Viol Intensive at Early Music Week
|7:00-7:30||Tai-Chi for all|
|7:45-8:15||Hot Breakfast served cafeteria style|
|8:15-8:45||Cold Breakfast Coffee/Tea available|
English Country Dance Essentials with Peggy Vermilya
Essentials of English Country Dance (B and up) with Peggy Vermilya
Welcome to English Country Dancing! If you have never danced in the manner of Jane Austen (and have adored Mr. Darcy from afar) or would like to refresh your memory about the foundations of form and dance lingo, (up, down, above, below, rights and lefts—things are not always what they seem to be—duple and triple minors, persnickety heys, delightful gypsies), this class will chase away those “beginner butterflies” and help you enjoy being in the dances instead of gazing longingly from the sidelines. Joan Kimball, Judy Linsenberg and Les Coquins (those rascals, Julia and Rory Lipkis) will make our daily lessons most merry!
Intermediate English Country Dance with Pat Petersen
Intermediate English Country Dancing with Pat Petersen.
If you are ok with up, down, hands 4, heys, 3 changes of rights and lefts, and triple minors, but sometimes get disoriented in double figures of 8 or crossover heys, this class is for you. By the end of the week, you'll move with more grace and beauty, recover more quickly and easily from momentary lapses, and increase your pleasure in dancing to the ravishing tunes we love so well. Live music provided by Geert van Gele, Jane Hershey and Frances Fitch - how's that for a dance band?
Advanced English Country Dance with Scott Higgs
Advanced English Country Dancing with Scott Higgs. Do you enjoy challenges? We will explore dances that are delightfully fun, but that require alertness and thorough familiarity with ECD figures. Ellen Delahanty, Daphna Mor, Tom Zajac and Larry Lipkis will inspire us to new Terpsichorean heights.
Introduction to Historical Dance with Dorothy Olsson
Introduction to Historical Dance with Dorothy Olsson (All levels)
Simple yet elegant Renaissance and Baroque dances, with a special emphasis on Spanish dances (including a Spanish contradanza), as well as material from other European sources inspired by dances of Spain. Dance musicians: Eric Haas, Bob Wiemken, Mary Springfels and Tim Rayborn. Open to all; please bring soft-soled dance shoes (such as a jazz dance shoe).
|12:00-12:30||Free time: Swimming, Bookstore staffed|
All-Camp Collegium with Tom Zajac, Sarah Mead, Dorothy Olsson
(All levels) All campers and faculty
This is a new feature of Pinewoods Early Music week, wherein the whole workshop community will come together to sing, play and dance in consort. Tom Zajac, Sarah Mead and Dorrie Olsson will lead all in a short program of beautiful, rare and exciting songs, dances and sacred works from Spain and Nueva España. All participants will be provided with a souvenir bound copy of all the music that will include scores and parts for all the pieces. Campers will need to commit to one section of Collegium: voice, instrument or dance.
|5:30-6:20||Free time: Informal camper readings, Swimming, Bookstore staffed|
|8:15-10:00||All Camp Dance|
August 11 - 18, 2012
Held during Early Music Week at Pinewoods.
Is there still room?
For up-to-date info about availability and wait lists,
see our main Dance & Music Camps page.
Mary Springfels is a highly respected an player of the viola da gamba, professor, and director of early music programs. She is a founding member and former director of the Newberry Consort and the former director of Northwestern University Early Music Ensemble. She has also played with the New York Pro Musica and the Waverly Consort as well as many other U.S. and European ensembles and is a founding member of the ensembles Elizabethan Enterprise and Les Filles de Sainte-Colombe. She has recorded for the Harmonia Mundi USA label as member of the Newberry Consort, as a soloist in a set of Stradella solo cantatas (with Christine Brandes and Paul O'Dette) and in solo instrumental works with recorder player Marion Verbruggen. She has also appeared on the Decca, Columbia, Nonesuch, and Titanic labels.
This is a special focus group for six emerging professional viol players to work with Mary Springfels for almost 3 hours every day! The group meets for two sessions daily: a 90 minute class in the morning, to learn to play and understand two chord patterns, and to compose variations on the patterns; an early afternoon class will explore compositions using the Passacalle, Chacona and other Spanish ground basses, such as the folias and jácara. In addition to these two sessions, students join Early Music Week faculty and students in the All-Camp Collegium and Dance Classes as well as the informal parts of the day. Please ask for application materials for this class.
This course is limited to 6 participants to ensure plenty of opportunity for active participation. Registrants need to send an tape of their work and references. A specific form will be available. Please clearly indicate if you would like to attend Early Music Week, if you did not get a space in the course. CDSS Scholarships are available.