International Summer Academy of Baroque Dance

 

 

Training future generations

What do you do when you can’t find an inspiring place for developing your skills? Create one! The International Summer Academy of Baroque Dance was born in 2014 out of my own needs as a baroque dancer. Over time it became a place of reference to baroque dancers from all over the world.

150 students from 25 countries joined us for six years at Löftadalen Conservatory. A Summer Academy that since its creation became a must for any motivated baroque dancer in search of excellence.

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

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

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

The Magic of Theatre 2020

[Cancelled due to Covid-19]

 

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

Teachers: Charlotte Bell, Deda Cristina Colonna, Hubert Hazebroucq, Marie-Geneviève Massé, Karin Modigh, Lena Cederwall Broberg, Ottilia Bergström

 

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! 🙂

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!!

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