Coventry Playford Workshop: Anne Daye
Dance workshop: 2‒5 p.m., led by Anne Daye
Wear comfortable shoes, no experience needed.
Here's Anne's description of the workshop:
"I will teach the steps used in dancing c.1651 - c.1680: the singles and doubles widely known in the day and also for country dances. They are more accurate historically than the current practice in most folk dance circles of walking through the figures. They also bring the dances alive with more energy and drive than walking, and also shape the figures better and match the strains of the music.
The aim is to encourage the use of stepping in a fun and approachable way (and I have done this for many years with success!), and to impart some understanding of the historical context of country dancing as a sophisticated genre of dance, enjoyed by all levels of society, emphasizing how Playford 1651 was dedicated to the young gentlemen of the Inns of Court.
Along the way, I will indicate how we know about the steps, and how they vary in the different metres.
The importance is to reinstate the proper steps and therefore prompt appreciation of a very special aspect of English culture."
Special offer: £1 off your ticket to the Coventry Zesty Playford dance in the evening if you book for either of the workshops :)
In association with the Historical Dance Society.
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