Sunday Performance – The Loves of Mars and Venus
The Courtauld Gallery, Somerset House, Strand, London
Sunday 5 March 2017
PLEASE NOTE: This Date Has Passed
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Room 6, The Courtauld Gallery, Somerset House, Strand, London, WC2R 0RN
- Dr Charlotte de Mille - The Courtauld Institute of Art
This special event celebrates the tercentenary of modern ballet by recreating a piece first performed at Drury Lane Theatre in 1717, “The Loves of Mars and Venus; a Dramatick Entertainment of Dancing, Attempted in Imitation of the Pantomimes of the Ancient Greeks and Romans”.
Combining new research in dance and music history, students and professors of the Royal Academy of Music perform music by Lully, Purcell, Croft, Paisible, Eccles and Jeremiah Clark to accompany original eighteenth century choreography.
The Weaver Dance Company
Curated by Dr Charlotte de Mille