Update on our 15th CENTURY DANCE AND THE LUTE — A Joint Study Day

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Saturday 22nd April 2017

11:00 am – 5:30 pm

The Dutch Church, 7 Austin Friars, London EC2N 2HA

Attendees listened to expert speakers discuss the role and influence of the lute as an instrument for the accompaniment of dance in the 15th century. They heard live music demonstrations and took part in dance workshops.

In the morning, Bill Tuck spoke about The Instrumental accompaniment of 15th century dance and David van Edwards discussed The iconography of the 15th century lute and and of its use in dance accompaniment.

After discussion and lunch, Hazel Dennison led a demonstration/workshop and the day closed with a dance display and recital by Renaissance Footnotes with music from Matthew Spring & Chris Elmes (lute).The event was hosted by the Early Dance Circle and The Lute Society.

Films from the day can be found on our Youtube Channel.  Click here.