EDC 2017 Mid-Winter Bastille Ball 14 July

The Early Dance Consort 2017 Mid-Winter Bastille Ball, 14 July

The Early Dance Cconsort’s 2017  Mid-Winter Bastille Ball 14 July, in North Sydney

Dear EDC Students & Friends,
Our Mid-Winter Ball falls on Bastille Day this year, so what better opportunity to celebrate with French dances of the Ancien Régime plus one or two from La Révolution?
It will be on Friday 14 July, 2017 from 7-10pm (later than usual), at the usual venue, 181 Blues Point Road, North Sydney.
Dress for dancing (and warmth) to match the Tricolore or French-inspired costume if you can.
Confrères welcome, and please bring some simple finger food &/or drink (non-alcoholic) to share (we’ll provide cups, plates &c), in the spirit of égalité.
Hope to see you there!
Best wishes from
Fiona & John.

RSVP 12 July 0400 104 969 | enquiries@earlydanceconsort.com.au
Entry $15 ($5 children)
Invitation


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

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

Term 2 classes begin Thursday 23 April, 6.15pm in North Sydney

Just a reminder that our Term 2 classes are commencing soon… The term runs for 10 weeks, up to and including 25 June. For details see http://www.earlydanceconsort.com.au/classes/classes.htm – where there are full details of what, when, where, how much, what to wear, and a PDF brochure to download.

Mid-Winter Ball 4 July 2014

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The Early Dance Consort Mid-Winter Ball 2014, Friday 4 July 2014, 6.30pm-9.30pm, 181 Blues Point Road, North Sydney

Yes, Dear EDC Students and Friends,

A Winter Ball is long overdue…
So this year you are warmly invited to join us for some festive and
footloose frolics (of the Renaissance & Baroque variety) amongst friends. The details: 6.30pm on Friday 4th July, in the usual class venue – 181 Blues Point Road, North Sydney.
Hope to see you there, with the usual plate of finger food and/or drink to share (we’ll provide tea/coffee, cups, plates &c).
Please don’t forget that it is on a Friday evening this time.
Entry $15 ($5 children)
And we’d appreciate an RSVP by Wed 2 July so we have an idea of numbers.
PDF Invitation

With best wishes,

Fiona & John.

(02) 9416 5765 | 0400 104 969 | enquiries@earlydanceconsort.com.au

English Masque “Cupid and Death” update & bookings

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What is a Masque?
A Masque is a theatrical spectacle combining music, drama, song and dance.  Once performed in the royal courts in the 16th and 17th centuries, masques were lavish affairs that combined artistic performance with aristocratic socialising and participation.

Today masques are very seldom performed, so we are delighted to be able to announce that “Cupid and Death”, written by James Shirley in 1653, will be presented at the Glebe Cafe Church on 30th and 31st May, 2014.  With music composed by Matthew Locke and Christopher Gibbons performed on early instruments, with drama and dance to match, this will be a rare opportunity to experience one of the few entertainments to emerge from the turbulent era of Commonwealth England.

Shirley’s “Cupid and Death” is loosely based on the fable by Aesop.  By chance, both Cupid and Death come to stay at the same Inn, but when they depart the next day, they unwittingly carry the wrong weaponry.  What chaos will ensue?  Can order be restored?  A cast of intriguing and unexpected characters bring this wise and witty tale to life for modern audiences, while satirising the high and mighty of their day.
Not to be missed!

When and Where?
Friday 30th May 7pm, 2014
Saturday 31st May 2pm and 7pm, 2014
Glebe Café Church, 37 St Johns Road, Glebe (Sydney)
Bookings: Tickets through ClassikON www.classikon.com
(choose date first) or go to direct links at http://www.cupidanddeath.com/cupidanddeath.com/Concert_Information.html
Poster PDF  Enquiries contact info

About the production:  (see www.cupidanddeath.com)
Words by James Shirley
Music by Matthew Locke and Christopher Gibbons
Produced by Imogen Granwal & Tara Hashambhoy
Directed by Nadia Piave
Choreography by Fiona Garlick
Cast:
Chamberlain – Owen Elsley
Nature – Hester Wright
Mercury – Neil Kirkby
Host/Despair – Peter Williams
Cupid – Vanilla Tupu
Death – John Barnard/cast members
Chorus – Elli Bortolotti, Jenny Duck-Chong, Richard Black, Richard Bell

Dancing by The Early Dance Consort
Fiona Garlick – John Barnard – Raffaele Arcamone – cast

Instrumentalists
Raymond Harvey – Harpsichord
Samantha Cohen – Theorbo
Bridget Crouch and Tara Hashambhoy – Violins
Imogen Granwal – Cello

 

Baroque Dance Music CD “Les Matelots”

This Baroque Dance Music CD by the Leipzig-based ensemble Les
Matelots is a crowd-sourced project on https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/cd-les-matelots#home
It will run only until April 30, 2014. They write:

After years of performing early music with connections to period dance we decided as ensemble Les Matelots to produce CD of French and English Baroque-dance music. Our goal is not just to please the listener’s ears, but to bring you music which fits the dance perfectly.
We chose a colourful collection of 18 dances and contredanses and made our own arrangements… and we have invited other musicians to participate. You will find up to 10 instruments playing on our CD.
As you can imagine, such a project wouldn’t be possible without support. Therefore we have started a crowd funding campaign, in which you can support us financially or pre-order our CD.
It would be very helpful for us, if you could pass the message on to friends and colleagues possibly interested in our project. In summer 2014 you get a CD,  which hopefully pleases every dancer and lover of Baroque music as a reward.

For more info including track-list see http://www.lesmatelots.com/cd-english.html
YouTube clip at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bzg4dpsQOng

So please consider supporting  this with a contribution towards a rarity – a new CD of music specifically for baroque dance choreographies and contredanses. And there is a bit of an Australian connection here, as harpsichordist Chris Berenson used to play for the ensemble for a while.