Dancing History – A Lecture Demonstration
Dance is a universal language and has been thought of as the hallmark of a civilized society. Dancing well in a room of one's peers was an occasion to show intelligence, coordination and self control. Dance also offers a sense of community and gathering. In Dancing History – A Lecture Demonstration, you will experience one of the earliest dances written down from the 1400's. There will be a pavane and a galliard from the Renaissance period and the "queen of the ballroom" – the 18th century menuet. Dancing History will also include quadrilles and a waltz from the 19th century. Through these dances you will experience the continuum of time, witness changes of period dance styles and dress and hear music that will make you want to dance in your seat!
$5 – Students/Children