Jane Peck

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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Dance/Music History Style: Irish Style: Scottish .Discussion Style: Old Time | Partner Org: Step Collective Style: Métis Style: Quebecois Style: Flat Footing Style: Clogging Style: Percussive Dance
February 13, 2021
12:30 pm - 1:45 pm

Speakers

  • The Step Collective (Step Dance Traditions and Dance forms from the North Atlantic)
  • Danielle Enblom (Step dancer and dance researcher) The Step Collective
  • Pierre Chartrand (Québécois dancer and dance researcher)
  • Sophie Stephenson (Scottish Step Dancer)
  • Yvonne Chartrand (Choreographer, dancer and Métis jigger)
  • Kieran Jordan (Performer, teacher, choreographer of Irish dance)
  • Liam Scanlon (Sean nós dance, rince ar an sean nós) University of Limerick
  • Evie Ladin (Musician, singer-songwriter, percussive dancer)
  • Phil Jamison (Scholar of Trad. Appalachian Dance) Warren Wilson College
  • Nic Gareiss (Percussive dance artist and dance researcher)
  • Laurel Premo (Oldtime fiddler)
  • Jane Peck (Director, choreographer, playwright, and historian) Artistic Director and playright, History Alive Lanesboro
  • Catherine Turocy (Baroque dancer and choreographer) Artistic Director, The New York Baroque Dance Company
  • Sarah Edgar (Baroque dancer and choreographer)
  • Marcea Daiter (Research Consultant, Choreographer, Performing Artist - Haitian dance) Artistic Director, Kaleidoscope of Kultures
  • Anne-Marie Gardette (Speaker)

Description

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!

Style: Square Dancing Style: Contra Dance/Music History .Discussion | Partner Org: Step Collective Style: Quebecois
February 13, 2021
7:15 pm - 8:45 pm

Speakers

  • Jane Peck (Director, choreographer, playwright, and historian) Artistic Director and playright, History Alive Lanesboro
  • Marcea Daiter (Research Consultant, Choreographer, Performing Artist - Haitian dance) Artistic Director, Kaleidoscope of Kultures
  • Catherine Turocy (Baroque dancer and choreographer) Artistic Director, The New York Baroque Dance Company
  • Sarah Edgar (Baroque dancer and choreographer)

Description

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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