Dance Vivaldi: A Contemporary Baroque Ballet
“Dance Vivaldi: A Contemporary Baroque Ballet” is a modern expression of the great tradition of French Baroque Dance. Dissolving the boundaries between past and present, it blends delicate French Baroque technique with the vibrant motion of contemporary dance. The result is a new creation, which brings a rich heritage forward to enhance the modern world. This “contemporary baroque” is an innovative approach.
The music in the video production is the Vivaldi’s renowned Four Seasons. The concepts and phrasing of the dance are in perfect concert with the musical imagery. In sensitive synchronization, the dancers’ movements reflect the musical themes. In this “must see” DVD/VHS, visual poetry mirrors the aural poetry.
This performance is a revolutionary introduction for the American public. Whereas Americans search for the rules that create Baroque dance, the French (direct inheritors of the Baroque) can infuse the rules with an innate sense of their past in order to illuminate today’s world. This production, created by a French choreographer who understands this music and dance vocabulary with deep expertise, can open doors for American artists, academics and dance enthusiasts. Through the American fascination for the heritage of dance, we can seek to add to our own knowledge and to enrich our imagination for the future.
Exposing your children to the performing arts is always a fantastic way to broaden their knowledge. If you enjoy ballet or want to enlighten your children, this is a wonderful video that everyone can enjoy. Watch as the performers bring the seasons to life though the art of Baroque dance.