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Baroque Symposium

October 21, 2020, 2:30 pm - 5:15 pm
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Lecture and Masterclass. Movement in Music: Dance and its Impact on the Suites, Sonatas and Partitas of J.S. Bach

If you’ve ever wondered what the natural world has to offer musicians and dancers; what it feels like to dance an 18th-century sarabande, bourée, or courante; how dance might influence phrasing, gesture, or tempo; or simply how dance might inform us in shaping a single note or a cadence, (and what exactly IS a cadence?), then this presentation is for you. In this interactive, two-part session by violinist-dancer Julie Andrijeski, we will explore these concepts in general, learn a few steps and general movement for the various dance forms, and apply our new knowledge more specifically to soloworks by J.S. Bach as performed by students at Montclair State University.

Julie Andrijeski is celebrated as a performer, scholar, and teacher of early music and dance.  She joined the Music faculty at Case Western Reserve University in 2007, where sh is now a Senior Instructor and Artistic Coordinator of HPP Ensembles.  She also teaches baroque violin at the Cleveland Instituteof Music.  Her combined skills in music and dance often culminate in special teaching engagements at institutions across the country.