Seeking Nijinsky’s unrealized ‘Sarabande’ ballet at Turocy workshop

Dance
Nijinsky left behind the seeds of an unfinished ballet he began in 1913. That was the rather infamous year in which the dancer/choreographer unveiled his provocative The Rite of Spring to the shock and awe of le tout Paris. He also premiered Jeux, an overtly sensual ballet for three—a love triangle—that subtly foreshadowed the oncoming ...

Nijinsky influenced by Parisian dance hall? Soon explored at unusual Seattle workshop

Dance
How does “Exploring an Unrealized Ballet and its Cultural Context: Paris 1909 to 1915” strike you as an interesting way to pass four days in Seattle? That is exactly what I shall be doing June 29 – July 2 at the University of Washington in Seattle, courtesy of Catherine Turocy, Artistic Director of the New ...

All is golden in the Golden Nautilus, says Catherine Turocy

Architecture & Design · Dance · Language & ideas
The structure of the Nautilus is considered sacred geometry, the Golden Mean, represented by the Greek letter phi, one of the mysterious natural numbers that seems to arise from the basic structure of our cosmos. “Baroque Dance and the Golden Nautilus” is a lecture/performance by Baroque expert Catherine Turocy.  The artistic director of the New ...

Do the La Gelosia … with Catherine Turocy

Dance
Our favorite Baroque dance expert is offering a rare class on early ballet pantomime and expression that is open to all levels of experience. Catherine Turocy will guide students through the “passions” inspired by descriptions of 18th century ballerina Marie Sallé. Turocy will teach her choreography based on the music of La Gelosia from Handel’s Terpsichore in ...

How do you spell civilization? Catherine Turocy’s historic dance workshop in Santa Barbara

Dance
Why not consider a break from the unremitting wonderfulness of the 21st century — just for a few days — and meet some nice people? And while you’re hanging around, learn to stretch, spin, dip, tiptoe, curtsey and pose? Sign on for the Santa Barbara Historical Dance Workshop… run by amazingly well-credentialed experts in 17th ...

Getting jiggy with the sarabande

Dance
Courtesy of Catherine Turocy, the Baroque/Renaissance dance expert who heads up the New York Baroque Dance Co., comes this image of Barbara Campanin (La Barbarina). La Barabarina, in the image, demonstrates the épaulement — the torque of her shoulders against her torso and hips — in the sarabande, a jiggy popular dance of the day.  ...

Catherine Turocy goes for barocco

Dance
Such a joy to meet Catherine Turocy, an awesome arts professional and a Baroque and Renaissance dance expert. She’s shown here dancing the Passacaille d’Armide. We took a saucy dance class with Catherine as part of her recent week-long residency in southern California. Normally based in Dallas (though she’s artistic director of The New York ...