THE ART OF BAROQUE DANCE: Folies d’Espagne from Page to Stage
DANCE VIVALDI: A Contemporary Baroque Ballet
French Baroque dance is an art form that is loved, studied, preserved, and updated. This two DVD set will enhance the viewers knowledge and appreciation for the movement, music, and historical understanding of Baroque dance. The Art of Baroque Dance: Folies d’Espagne from Page to Stage provides an in-depth view of the artistic process of bringing Baroque dance alive for the next generation. Dance Vivaldi: A Contemporary Baroque Ballet presents a modern interpretation of the historic dance style.
The Art of Baroque Dance is a segmented performance of historical French Baroque dance written and directed by, and featuring, Natalie van Parys; 45 minutes; available in French and English.
Dance Vivaldi is a 40 minute recording of a performance by the French Eventail Dance Company (Compagnie l’Eventail).
Run-time: 1 hour and 25 minutes on 2 DVDs
The French production The Art of Baroque Dance amply illustrates the process of recreating a Baroque dance. Randy Pitman, Editor, Video Librarian
[Dance Vivaldi is] a haunting neoclassical ballet reminiscent of Balanchine’s early works. The abstraction of traditional 18th century dance phrases mixed with the fire and passion of Vivaldi’s music is highly inventive. Catherine Turocy, Artistic Director of The New York Baroque Dance Company and Chevalier de l’Ordres des Arts et des Lettres
Art of Baroque Dance… Just as museums preserve works representative of the artistic creation of a specific era, so this video is conceived as a ‘museum of the dance,’ designed to safeguard the fruits of years of Baroque dance research for future generations. Jean Marie Bruson, Curator, Musée Carnavalet, Museums of Paris
Enriched by lovely cinematography and period instruments, this fine production can be enjoyed by dance professionals and casual viewers alike. Highly recommended. Jean Marie Bruson, Curator, Musée Carnavalet, Museums of Paris
Dance Vivaldi… If you enjoy Ballet or want to enlighten your children, this is a wonderful video that everyone can enjoy. Watch as the performers bring the seasons to life through the art of Baroque dance. The Dove Foundation
Art of Baroque Dance… Excellent way to broaden everyone’s knowledge of Baroque dance. Filled with great historical information regarding this dance along with the choreographic notes, this DVD will show you the French presentation of this elegant Dance. Dove Worldview