Come learn the basic steps of baroque dance through the popular Folie d’Espagne, a dance from 1700. You will pas de courante, contretemps, and coupé while learning the specific musicality and geometric figures of baroque dance.
The Folie d’Espagne pour femme was published as a dance notation in Raoul-Auger Feuillet’s Recueil de Dances (1700) and was choreographed by Louis-Guillaume Pécour. The theme and variations of the Folie d’Espagne were visited throughout the eighteenth century in the works of composers such as Jean-Baptiste de Lully, Arcangelo Corelli, Marin Marais, Antonio VIvialdi, and C.P.E. Bach.