Benslow Music: “Amongst mouvements and retakes” Exploring Music and Dance in the 17th and 18th centuries

name of school/course: Benslow Music: “Amongst mouvements and retakes” Exploring Music and Dance in the 17th and 18th centuries
type of course:
names of professors: Ricardo Barros, Nicolette Moonen
start date: 23/08/2019
end date: 25/08/2019
address: Hitchin, Hertfordshire, UK
audition required?: no
standard of playing: advanced
Resident: £280 Non-Resident: £205
Any applications from those under the age of 18 should be discussed with us before booking to ensure that adequate safeguarding proceedures are in place. Guests under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult.
Guests under 27 are entitled to a 25% discount on basic course fees (this reduction does not apply to room supplements). Bursaries are available to those individuals (normally, but not always, aged between 18-25 years old) who can demonstrate need for financial assistance to enable them to attend our courses.

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.