Dance like the Valois: Improvised Dances for the music of the French Renaissance Guitar
Johann von Solothurn
Instructor's Kingdom: Atlantia, Time Zone: EST
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
No experience necessary! Many of these are simple dances we rarely do because they were either improvised or the exact steps are unknown. Come dance, play, listen, or all three! This class will focus on the dance music of the late period French Renaissance Guitar composers Adrian Le Roy and Guillaume Morlaye and their corresponding forms of dance in the 1589 French manual, Orchesographie. We'll cover Burgundian bransles, branles gay, tourdion, alman, pavan, and--if we have time--galliards. Johann will introduce and perform the music. Wenllyan will lead the dances. Come join us as we visit a time when the guitar rivaled (or surpassed) the lute in popularity in Renaissance France, and we dance to music composed for the instrument by the most famous guitarists of the day.