Recent and Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events

Baroque Dance Workshop in NYC
April 23, 2017; 11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
at The Bridge for Dance
2726 Broadway, Third Floor
New York, NY 10025
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Queens College Baroque Opera Workshop
June 18-24, 2017
Including performance of Cavalli's L'Ercole Amante (1662) with intermèdes by J.B. Lully
Baroque dance program directed by Dorothy Olsson
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Historical Dance Classes
July 8-16, 2017
at the
Amherst Early Music Festival
Connecticut College, 
New London, CT
Dance program information
Registration:
Amherst Early Music


"Rethinking Bach: A Performer's Workshop"
August 22-27, 2017
Tokai University, Japan
Director: Raymond Erickson

Dance faculty: Dorothy Olsson
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Recent Events

Baroque Dance Workshop in NYC
March 26, 2017 at The Bridge for Dance

Historical Dance Classes
January 13-16, 2017
at the Amherst Early Music Winter Weekend Workshop

Baroque Dance Workshops in NYC
October 9, 2016; November 6, 2016; November 13, 2016
at The Bridge for Dance

"Rethinking Bach: A Performer's Workshop"
August 9-14, 2016, Tokai University, Japan
Director: Raymond Erickson
; Dance faculty: Dorothy Olsson

Historical Dance Classes
July 9-17, 2016
at the
Amherst Early Music Festival
Connecticut College, 
New London, CT

Queens College Baroque Opera Workshop
June 12-18, 2016; Lully's Le Carnaval Mascarade (1675)
Baroque dance program directed by Dorothy Olsson

Baroque Dance Workshop in NYC
May 15, 2016; at The Bridge for Dance

Baroque Dance Workshop in NYC
April 3, 2016; at The Bridge for Dance 

Historical Dance Classes
January 15-18, 2016
at the Amherst Early Music Winter Weekend Workshop
Philadelphia, PA

Renaissance Dance Workshop in NYC
December 6, 2015; at The Bridge for Dance 

Baroque Dance Workshop in NYC
November 15, 2015; at The Bridge for Dance 

"Rethinking Bach: A Performer's Workshop"
September 8-13, 2015 
Tokai University, Japan
Director: Raymond Erickson

Dance faculty: Dorothy Olsson

Historical Dance Classes
July 4-12, 2015
at the
Amherst Early Music Festival
Connecticut College, 
New London, CT 
Dance Faculty: Kaspar D. Mainz, Peggy Murray, Dorothy Olsson

Baroque Dance Workshop in NYC
"La Conty"
June 7, 2015; 
at The Bridge for Dance, NYC

Baroque Dance Workshop in NYC
May 3, 2015; at The Bridge for Dance, NYC

Renaissance Dance Workshop
April 15, 2015
Queens College, Aaron Copland School of Music
Queens, NY 

Baroque Dance Workshop in NYC
"La Contredance"
March 15, 2015; 
at The Bridge for Dance, NYC

Historical Dance Classes
January 16-19, 2015
at the
Amherst Early Music Winter Weekend Workshop
Philadelphia, PA

Renaissance and Baroque Dance Workshops
September 30, 2014
Queens College, Aaron Copland School of Music
Queens, NY 

"Shakespeare's 450th"
October 4, 2014 
Bryn Mawr College, Bryn Mawr, PA
Music by Piffaro; Stage Direction by Jim Christy

Dancing led by Dorothy Olsson

"Rethinking Bach: A Performer's Workshop"
August 19-24, 2014 
Tokai University, Japan
Director: Raymond Erickson

Dance faculty: Dorothy Olsson

Historical Dance Classes
July 5-13, 2014
at the
Amherst Early Music FestivalNew London, CT
Dance Faculty:
Kaspar D. Mainz, Peggy Murray, Dorothy Olsson


"A Night in Madrid" 
Spanish Baroque music and dance, with Lawrence Baroque Ensemble

at Lawrence University, Appleton, Wisconsin
May 17, 2014

"Capricci ed Inventioni of the Italian Renaissance"
Italian Renaissance music and dance, with members Musica Alta and guests
at The Princeton University Art Museum

April 11, 2014

Historical Dance Classes
January 17-20, 2014
at the
Amherst Early Music Winter Weekend Workshop
Philadelphia, PA
Dance Faculty:
Dorothy Olsson, Peggy Murray

"Music and Dance of the Italian Renaissance"
Performances with members of Early Music New York
at The New York Botanical Garden

May 18 - September 8, 2013

Baroque Dance Workshop in NYC
"La Duchesse"
September 22, 2013; 3:00-5:00 p.m.
 
at The Bridge for Dance
2726 Broadway, Third Floor
New York, NY 10025

Performing Bach in Baroque Style
August 5-10, 2013 
Queens College, City University of New York
Director: Raymond Erickson

Dance faculty: Dorothy Olsson

Historical Dance Classes
July 6-14, 2013
at the
Amherst Early Music Festival
New London, CT
Dance Faculty: Kaspar D. Mainz, Dorothy Olsson

