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Thursday, October 24, 2013 at 12:30pm to 1:15pm
Lincoln Hall, B20
Dept of Music, 101 Lincoln Hall, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853-4101, USA
Midday Music at Lincoln: “From the Ballroom to the Stage,” a lecture-demonstration on baroque dance by guest Ken Pierce, funded in part by grants from the Cornell Council for the Arts and the French Studies Program. Director of the early dance program at the Longy School of Music, Pierce will introduce the Cornell community to the beautiful dances of the French baroque—the style born at the court of Louis XIV and emulated across Europe, which in the 19th century gave rise to classical ballet. With the assistance of dancer Peggy Murray, he will demonstrate both social and theatrical dances, including the 1697 wedding dance for the Duke of Burgundy and the Entrée d’Apollon from Jean-Baptiste Lully’s opera Le Triomphe de l’Amour. In this performance, Ken Pierce also will dance the solo for Harlequin from Lully's Carnaval Mascarade, performed in 2003 at Cornell. Music will be provided by members of the Petits Violons de Cornell.