Modern and Ballet, especially in relation to Music and Jaques-Dalcroze’s work.

Sacre Celebration in Toronto

It was wonderful. Sponsored by the Society of Dance History Scholars and York University, the Sacre Celebration in Toronto was a memorable event. Greg Ristow taught elements of Stravinsky's score through Eurhythmics, and my session led to two Jaques-Dalcroze compositions. After talking to such knowledgeable historians, I'm inspired to read more about the Duncan/Dalcroze connection... :)

By |2013-04-25T21:57:41-04:00April 25, 2013|Adults, Classes, Dance, Special Sessions|0 Comments

“Le Sacre” Celebration at York University, Toronto

April 18-20, 2013 - Toronto The Society of Dance History Scholars and York University are hosting a conference to commemorate the centennial of Le Sacre du Printemp's historic premiere. Monica Dale will teach a session on Friday afternoon titled, "Dalcroze Eurhythmics: Experiencing an Aesthetic." This workshop connects with a paper session presented by scholars from Brazil, [...]

By |2016-12-01T22:00:45-04:00April 9, 2013|Adults, Classes, Dance, Special Sessions|0 Comments

Duncan Video: the Music Matters

An interesting series of dance videos was posted on YouTube some years ago. They show the Isadora Duncan Dancers, probably in the 1970s, performing Duncan's choreography. Isadora choreographed with a natural sense of music. She favored the Romantics, especially Schubert and Chopin, and used simple movements, like skipping. Her sense of phrasing is very clear [...]

By |2016-12-01T22:00:45-04:00December 30, 2012|Dance, Video|0 Comments

New Modern Dance Classes for Children

Grades 1-4 The Lucy School Eight-class series: Tuesdays, January 8 - February 26, 2013 3:30-4:30 - $100 Modern dance classes include floor and standing exercises, movement phrases, and traveling steps across the floor. These classes emphasize: good technical foundations creative exercises connections with a broad range of music Students should wear leotard or close-fitting t-shirt, [...]

By |2012-12-31T02:03:24-04:00December 9, 2012|Children's Classes, Classes, Dance|0 Comments

Conference – Celebrating Le Sacre du Printemps

Society of Dance History Scholars, Special Topics Conference Sacre Celebration: Revisiting, Reflecting, Revisioning York University, Toronto Thursday, April 18 - Saturday, April 20, 2013 Join scholars and artists in music, dance, and Dalcroze for an amazing look back at 1913's Le Sacre du Printemps (The Rite of Spring). With papers, panels, workshops and performances, the [...]

By |2013-02-11T04:01:46-04:00December 7, 2012|Classes, Dance, Special Sessions|0 Comments