Not only to Händel did Parisian stardancer Marie Sallé appear as the incarnation of modern dance art. Her creativity ruptured the horizon of a new expressive dance theatre and Händel went into experimental raptures: much like a French Opéraballet his »Terpsichore« brings together instrumental music, singing and dancing creating a new entity, which brought out all his Muse’s facets. The novel ballet fantasy »Les caractères de la danse« Jean-Féry Rebel had brought from Paris presents all contemporary fashion dances in rapid succession: it serves as perfect addition to Händel’s dance of the Muses, celebrated in style by Mojca Gal’s baroque dance company!
International Baroque project featuring soloists, choir & orchestra from the University Mozarteum Salzburg, the Royal College of Music London & the University of the Arts, Bremen
Alfredo Bernardini, musical direction
Dance Company Chorea Basileae
Mojca Gal, choreography & head
A coproduction of the University Mozarteum Salzburg, the Royal College of Music London, the University
of the Arts Bremen and the Music Festival Potsdam Sanssouci.
Georg Friedrich Händel: Concerto Grosso F-Dur, HWV 331
Jean-Féry Rebel: Les caractères de la danse. fantasy of ballet
Georg Friedrich Händel: Terpsichore. Prolog, HWV 8b
International project of baroque with students from Salzburg, London and Bremen