French Baroque Dance Workshop
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French Baroque Dance Workshop

A unique baroque dance workshop that you must not miss! 

Ballet and baroque music have their roots in baroque dance. Dance was essential for a noble education in the court of Louis XIV, and a prerequisite for the honnête homme (cultivated gentleman) in full control of his body and mind. In 1661, King Louis XIV of France founded the very first dance institution in Europe, Académie Royale de Danse. The king's dance teacher and the academy's director, Pierre Beauchamps, was highly influential in the development of ballet, most notably the codification of the five positions of the feet. 

Historically informed practice leads to interdisciplinary exploration. Come discover the fascinating history and social norms of seventeenth-century France through studying the style, phrasing, tempo, and ornamentations of baroque music and dance. 

With live music accompaniment performed on period instruments by Concerto da Camera, you are sure to have a fun and exceptional experience in this workshop.

Pierre-François Dollé

Dance Instructor

Pierre-François Dollé is a choreographer, teacher, dancer, and researcher. After academic training at the Musikhochschule in Cologne, Dollé obtained his State Diploma as a dance teacher. He regularly participates in productions at the Opera National de Paris. Since 2005, Dollé has specialized in ancient dances. He has worked with companies such as l'Eclat des Muses, l'Eventail, Les Arts Florissants, Le Poème Harmonique, Le Théâtre de l'Incrédule, Divertimenty, the Toronto Consort, Zeitentanz, Capella de la Torre, Les Jardins Chorégraphiques and more. He now hasserves as choreographer in France and abroad for opera productions, theatre plays, and choreographic performances. For many years, Dollé has been collaborating with Les Arts Florissants on shows, educational projects, dance workshops and balls. Dollé is also pursuing his career as a teacher in early dance, through masterclasses, regular courses, and workshops.

Concerto da Camera Baroque Ensemble (Hong Kong) 

Focuses on presenting European classical music from the sixteenth to eighteenth centuries on period instruments. Historically informed practice is the ensemble’s goal, even as they look for innovation through tradition.

Ticketing Info

Free to the public. Register here from 13 March onwards.

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DanzStage, RM. 2001–2002, 20/F 148 Electric Road, Tin Hau
09.06.2024 (Sun) 12:45pm
Free admission