French  Renaissance Dance: What Makes It Great?

a SCEMS-sponsored event

(Southern California Early Music Society)

The Wessex Consort with Guild of St. George and Eldorado  Danza  present a program of French Renaissance dance. Nine musicians of the Wessex Consort (co-directed by Bruce Teter and John Robinson) will play more than 15 French dances using a large instrumentarium of Renaissance instruments, with percussion and singers.  Two costumed dance troupes will perform: the court nobles of the Guild of St. George (directed by Larry Hansen) and  Eldorado Danza (directed by Irene Ujda).  Noted dance historian Dr. Emma Lewis Thomas will provide insightful commentary on how the French developed dance as a form of high culture during the Renaissance, forming the basis of their undisputed status as masters of that art form in the Baroque.  Presented Sunday June 24 at 4PM, at the acoustically exciting Holy Nativity Church in Westchester, 6700 West 83rd Street (near Sepulveda and Manchester), Los Angeles, CA 90045 (http://www.holynativityparish.org). Ample street parking.

$10 admission, $8 SCEMS members.

For more information, email wessexconsort@gmail.com, or visit http://www.wessexconsort.com, or call 310 729-0173 or 310-413-1759

 

 

 

 

 

 

French  Renaissance Dance What Makes It Great?

The Wessex Consort (directed by Bruce Teter) presents a music/dance/history concert with 9 musicians who use a large variety of Renaissance instruments, two costumed dance troupes with12 dancers, and noted dance historian Dr. Emma Lewis Thomas providing insightful commentary.  Presented Sunday June 24 at 4PM, at the acoustically exciting Holy Nativity Church.  $10 admission. http://www.wessexconsort.com.