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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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!
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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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