• Session One: Thursday, June 15 at 9:30am
• Session Two: Thursday, June 15 at 11:30am
Emmanuel Church Music Room, 15 Newbury Street
Enjoy a dance lesson with Early Dance specialist and BEMF Dance Director Melinda Sullivan! Acclaimed for her work as a performer, choreographer, director, and teacher, Ms. Sullivan leads two 90-minute classes. Session One will focus on popular dances of Monteverdi’s time, including the pavane, galliard,and passo e mezzo. Session Two will focus on ballroom dances from the Baroque period, including excerpts from the Rigaudon from Campra’s Les Fêtes Vénitiennes, and La Forlana from Campra’s Le Carnaval de Venise. Participants of all levels are welcome. Please bring a low-heeled, soft shoe and wear comfortable clothing. Admission to each session is included with a Festival Week Pass or Day Pass, but limited to the first 50 participants.
Festival Week Pass ($40) provides you with admission to the Exhibition, the BEMF CD Store, Symposia, Dance Workshops, Performance Masterclasses as auditors, Family Day, and Pre-Opera Talks for the entire week, as well as discounts to select Fringe Concerts. Festival Week Passes may be purchased in advance from the BEMF Box Office; Week Passes and Day Passes ($10) will be available at the BEMF Welcome Center at the Courtyard Marriott Boston Downtown or at any of the above events during the Festival week.