Passions of the Dance
Dance lies deep within our nature. Animals dance. Children dance before they can walk. We follow the rhythms of life with the pulse of our blood and the cadence of our breath. Music springs from the interplay of sound and movement—whether it be the infectious pulse of Irish or Andalusian folk dance, the expansive pavans of the Renaissance, the stylized and highly elaborated dances of the Baroque suite and the florid arias whose rhythms they drive, or the minuets of the Classical era as embodied in the works of Mozart and Haydn. This season, celebrate the joy, the power, and the passions of the dance in its various forms.