Artistic Director and playright, History Alive Lanesboro
Jane Peck, director, choreographer, playwright, historian has focused much of her research and performance on 18th c. dance in North America since 1988. She researched and studied with Metis and French –Canadian dancers, creating four shows of early French and Metis culture that toured Minnesota and Upper Midwest festivals, schools, and museums. Jane has studied and performed French baroque dance of 18th c France and North America in France, Canada, and the Upper Midwest with her group Dance Revels Moving History. She thanks Sandy Poitra, Jean-Paul Cloutier, Catherine Turocy, Wendy Hilton, and Beatrice Massin for being her teachers.
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Get to know some of the teachers and presenters teaching dance forms from Scotland, Ireland, Quebec, Manitoba, Appalachia, Haiti, and France. With all the artists in one room, we'll get to know their traditions, learn about their influences, and see where their discussion takes them. Not to be missed!
DocumentsStudy Materials for Catherine Turocy
Dance the contra four ways with four of North America’s leading experts. This interactive presentation outlines a fascinating journey through the evolution of the French contra dance, from the court dances of Baroque France, to Métis communities in Canada, to Cuban-Haitian social dance, and then to urban communities of North America where queer and techno contras are gaining popularity. Join dancers and researchers Sarah Edgar, Jane Peck, Marcea Daiter, and Catherine Turocy for a session that highlights the history and cultural background of these dance forms, and gets you up dancing them yourselves!
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