Coming events

Dances from Domenico circa 1450

HDS Locals event in partnership with Bedford Early Dance and Music

Brickhill Community Centre, Avon Drive, Bedford MK41 7AF

Saturday 25th April 2020, 2.00–6.00 (with a short break for refreshments)

Led by Hazel Dennison.

This workshop will celebrate the vitality and creativity of the Este court of Ferrara, encapsulated in the elegant balli and bassa danze in Domenico da Piacenza's dance manual De la Arte di Ballare et Danzare.

It will be based on Hazel's new book, Dances from Domenico c. 1450, with dance diagrams and music transcriptions by Paul Kent, recently published by The Historical Dance Society.

De la Arte di Ballare et Danzare is the earliest known documented collection of dances in Europe, containing 18 balli and 5 bassadanze. The new book provides practical realisations of these fascinating dances.

Hazel will teach a selection of dances from the collection, and copies of the book will be available to buy.

Workshop price: £10. Advance booking is not required.

See BEDM website for travel information, map and contact email.

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