The Beckett School at Laurier invites you to come Dance with Bach! This two-day workshop (Saturday, Jan. 11, and Sunday, Jan. 12, 2020) is an opportunity for singers, string players and keyboardists to explore the relationship between J.S. Bach’s music and the dances that inform it. Participants will study with our distinguished music faculty. They will also have the chance to share in the experience of dancing these beautiful dances under the guidance of world-renowned dancer, choreographer and teacher Marie-Nathalie Lacoursière.
Singers will work with bass-baritone Daniel Lichti and countertenor Daniel Cabena. They will be asked to prepare two arias that are taken from either the oratorios or cantatas of J.S. Bach. Singers will also be led in ensemble excerpts, drawn from this same repertoire.
String players will work with violist and violinist Kathleen Kajioka and double bass and viola da gamba player Joëlle Morton, and they will focus on J.S. Bach’s Sonatas and Partitas for Solo Violin and his six Cello Suites.
Pianists, organists and harpsichordists will focus on the French and English Suites and the Partitas for keyboard by J.S. Bach.
This workshop is open to singers, string players and keyboard players at all levels who study the music of J.S. Bach. Participants are asked to send their proposed repertoire to firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday, Jan. 3, 2020. All repertoire proposals from J.S. Bach’s oeuvre will be considered.
Dance with Bach Faculty Launch Concert
Location: Keffer Memorial Chapel, Martin Luther University College, Wilfrid Laurier University
Dance with Bach Workshop
Location: John Aird Centre, Faculty of Music
Final Presentation and Open-House
Location: John Aird Centre, Room 431
Workshop Course Fee
Payment can be made by cash or cheque payable to Wilfrid Laurier University.
Payment by credit card is also available.