Attend the next Department of Music talk March 1

The Department of Music will host a talk titled “Dramaturgy of Dance in the Comédie-Ballet: A Laboratory between Ballet de Cour and Opera” Friday, March 1, from 4 to 5 p.m. in Harkness Chapel.

Hubert Hazebroucq shares his research into Molière and the comédie-ballet through a lecture demonstration. He will discuss dance styles and genres used in the intermèdes of Moliére’s plays, collaborations between dancing masters, playwrights, and composers to create a specific spectacle, and the many diverse relations between the ballet and the plot. Danced performances will include virtuosic ballroom and theatrical solos pour Homme, including the Sarabande de Beauchamps, the Sarabande Espagnole of Favier, and a Chaconne d’Arlequin.

Hubert Hazebroucq is a professional dancer, choreographer, and teacher specializing in historical dances since 1998. He has performed with many Baroque and Renaissance dance companies and has been Christine Bayle’s assistant. He is the artistic director of the Company Les Corps Eloquents, founded in 2008, performing in many European countries (Netherlands, Germany, England, etc.). As a choreographer, he is regularly invited by musical ensembles (among others, Doulce Mémoire, for a project about François the First). He is also an independent researcher with a master’s degree in dance technique from the 17th century. He collaborates with academic researchers and has received a grant for the Research and the Repertoire from the Centre National de la Danse in Paris three times.