and more: www.facebook.com/SydneyBaroqueMusicFestival

Christmas Party 17 December

EDC Christmas Party 17 Dec 2015, North Sydney
The Early Dance Consort Christmas Party 2015, Thursday 17 December, 6.30pm North Sydney

Dear students & friends,

We’re having a little Christmas/End-of-Year Party on Thursday 17 December, 6.30pm in North Sydney. A relaxed get-together for students past & present, friends & family, and anyone curious about early dance.

No charge, catch up with friends, and celebrate with dance.
Wear something cool & festive + dancing shoes.
Please bring a plate of easy finger food to share (no need for knives/forks) &/or something non-alcoholic to drink. Cups & plates provided.

We’d love you to join us to round off the year. Hope to see you soon.
Happy Christmas/holidays & our best wishes,

John & Fiona.
EDC Christmas Party 2015
Invitation PDF

Early-bird enrolments close 19 December

Just a reminder that Early-bird enrolments for the Summer Course close Friday 19 December (just after the Christmas Party).  Don’t miss out on our very reasonable pre-Christmas prices.

You might even think about enrolling a loved one in the Course as a Christmas present, or treating yourself to something entirely different for the Summer break….

 

Summer Course 2015

2015 Summer Course in Early Dance from Courtly to Comical
The Early Dance Consort Summer Course in Early Dance 2015

We’re holding our 6th annual Summer Course in Early Dance in January, running during the day from Wednesday 7 January to Friday 9 January. The theme is Early Dance from Courtly to Comic, embracing both formal and light-hearted dances from the extensive repertoire of the Renaissance and Baroque.

The Course will conclude with a Summer Ball, to which all Students and Friends are most welcome.

Full details about the course at
http://www.earlydanceconsort.com.au/EDC_Archives/EDC_2015/Summer_2015/Summer2015.htm

Brochure PDF
http://www.earlydanceconsort.com.au/EDC_Archives/EDC_2015/Summer_2015/EDC_Summer_brochure_2015.pdf

Enrolment PDF
http://www.earlydanceconsort.com.au/EDC_Archives/EDC_2015/Summer_2015/EDC_Summer_Enrolment_2015.pdf