International Summer Academy of Baroque Dance

 

Learning from the best. Getting inspired by nature. Sharing new horizons.

Welcome to our 7th year at Löftadalen in 2020!

 

19-26 July beginners/intermediate level


9-16 August advanced/professional level

Covid-19 info: The 2020 edition of the Summer Academy is cancelled due to local regulations, and will be postponed to 2021. Registered students can choose to keep their places, and for new students registrations will open on 15 January 2021.

The Magic of Theatre

 

Löftadalen Conservatory, Åsa, Sweden
19-26 July: beginners and intermediate level
9-16 August: advanced and professional level

Welcome to our 7th edition, focusing on the magic of theatrical dancing!
Teachers: Charlotte Bell, Deda Cristina Colonna, Hubert Hazebroucq, Marie-Geneviève Massé, Karin Modigh, Lena Cederwall Broberg, Ottilia Bergström

 

The International Summer Academy of Baroque Dance in a nutshell:

  • A clear focus on movement quality and body awareness

 

  • A summer academy conceptualised by dancers for dancers
  • Morning warm-ups and afternoon stretches to keep the body fresh throughout the week

 

  • Main baroque dance classes at four different levels with the Feuillet notated repertoire or contemporary baroque dance choreographies
  • Optional afternoon courses open to all students present for the chosen week

 

  • A welcoming and friendly atmosphere promoting the exchange of ideas and experiences
Löftadalen delivers! So much fun and so useful!

Highly artistic work at an appropriate pace.

The development of baroque dance needs this academy.

Thank you for everything, great work! Please continue! 🙂

Photo: Alexis Silver
Photo: Karin Modigh
Photo: Alexis Silver
Photo: Sofia Barkevall
Photo: Florence Kadri
Photo: Karin Modigh
Photo: Alexis Silver
Photo: Florence Kadri
Photo: Sofia Barkevall
Photo: Florence Kadri
Photo: Karin Modigh
Photo: Alexis Silver

Exceptionally well conducted, a perfect mixture of technique, choreography and expression. A lot of support and good feedback!

Overwhelming! I bring back not only a better technique but also a totally new approach to the character and interpretation of dance.

A truly wonderful week of experimentation and growth. A nurturing and open environment with dancers from all over the world in an idyllic setting. What more could you ask for?

After this week of dancing and moving, the body feels fresh still and the mind open and inspired. Thank you! And until next year!!

How to get to Löftadalen Conservatory

From Gothenburg: Train from Gothenburg Central Station to Kungsbacka + bus 732 in direction Frillesås, get off at Åsa Idrottsplats
From Copenhagen: Train from Copenhagen Airport or Central Station to Kungsbacka + bus 732 in direction Frillesås, get off at Åsa Idrottsplats
By car: Exit the E6 motorway at junction 58 if driving south (from Gothenburg) or at junction 57 if driving north (from Malmö).

Summer Academy 2019

Courses: Baroque dance beginners, intermediate, advanced and professional level, dance conditioning, yoga, stretching/massage, improvisation, composition, breathing techniques, repertoire, Cramér composition analysis, baroque dance notation.
Teachers: Caroline Copeland, Béatrice Massin, Charlotte Bell, Begoña del Valle, Karin Modigh, Lena Cederwall Broberg, Sofia Barkevall, Ottilia Bergström.
55 students from 13 countries

Summer Academy 2018

Courses: Baroque dance beginners, intermediate, advanced and professional level, floor barre, yoga, gyrokinesis, stretching/massage, baroque dance technique, French folk and renaissance dances, Barres flexibles, Italian renaissance, Magri technique, breathing in movement, Cramér repertoire, Music forms & Feuillet notation.
Teachers: Natalie van Parys, Sarah Berreby, Robert Le Nuz, Marie Blaise, Gloria Giordano, Ottilia Bergström, Sofia Barkevall, Lena Cederwall Broberg, Karin Modigh.
50 students from 15 countries

Summer Academy 2017

Courses: Baroque dance beginners, intermediate, advanced and professional level, floor barre, yoga, stretching/massage, dance conditioning, Spanish baroque dance/castanets, baroque improvisation, breathing techniques, Beauchamps-Feuillet notation, pirouettes/jumps/beats, walking/standing/sitting/bowing, Cramér repertoire, barres flexibles.
Teachers: Gilles Poirier, Robert Le Nuz, Begoña del Valle, Charlotte Bell, Mickaël Bouffard, Karin Modigh, Lena Cederwall Broberg, Sofia Barkevall, Ottilia Bergström.
60 students from 15 countries

Summer Academy 2016

Courses: Baroque dance beginners, intermediate, advanced and professional level, yoga, dance conditioning, floor barre, Spanish baroque dance, gesture/acting, castanets, Beauchamps-Feuillet notation, Massé repertoire, mask technique, Cramér repertoire, Pilates/stability training, contre dances, stretching/massage.
Teachers: Marie-Geneviève Massé, Catherine Turocy, Deda Cristina Colonna, Begoña del Valle, Gunilla Hammar, Karin Modigh, Lena Cederwall Broberg, Sofia Barkevall, Ottilia Bergström.
50 students from 15 countries

Summer Academy 2015

Courses: Baroque dance beginners, intermediate, advanced and professional level, yoga, Pilates/Garuda, floor barre, Cramér repertoire, gesture/acting, late 18th century style, Feuillet-Beauchamps notation, baroque music and dance forms, contre dances, stretching/massage.
Teachers: Natalie van Parys, Deda Cristina Colonna, Irène Ginger, Karin Modigh, Lena Cederwall Broberg, Camilla Kandare, Sofia Barkevall, Ottilia Bergström.
45 students from 14 countries

Summer Academy 2014

Courses: Baroque dance advanced and professional level, yoga, Pilates/Garuda, Cramér repertoire, renaissance dance, Feuillet-Beauchamps notation, baroque music and dance forms, stretching/massage.
Teachers: Françoise Denieau, Irène Ginger, Lena Cederwall Broberg, Camilla Kandare, Karin Modigh, Sofia Barkevall, Ottilia Bergström.
25 students from 8 countries

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