Baroque Dance to Close the Season

Our final event of the season features Baroque dancer Paige Whitley-Bauguess in performance on March 31 and in a workshop on April 1.  Lovers of Baroque music are familiar with the instrumental Baroque dance suite made up of allemandes, courantes, sarabandes, gigues, gavottes, minuets, and other dances.  Friday evening’s performance is a unique opportunity to see several of these dances exquisitely performed.  Instrumentalists Heloise Degrugillier, recorder, Mary Findley, violin, Douglas Poplin, cello. and Patrick Merrill, harpsichord, provide the music for Ms. Whitley-Bauguess’ performance and will themselves perform instrumental dance suites.

Saturday’s workshop provides two tracks for exploring Baroque dance: Ms. Whitley Bauguess will give a  general introduction to Baroque Dance and participants can then choose to spend the rest of the day learning dance from her.  Or instrumentalists may choose to work with Ms. Degrugillier and Mr. Merrill on understanding the characteristics of specific dances and incorporating them into their playing.  Purchase tickets to the concert here.  Read about the workshop and register here.