Some Joyful Renaissance Dance to cheer us all up
Dancers Marieke Greb & Bernd Niedecken, of The Playfords, perform La Volta to “The Hunt is Up”, from Shakespeare’s Songbook:
The dancers are performing at the Gottofer Hofmusik Schleswig. John Dowland’s pupil William Brade (1560-1630) brought his works with him when he became court conductor in Gottofer in 1622. Festival organizers at Gottofer Castle say. “We want to make the great, but hardly known, music of the Gottorf court band masters sound again at their place of origin.” The dancers certainly bring the spirit of the music alive here.