The noble and the rustic - Gods and Peasants: Expression in Baroque Dance

The workshop is held in English if needed!

This workshop with Hubert Hazebroucq focuses on the various ways of expression in baroque dance to embody different theatrical characters through dance. We discover nuances in the steps, Port de Bras and the movement of the torso for expressing the poetic meaning of the dance, and learn how special steps make a comical character or move into the grotesque.
For this we look at three different genres:
    - the noble dance with the Sarabande d'Issé
    - the demi-caractère: shepherds and shepherdesses with an Entrée
    - the grotesque - a comical dance, a peasants dance

As material for this we'll use the following dances (the whole dance or just parts of it):
- Sarabande d'Issé as choreographed by Pécour; for M. Marcel and Mlle Menès, 1720, Notation by Le Roussau
- Entrée Aimons tout nous y convie for a shepard and a shepardess by Thésée, choreographed by Pécour
- La Paysanne, Pécour, in Gaudrau, 1713.

For Intermediate and Advanced. You don't need to bring a partner, and you don't need to study the Choreographies beforehand.

Date:   October 26th to 28th 2018

Times:    Friday, Saturday and Sunday always 10:00 till 13:00 and 14:00 till 17:00

Fee:   210 €   (zeitenTANZ-Members: 195 €)

Registration before:   10.10.2018:   € 195 (zeitenTANZ-Members: € 180) Early bird has ended

Studio Location:   Ballettschule dancearts, Rennweg 79-81, 1030 Wien;

Teacher:    Hubert Hazebroucq is a French dancer, choreographer and independent researcher specialized in baroque and Renaissance dances since 1998. He has been performing for several choreographers, particularly Christine Bayle (L’Éclat des Muses). As a choreographer, Hubert Hazebroucq is invited by many musical ensembles. Among others, he has created with Doulce Memoire (Denis Raisin-Dadre) a Renaissance dance show agnificences à la cour de François 1er. As a researcher, he has a Master Degree of Arts on the ballroom dances in the Seventeenth Century and is a board member of the French research society ACRAS 17-18. He co-organized for the Centre National de la Danse and the University of Leipzig in 2017 a symposium about German dance treatises. He regularly presents lectures and publishes articles on early dance techniques and poetics in international symposia, among others in Oxford, Utrecht, Versailles, Naples, Leipzig... He also performed for the BBC4 documentary The King who invented ballet (2015). Holding the French state diploma of dance teacher, he teaches early dances in several capitals (Moscow, Vienna, Rome, Munich...). In 2017, he has been invited for master-classes and lectures in several American Universities. He is the artistic director of the dance company Les Corps Eloquents founded in 2008. In June 2018, the company is invited by The Orchestra of the Age of Enlightment for the creation of the programme Dangerous Liaisons at Queen Elisabeth Hall, London.

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