Romana AgnelHistorical dance - renaissance
Romana Agnel is a dancer, choreographer, dance teacher, art historian, and founder of Cracovia Danza, the only professional Court Ballet in Poland, where she is Executive and Artistic Director. She is an alumna of the Community Ballet School in Krakow and she completed a degree in Art History at the Sorbonne in Paris. In France she became acquainted with the dance of several dozen nations of the world and acquired her specializations in the areas of characteristic and historical dance. She is also a dancer of the Bharata Natyam classical Indian dance which she learnt from Smt. M. K. Saroja in Madras.
She created choreographies for numerous operas and ballets staged in Poland and abroad (e.g. Theatre Champs Elysées in Paris, Theatre of Conservatory in Oberlin, USA; Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, Margravial Opera House in Bayreuth, Warsaw Chamber Opera, Krakow Opera) as well as choreographies for over 20 performances of the Cracovia Danza Court Ballet. For 30 years, she is teaching regular classes in historical dance at the Academy of Music in Cracow, as well as numerous courses and trainings in early dance in Poland and abroad.
She is a lecturer and author of several publications on the subject of dance history. Among many prizes she was granted with the Legion of Honour – the highest decoration awarded by the French Government and Order of Polonia Restituta.
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About The Class
During the week the class will work on several forms of branles (double, simple, pinagay, lavandieres ad.) and pavanes(Belle qui tiens ma vie etc.
Students are gently asked to were soft shoes and comfortableclothes for dance. For the eventual final performance it will be nice to have Renaissance costumes, or long skirts with corsets for women and for men trouser and jacket.
The lessons will take place in the morning.