The EDC organise several community events each year:
Table of Upcoming Events
Our Annual Lecture
We host a popular dance history lecture each year; an archive of information on our previous lectures can be found here. What follows are details of the next Lecture that we have planned.
EDC Annual Lecture 2018
& Accompanying Films and Dance Workshop
The Continual Triumph of Apollo: Nijinsky’s Sarabande and Ballets Russes Baroque
Friday 23 February 2018, 7.15 for 7:30 pm, Sands Studio Rotherhithe
With MILLICENT HODSON (choreographer/dance historian) & KENNETH ARCHER (scenic consultant and art historian).
Vaslav Nijinsky and the impresario Sergei Diaghilev, with the rest of that famous company the Ballets Russes, may not seem the usual territory of the Early Dance Circle, but this year’s Annual Lecture will be given by two experts in the reconstruction, indeed the ‘archaeology’, of their dances. Further details of this exciting lecture are available here.
Our LECTURE for 2018 is at the Sands Studio Rotherhithe, 82 St Marychurch St, London SE16 4HZ. The closest tube station is Rotherhithe. Turn left from the Tube Station & the Sands Studios are a 5-minute walk away up Railway Avenue past the Brunel Museum. The entrance is opposite St. Mary’s Church. Buses (C10 from Victoria and 381 from Waterloo) both stop at Rotherhithe Tube Station. In case of closures, Canada Water Tube Station is not very far away and Bermondsey Station is also possible. For information about the area, one of London’s hidden villages see Rotherhithe and Sands Studios. View a map map Click here for More about the Lecture.
HOW TO BOOK
You can book the Annual Lecture at https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/early-dance-circle-annual-lecture-tickets-42195366477.
DON’T MISS THE EXTRA EDC EVENTS THAT WEEKEND
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Sat. 24 Feb. 10:30 – 12:30: Nijinsky and Balanchine Reconstructions: Old Models and new Forms.
Video Screenings with voice over and discussion, showing Hodson & Archer’s reconstructions — Jeux after Nijinsky (1913) and Le Chant du Rossignol (1925) & Le Bal (1929) after Balanchine.
Sat. 24 Feb. 2:00 – 4:00: Nijinsky’s Abandoned Sarabande and its Origins in Jeux: A Dance Workshop
An exploration of Nijinsky’s Jeux as a neo-classical work that led him towards the Bach ballet. Jeux is (in its own pre-WWI period way) a ballet of manners, not courtly but still codified in the Bloomsbury mores Nijinsky had acutely observed. Participants will learn excerpts from the steps and partnering of Jeux and view the initial Sarabande material as re-imagined from knowledge of Jeux and Nijinsky’s evolving choreographic practice.
Click here for More about Millicent Hodson’s Workshop.
The EDC events this year are running alongside the Commedia Festival at Sands Studios. For full details and how to book, visit: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/commedia-mini-festival-commedia-workshop-tickets-32041773808
Our Annual Festival
We host a community focussed dance history festival each year; enthusiasts and professionals from across our community perform for each other’s pleasure. A list of our previous festivals can be found here. What follows are details of the next Festival that we have planned.
EDC Annual Festival 2018
The 35th Annual Festival, Norwich
Norwich Historical Dance
Norwich High School for Girls, 95 Newmarket Rd, Norwich NR2 2HU.
For further details See the latest details!.
Note that the pictures from the EDC Festival for 2017 are in our Gallery now. Video highlights will be ready soon.
Our Biennial Conference
We host a dance history conference every two years; an archive of information on our previous conferences can be found here. What follows are details of the next Conference that we have planned.
EDC Conference for 2018: PERCEPTION AND RECEPTION OF EARLY DANCE
Friday 18th to Sunday 20th May 2018 at St Katharine’s, Parmoor, Frieth, Bucks. RG9 6NN (near High Wycombe).
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.
Theresa Buckland will be speaking on
Dancing the Past for the Future: Early Dance as Cultural Heritage.
Download the 2018 EDC Biennial Conference BOOKING FORM.
Book for the whole event including all meals and accommodation at a discounted rate. These spaces are first come, first served, so BOOK SOON!
Other Special Events
We host other events from time to time. These can include workshops, study days and additional lectures, as the opportunities arise. Many such projects are undertaken in collaboration with another organisation, do get in touch with us if you have a joint project in mind. An archive of information on our previous special events can be found here. What follows are details of the next Special Event that we have planned.