Baroque Dance Workshop in NYC
"The Princess Passpie"
April 28, 2013; 1:00-3:00 p.m.
 
at The Bridge for Dance
2726 Broadway, Third Floor
New York, NY 10025

Baroque Dance Workshop in NYC
"Minuet & Jigg"
March 24, 2013; 1:00-3:00 p.m.
 
at The Bridge for Dance
2726 Broadway, Third Floor
New York, NY 10025

Lazzi at The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Dorothy Olsson and Mark Mindek,
will perform their commedia dell'arte piece, "Lazzi d'Amore"  
February 24, 2013

Historical Dance Classes
January 18-21, 2013
at the
Amherst Early Music Winter Weekend Workshop
Philadelphia, PA
Dance Faculty: Dorothy Olsson, Peggy Murray

"A Renaissance Celebration of Christmas" 
December 15, 2012
 
(with Bacheler Consort)

Historic Milford Theatre
Milford, PA

"Renaissance Revels" 
A theatrical program for children
October 14, 2012
 
(with Kaspar D. Mainz and Christopher Morrongiello)

Bethel Woods Performing Arts Center
Bethel, NY

Terpsichore's Fancy,
Renaissance and Baroque Dance Workshop

Taught by Kaspar D. Mainz (from Germany), Dorothy Olsson
October 7, 2012, 
White Plains, NY 
sponsored by Country Dancers of Westchester

Baroque Dance Workshop 
October 4, 2012
 
(with Kaspar D. Mainz)

Opera Theatre, Yale University
New Haven, CT

Baroque Dance Workshop in NYC
"La Gaillarde"
September 30, 2012; 12:00-2:00 p.m.
 
(with Kaspar D. Mainz, from Germany!)

at The Bridge for Dance
2726 Broadway, Third Floor
New York, NY 10025

"Music of the Baroque"
September 23, 2012
Baroque dance performance and workshop,
by Kaspar D. Mainz & Dorothy Olsson,
with Moravian College Department of Music Faculty
,
Moravian College, Bethlehem, PA

Historical Dance Program
July 7-15, 2012
at the
Amherst Early Music Festival
Connecticut College, New London, CT
Dance Faculty: Kaspar D. Mainz, Dorothy Olsson

Performing Bach in Baroque Style
August 6-11, 2012 
Queens College, City University of New York
Director: Raymond Erickson

Dance faculty: Dorothy Olsson

Early Music Week
Country Dance & Song Society, 
Pinewoods Camp, Plymouth, MA
Dorothy Olsson, Historical dance faculty
August 11-18, 2012

Baroque Dance Workshop in NYC
"Aimable Vainqueur"
June 24, 2012; 5:00-7:00 p.m.
 
(with Kaspar D. Mainz, from Germany!)

at The Bridge for Dance
2726 Broadway, Third Floor
New York, NY 10025

"Il Ballo delle Ingrate" (Monteverdi)
Performance with Musica Nuova
June 3, 2012; 6:30 pm
Le Poisson Rouge, New York, NY
"engaging performance," NY Times, June 4, 2012

"Mary's Fancy Ball" 
[Workshops in early 19th-century dance]

For the New York Public Library, Mary Shelley exhibit,
"Shelley's Ghost: The Afterlife of a Poet Exhibition"
February 25, 2012, 2:00 pm, St. Agnes Library  
March 10, 2012, 2:00 pm, Webster Library  
March 29, 2012, 6:00 pm,
Webster Library 
April 28, 2012, 2:00 pm, Richmondtown Library

"Between Heaven and Earth"
Performance with Musica Nuova
March 20, 2012; 8:00 pm
Church of St. Mary the Virgin,
New York, NY

"Music and Dance of the Renaissance"
Performance with Piffaro, The Renaissance Band
February 18, 2012; 8:00 pm
Gretna Music at Elizabethtown College
Elizabethtown, PA

So You Think You Can Dance? 
Interactive program for families at The Family Benefit, 
"Gods & Goddesses, An Evening of Myth and Mystery"

February 6, 2012  

The Metropolitan Museum of Art, NYC


"Folias & Diferencias:
Music & Dance from Spain's Golden Age"

Three performances, with Musicians at the Spanish Gate
January 18, 2012; 6:30 pm: Queens Library, Flushing NY
January 19, 2012; 7:30 pm: St. Mark's, Islip NY
January 22, 2012; 2:00 pm: Rockville Centre Library, Rockville Centre NY

A Renaissance & Baroque Dance Workshop
January 17, 2012
Moravian College, Bethlehem, PA

Historical Dance Classes
January 13-16, 2012
at the
Amherst Early Music Winter Weekend Workshop
Philadelphia, PA

Renaissance and Baroque Dance Workshop in NYC
January 8, 2012; 4:00-6:00 p.m. 
(with Kaspar D. Mainz, from Germany!)

at The Bridge for Dance
2726 Broadway, Third Floor
New York, NY 10025