“Dance and the Pastoral”

New College, Oxford, 20th April 2005


The Timetable at a Glance

Wednesday 20th

10.30 Registration and Coffee

11.15 Benoit Bolduc (University of Toronto)
The Pastoral Mode as a Natural Element for Dance’

12.00 Michael Burden (New College, Oxford)
'Dance and the pastoral in English opera; Eccles, Purcell and others’

12.45 Lunch

2.00 Jennifer Thorp (New College, Oxford)
'"And the peasants came too": pastoral theme in entr'acte dances on the London stage’

2.45 Ted Nye (Lincoln College, Oxford)
'Pastoral and the ballet-pantomime’

3.30 Tea

4.00 Linda Tomko (University of California, Riverside)
'Some pastoral dances: classifying subjects, allocating passions’

4.45 Ken Pierce (Longy School of Music, Boston)
'Pastoral dances on the French stage in the early 18th century’

5.30 Demonstration
Some French and English pastoral dances

6.15 Reception followed by Dinner