On Saturday 9 February 2013 the Elizabethan Nonsuch History and Dance Company are coming to Stow Bridge Village Hall, West Norfolk, where they will be demonstrating the art and styles of renaissance dance.
In the afternoon there will be a workshop, involving family participation. During the workshop their Artistic Director, Darren Royston, and 9 dancers in full Elizabethan dress will introduce you to the basics of dance during Elizabethan times.
The Nonsuch Dancers will demonstrate dancing, swordplay, theatre and music and best of all will teach you some of the routines. The workshop will include opportunities to watch and participate, and finally present the dances to the Queen of the day.
In the evening a short talk will be given by Darren Royston about dance during Tudor times showing how the dances involved swordplay, theatre and music of the times and dancing during Leonardo da Vinci’s and Tudor times. This will be followed by demonstrations of a typical show of the times, again in full Elizabethan costume.
Tickets on the door:
Workshop 2.00 – 4.00pm
Adults £2.50 Children and concessions £1.50 Under 5 free.
Adults £5.00 Children and concessions £3.50 Under 5 free.
These were the days when dances were elegant and graceful when gentlemen bowed to the ladies and the ladies in turn curtsied with their palms upwards.
The whole day should be enormously entertaining and will involve a great deal of humour and frivolity.