Dancing in Shakespeare’s Era is the title for this year’s Historical Dance Society Weekend at Halsway Manor.
Expect a weekend packed with dance, words and music from the English seventeenth century. Guided by Ann Hinchliffe, Dr Anne Daye and early music experts Colin Thompson and Ruth Thompson, people will learn court and country dances from around 1600. These will be used to re-create Ben Jonson’s 1606 masque Hymenaei which will then be performed on the Sunday.
This event is organised by the Historical Dance Society
Who’s it For?
Tutors: Anne Daye and Ann Hinchliffe
The two Ann/es are tutors with the Historical Dance Society. Anne Daye is its Director of Research and Education, and an internationally known lecturer. Ann Hinchliffe is a folkie, musician and morris dancer. The two Thompsons are known across Dorset and Somerset from ceilidhs (Casterbridge Band), work with Tim Laycock (Casterbridge Players) and many more.