Dance in the Spanish Golden Age
Saturday 1 Oct 2022 10:30–17:00 and Sunday 2 Oct 2022 10:30–17:00
Springs Dance Studio (South Bank Arts Centre), Bedford College, Cauldwell Street, Bedford, MK42 9AH.
The course will be led by Ana Yepes, an exceptional dancer and powerhouse of enthusiasm. Ana will bring her expertise gleaned from many years of deciphering Spanish manuscripts that are not available to the general public.
Saturday : An introduction to Folía and its variations, which has its own style and step vocabulary, catering also for those with less experience of the period.
Sunday: Aiming at more experienced dancers, focus will be on Folies d’Espagne, as performed in the French Court. Dancers will explore ways to accentuate the Spanish quality embedded in the choreography, using Folía arm movements from the previous day. There will also be a chance to try out dancing with castanets.
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