A brand new course for advanced Baroque string players (professional and current advanced students), in which we will explore the relationship between music and dance in 17th- and 18th century repertoire. We will be dancing and playing, and our emphasis will be on the implication that dancing has on playing. The course will focus both on 17th-century repertoire (Lully and Rebel) purposely composed for dancing, and the solo Suites and Partitas by J S Bach (Ricardo will be choreographing and dancing to your solo Bach!). A hands-on approach, yet based on and enriched by a multitude of primary sources. Ricardo Barros and violinist Nicolette Moonen have forged an artistic partnership through the passion they share for French Baroque music. They have collaborated artistically and academically in papers, workshops, courses and performances, most recently at the Utrecht Early Music Festival and in a project for the Historical Royal Palaces at the Yale Centre for British Art. Don't forget our automatic 25% reduction on the basic course fee (excluding supplements) for under 27s. Participants should bring their Baroque instrument and Baroque bow.
Tutor websites: www.mercuriuscompany.co.uk www.thebachplayers.org.uk
Resident: £280 Non-Resident: £205 Code: 19/278