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Symmetry in Motion: Baroque Dance

Comparative Hip

DanceTime!

A Nineteenth
Century Romance


A Renaissance
Revel




Through original musical performances, Dance Through Time gives audiences the unique opportunity to see the dances, the costumes, and the traditions of western cultures from the past 500 years.

Celebrate!

1920's
Popular history in motion! This spirited performance vividly recreates the fascinating rhythms of the turbulent 20th century. Audiences of all ages take a 100-year journey through every popular dance craze the 1900's to the present. Stunning costumes illustrate past trends as dancers slide seamlessly through the Lame Duck, the Charleston, Tap, Swing, Rock n' Roll, Disco, Break Dancing, and more. The dancers also present historical and social information about each period, celebrating the artistry of Valentino and Astaire to Carmen Miranda and Madonna, in an explosion of non-stop action.
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Symmetry in Motion: Baroque Dance

1700's
The court of King Louis XIV is brought to life with elegant and decorative costumes, powdered wigs, and beautiful music, all helping to create an engaging look at the earliest forms of Ballet. Audiences will marvel at the delicacy and intricacy of Baroque dance while learning about corsets, hoop skirts, fan language, Baroque dance notation, symmetry, and patterns. The glorious music of Vivaldi, Lully, Marais, and Telemann accompany the dancers as they present the Minuet, Contredanse, Allemande, Folies d'Espagne, and Gigue.
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Comparative Hip

1940's
[NEW TEXT HERE] This new concert chronicles the development of American swing dance and jazz music. From early jazz forms of the 1910's and '20s, to the vibrant Harlem Renaissance of the '30's, and into the cool Big Band Swing Era of the '40s, this lecture-demonstration presents an exciting look at the evolution of dances that have come back into popularity in the 21st century.
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1970's

DanceTime!

DANCETIME! transports the audience on a fantasy journey through 500 years of dance, punctuated with verse, song and music of the times. DANCETIME! celebrates the elegance of the Renaissance and Baroque courts, the romance of the 19th Century ballrooms and the melting-pot vibrancy of the 20th Century. It is a full theatrical show of life seen through the eyes of dance.
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1800's

A Nineteenth Century Romance

A Nineteeth Century Romance presents a world of ritualized flirtation. The elegant dances of the Regency, Romantic and Victorian eras sweep the audience along to witness the birth of the great waltz, stately quadrilles, playful cotillions and the "revolutionary" polka and mazurka. This musical production authentically dramatizes the evolution of sophisticated courtship rituals and changing social mores of the time, from the salons of Europe to the ballrooms of turn-of-the-century America.
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1500's

A Renaissance Revel

The sensuous Renaissance dances allow audiences to visit the exuberant stages of Shakespeare's England and the lavish Italian courts of the Medicis. From Elizabeth I's favorite, the volta, which has the men tossing their partners in the air by their corsets, to the canari, a feisty competition of stamping movements, the audience is drawn into the age-old rituals of courtship and conflict between the sexes.
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