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The Annual Lecture 2018 with Millicent Hodson and Kenneth Archer

31 Jan 2018

Image: Nijinsky’s ‘Jeux’ [featured with permission].

“The Continual Triumph of Apollo: Nijinsky’s Sarabande, Ballets Russes Baroque & Diaghilev’s Love Affair with the 18th Century”

Sands Film Studios, 82 St Marychurch St, Rotherhithe, London SE16 4HZ

Friday 23 February 2018, 7.15pm

Millicent Hodson and Kenneth Archer are an internationally known dance and design team called Ballets Old & New, who create facsimiles of lost works such as Nijinsky’s The Rite of Spring and Balanchine’s Le Chant du Rossignol. They are international prize winners and recent residential fellows at the Center for Ballet and the Arts, NYU.

Book your free place on “The Continual Triumph of Apollo: Nijinsky’s Sarabande, Ballets Russes Baroque & Diaghilev’s Love Affair with the 18th Century” via the Early Dance Circle’s Eventbrite page.

More Nijinsky-themed activities include:

· Saturday 24 February, 10.30 – 12.30: Nijinsky and Balanchine Reconstructions: Old Models and new Forms. Screening of stagings of Hodson & Archer reconstructed Jeux after Nijinsky (1913) and reconstructed Le Chant du Rossignol (1925) & Le Bal (1929) after Balanchine. Sands Cinema, Admission on the door £5. Booking essential.

· Saturday 24 February, 2.00 – 4.00: Nijinsky’s Abandoned Sarabande and its Origins in Jeux: A Dance Workshop. Exploration of Nijinsky’s Jeux as a Neo-Classical work that led him towards the Bach ballet. Jeux is (in its own pre-WWI period way) a ballet of manners, not courtly but still codified in the Bloomsbury mores Nijinsky had acutely observed. Participants will learn excerpts from the steps and partnering of Jeux and view the initial Sarabande material as re-imagined from knowledge of Jeux and Nijinsky’s evolving choreographic practice. Video screening from the recent collaboration with Catherine Turocy and New York Baroque Dance Company when Hodson & Archer were fellows at the Center for Ballet and the Arts, New York University. Bubble Theatre, 5 Elephant Lane, SE16 4JD. Admission on the door £10. Booking essential.

Reserve your places for the film showing and the dance workshop with the Early Dance Circle Secretary on secretary@earlydancecircle.co.uk.

The Early Dance Circle is an umbrella organisation dedicated to promoting the enjoyment, performance and study of historical dance. For information about their Festivals, Conferences, the National Research Centre for Historical Dance and other events, visit the Early Dance Circle website.