The Dutchman and the Honeybees:
an international Baroque dance symposium
Conservatorium van Amsterdam
Oosterdokskade 151, Amsterdam (10 minutes by foot from Amsterdam Central Station)
February 6-8, 2009
In the 18th century dancing was held in high esteem, and dancers buzzed about Europe and its colonies like giddy bees in a rich garden of summer sweets, inspiring, imitating and influencing each other both at home and abroad. London and Paris were the dancing hotspots of the age, but Amsterdam and The Hague were no strangers to Terpsichore’s charms. This conference will address the question: how did an international phenomenon like 18th-century dance, so strongly perfumed of the courts of Catholic France and Italy, manifest itself in the Dutch Republic, a Protestant nation that had but narrowly escaped the recent and relentless aggressions of Louis XIV ?
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