Catherine Turocy

Artistic Director, The New York Baroque Dance Company

Catherine Turocy, recognized as one of today’s leading choreographer/stage directors in Baroque period performance, with over 70 Baroque operas to her credit, has been decorated by the French Republic as a Chevalier in the Order of Arts and Letters. After moving to NYC in 1976 she cofounded The New York Baroque Dance Company with Ann Jacoby. In 2018-19 she was a recipient of the Center for Ballet and the Arts Residency Fellowship in NYC for her work on Nijinsky’s Bach ballet (1913). In 2018 Turocy received the IZZY Award in San Francisco for her stage direction/choreography of Le Temple de la Gloire by Rameau which also received two first prizes in “Best of the Bay” under both stage direction and choreography. Other awards include the BESSIE Award in New York City for sustained achievement in choreography, the Natalie Skelton Award for Artistic Excellence and the Dance Film Association Award for “The Art of Dancing.”

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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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