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30 June 2020Study Day - Dance in Art. Illustrated with Live Dance Demonstrations in Historical Costume

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Study Day - Dance in Art. Illustrated with Live Dance Demonstrations in Historical Costume Siân Walters and Darren Royston Tuesday 30 June 2020

Suffering from Strictly Come Dancing withdrawal symptoms? Then join art historian Siân Walters and dance historian Darren Royston on a light-hearted look at how dance and movement have been represented in art throughout the ages. Paintings can tell us a great deal about the role of dance in history, giving us a valuable insight into the lives and pastimes of men and women from Renaissance Italy to the age of the Impressionists. Did artists depict specific dances that are recognizable today, and have performance practices altered over time? Siân, Darren and professional dancers in historical costume will take you back in time to the courts of Tudor England, Philip IV of Spain and Louis XIV, and discuss the development of ballet over the years and how it evolved into the techniques shown in the paintings of Degas. Siân and Darren have presented a large number of similar lectures at the National Gallery over the past three years, including highly popular events in conjunction with the gallery’s “Renaissance Siena” exhibition, “Big Dance” and more recently, “Dance at the Court of Philip IV”, in conjunction with “The Sacred Made Real”.

This day is being organised jointly with The Arts Society Lavant Valley.