The Empress of Pleasure/2012 Den Haag/New Dutch Academy

Past Performances

2016

Saturday February 13th @2pm at the Bric House Stoop in Brooklyn

I will join The Knights for a Family Day event at the Bric House Stoop in Brooklyn.  They will perform dance repertoire from Beethoven to Spanish folk music, including Rebel's "Les caractères de la dance".  

For More Information Please go to the Bric website The Bric

Thursday March 17th @ The Theatre at St. Clements, NYC

Beyond its two mainstage productions, Heartbeat Opera introduces its new series - three nights of collaborative-lab-cabaret, offering audiences a sneak peek into future projects and celebrating Heartbeat's ever-blossoming community of artists. I will revisit a solo work I premiered this past November with the wonderful musicians from Cantata Profana! 

For more information: Heartbeat Opera

Sunday April 10th @ The Jay Heritage Center, Rye NY 

Arts & Letters of our Founding Fathers; Music, song, dance, and letters from America's Founding Fathers, presented in historical spaces.

Drawing from the vast music library of Thomas Jefferson, with dance and song known to George Washington, Arts & Letters concerts bring history to life, tying historical spaces to the arts and culture of the era. Reflecting the world of Governor John Jay, the program includes music of internationally popular musicians of his day, Johann Christian Bach, Luigi Boccherini, and American composer Francis Hopkinson, with dramatic readings from letters and journal entries to set the scene, enhanced by re-creations of historical social dances of the era, featuring dancers in period costume to further illuminate the social culture of Colonial life.
 
Featuring Grant Herreid, instrumentalist, singer and narrator, with Leah Nelson on Baroque violin, and early keyboard specialist Dongsok Shin on harpsichord, this program is a collaboration with the New York Baroque Dance Company's Touchstone Project, Caroline Copeland and Matthew Ting, Baroque dancers.

For More Information: Jay Heritage Center

Tuesday April 12th @7:30pm  Alice Tully Hall, NYC

Terpsichore: A Baroque Dance Mix


Juilliard Historical Performance director Robert Mealy  leads Juilliard415 in a collaboration with Baroque dancers, Caroline Copeland, Carlos Fittante, Alexis Silver and Andrew Trego, showcasing dance suites of the Baroque era and featuring new choreography by Caroline Copeland and Carlos Fittante and Juilliard dancers.


For Ticket Information go toJuilliard Website

Saturday June 18th @ The Jay Heritage Center, Rye NY -    NY Paths Through History Event

Arts & Letters of our Founding Fathers; Music, song, dance, and letters from America's Founding Fathers, presented in historical spaces.

Drawing from the vast music library of Thomas Jefferson, with dance and song known to George Washington, Arts & Letters concerts bring history to life, tying historical spaces to the arts and culture of the era. Reflecting the world of Governor John Jay, the program includes music of internationally popular musicians of his day, Johann Christian Bach, Luigi Boccherini, and American composer Francis Hopkinson, with dramatic readings from letters and journal entries to set the scene, enhanced by re-creations of historical social dances of the era, featuring dancers in period costume to further illuminate the social culture of Colonial life.
 
Featuring Grant Herreid, instrumentalist, singer and narrator, with Leah Nelson on Baroque violin, and early keyboard specialist Dongsok Shin on harpsichord, this program is a collaboration with the New York Baroque Dance Company's Touchstone Project, Caroline Copeland and Matthew Ting, Baroque dancers.

For More Information: Jay Heritage Center

July 9th @ THE HILLWOOD MUSEUM AND GARDENS, WASHINGTON DC

THE NEW YORK BAROQUE DANCE COMPANY in Fêtes Champêtres, a new ballet-pantomime choreographed by Caroline Copeland and performed by Ms. Copeland, Meggi Sweeney Smith, Matthew Ting, and Andrew Trego.


