As classical musicians, we encounter dance forms every day. We rarely stop to think about these gavottes and allemandes as more than markings on the page, but they are important links to a time when dance and music were equal partners. Join Palaver for an adventurous exploration of the relationships between music and dance, featuring choreography by Chavi Bansal and members of Vimoksha Dance Company. For the second half of the program, all are invited to join us for a contra dance, a New England tradition where the old dance forms are alive and well. Come as you are and learn how to allemande, New England-style. A caller will instruct the dancers while Palaver plays, so no experience or partner is required.
ENESCU Octet for Strings in C major, Op. 7
TRADITIONAL Transylvanian dance set
TRADITIONAL New England contra tunes