EDC Events

Pictures & highlights from the EDC Festival 2017 will be appearing soon.




Norwich High School for GirlsFriday 26th to Sunday 28th October 2018

Hosted by Norwich Historical Dance at Norwich High School for Girls,

95 Newmarket Rd, Norwich NR2 2HU

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Kenneth & Millicent at work

Kenneth & Millicent at work

Friday 23 February 2018   7.15 for 7:30 pm

“The Continual Triumph of Apollo: Nijinsky’s Saraband and Ballets Russes Baroque”
MILLICENT HODSON (choreographer/dance historian) & KENNETH ARCHER (scenic consultant and art historian)

Our venue this year is the Sands Studio Rotherhithe, 82 St Marychurch St, London SE16 4HZ. This year’s lecture will be part of a whole weekend of early dance in collaboration with the Commedia Festival at Sands Studio.

Read more here: 2018 Annual Lecture and Commedia Festival Advance Notice



THE EDC BIENNIAL CONFERENCE: PERCEPTION AND RECEPTION OF EARLY DANCE — upcoming Friday 18th to Sunday 20th May 2018 at St Katharine’s, Parmoor, Frieth, Bucks. RG9 6NN (near High Wycombe)

Advance Notice Nov. 2017

Perception and reception are intimately related. We can know, or guess at, the participants’ intentions at the time of creation, and the work’s reception by various audiences. However, both perception and reception of a dance or a dance style will differ over time. This conference aims to explore these aspects of early dance including how it is perceived/received today.

Booking Details will be available in January 2018.


EDC SPECIAL EVENT — 15th Century Dance and the Lute, a Study Day

A video record of this day for dancers & musicians working together can be found at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCTSRkUZSDO9ZESOh_Y_zrJA

Future EDC Special Events:

Workshops, study days and additional lectures are arranged by the Early Dance Circle as opportunity offers. We participate in ventures such as Big Dance, collaborate with other dance-centred organisations such as the Historical Dance Society and One Dance, and seek out ways to spread understanding and enjoyment of early dance.

Do get in touch if you have a joint project in mind.

See Previous Special EDC Events for examples.