Invitation To The Dance

The dance critic Ismene Brown joins Geoffrey Smith to explore the origins of dance, and how the dance hall moved into the theatre and the ballroom to the concert hall.

Other themes for the afternoon include the dance and Nationalism, and what George Bernard Shaw described as "a vertical expression of a horizontal desire"!

Music includes

Weber: Invitation to the Dance

Warlock: Capriol Suite

Rameau: Les Fêtes d'Hebe - La Danse

Kodaly: Dances of Galanta

Plus dance music by Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert, Chopin, Scott Joplin, Piazzolla and many others.

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The dance critic Ismene Brown joins Geoffrey Smith to explore the origins of dance, and how the dance hall moved into the theatre and the ballroom to the concert hall.

Other themes for the afternoon include the dance and Nationalism, and what George Bernard Shaw described as "a vertical expression of a horizontal desire"!

Music includes

Weber: Invitation to the Dance

Warlock: Capriol Suite

Rameau: Les Fêtes d'Hebe - La Danse

Kodaly: Dances of Galanta

Plus dance music by Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert, Chopin, Scott Joplin, Piazzolla and many others.