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Renaissance Dance Music

Lucie Skeaping is joined by dance historian Barbara Segal to discuss the finer points of Renaissance Terpsichore.

As part of the BBC's current focus on Dance, Lucie Skeaping is joined by dance historian Barbara Segal to discuss the finer points of Renaissance terpsichore. European theatrical extravaganzas - Italian Intermedi, French Ballet de Cour and English Masques swirl effortlessly alongside traditional Branles and even Morris Dances. Meanwhile, to the accompaniment of The City Waites, Lucie tries out some of the dances herself, under Barbara Segal's expert guidance, of course!

36 minutes

Music Played

  • Emilio de' Cavalieri

    "O che nuovo miracolo" - Una "Stravaganze" dei Medici

    Performer: Taverner Choir. Performer: Andrew Parrott. Performer: The Taverner Choir, Consort & Players.
    • HMV.
  • Anonymous

    Le Balet Comique de la Royne

    Performer: Gabriel Garrido. Performer: Ensemble Elyma.
    • LORRAINE.
  • Anon.

    Pavane

    Performer: The City Waites.
  • Robert Johnson

    Masque of Oberon

    Composer: Anthony Holborne. Performer: Musicians of The Globe.
    • Philips.
  • Anon.

    Galliard

    Performer: The City Waites.
  • Anon.

    3 untitled Branles

    Performer: Sophie Rousseau. Performer: Compagnie Maître Guillaume.
    • CMG.
  • Anon.

    Volta

    Performer: The City Waites.
  • Anon.

    So ben mi chi ha bon tempo

    Performer: Sergio Balestracci.
    • FM RECORDS.
  • Anon.

    Canarios

    Performer: The City Waites.
  • Anonymous

    Morisques

    Performer: Sophie Rousseau. Performer: Compagnie Maître Guillaume.
    • CMG.

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