MASTER CLASSES

Wednesday February 24th, Gallatin, NYU- Late 18th and Early 19th Century Social Dances of Europe and the United States

Tuesday March 8th, Parsons School of Design- The Minuet: Dance and Etiquette in Motion

Wednesday March 23rd, The University of Delaware's Fulbright Society- Baroque Music and Dance/Performed and Practiced

Monday April 18th, Ensemble ACJW (The Academy – a program of Carnegie Hall, The Juilliard School, and the Weill Music Institute)- Baroque Music and Dance Forms/ Performed and Practiced

2015

Choreography/Direction/Performing

March 2015: Les Caracteres de la Danse: A baroque repertoire performance with Brooklyn Baroque at the Hoff-Barthelson Music School (director/choreographer/performer)

May 12th and 13th:  Convention/Invention Performing Arts Center Bessie Schonberg Dance Studio 7:30pm - 8:30pm

I am currently in residence at Sarah Lawrence College and creating a new baroque-inspired work on the undergraduate and graduate students. 

June 7-14th, 2015 Boston Early Music Festival: 

Monteverdi's Ritorno d’Ulisse in Patria Assistant Director to Gilbert Blin and Choreographer 

Invention of Delight: Dance music from the courts of the early 17th century  Performer/Choreographer 

Late-Renaissance Dance Workshops on June 11th- Teacher

July 11th, 2015  NYBDC/The Hillwood Museum, Washington D.C.

I created a new pantomime for The French Festival at the beautiful Hillwood Museum and Gardens.
For More Information:   Hillwood Museum

August 2015: Innsbruck Early Music Festival, Austria
Lully's Armide 
Music Direction: Patrick Cohën-Akenine with Les Folies Françoises 
Stage Direction and Choreography: Deda Cristina Colonna
Dancers: Nordic Baroque Dancers
Innsbruck Early Music Festival

October 9th, 2015: NYBDC/Touchstone Project: Spend an evening at the Kings Manor in Queens, NY with Leah Nelson and Donsok Shin, performing late 18th and early 19th c. repertoire on violin and piano forte.  Grant Herreid will narrate letters from the Founding Fathers and Matthew Ting and Caroline Copeland of the New York Baroque Dance Company will perform dances popular in the Colonial American ballroom!

Visit their website for more information: Kings Manor Museum

Saturday November 21st: Cantata Profana at the MainStage 2   New Haven, CT

From the frou-frou of Poulenc's raucous and irreverant Bal Masqué to the tristesse of Louis-Nicolas Clerambault's savagely dramatic solo cantata Médée, CP takes to its feet for a rousing celebration of the great French esprit, joined by the uniquely stunning baroque and modern dance soloist Caroline Copeland. Our first dance collaboration! 

Featuring Jessica Petrus, Kristin Gornstein, Kyle Erdos-Knapp, John Taylor Ward

Sunday November 22nd: Cantata Profana at Dixon Place  NYC

From the frou-frou of Poulenc's raucous and irreverant Bal Masqué to the tristesse of Louis-Nicolas Clerambault's savagely dramatic solo cantata Médée, CP takes to its feet for a rousing celebration of the great French esprit, joined by the uniquely stunning baroque and modern dance soloist Caroline Copeland. Our first dance collaboration! 

Featuring Jessica Petrus, Kristin Gornstein, Kyle Erdos-Knapp, John Taylor Ward

For More Information: Cantata Profana


2014                                          

Film                                                                                   

Banished, a film project on the lacivisious sarabande. A film by Deirdre Towers.

 Carlos Fittante and I on the final shoot for Banished.

Performance

October 2014: Rameau's Les Fetes des l'Hymen and l'Amour with NYBDC and Opera Lafayette

November 2014: Pergolisi's Livietta e Tracollo and Serva Padrona with the Boston Early Music Festival

Guest Lecturer/Performance

November 2014: Rutgers: Invited Lecturer and Performer of Baroque Repertoire and Contemporary Solo work

Choreography/Direction/Performing

March 2014: Consort of Viols/Waldorf Music School/Solo Choreographer and Performer

November 2014: Four Nations Ensemble/Kaatsbaan/Choreographer and Performer with Carlos Fittante

May 2014: Leah Nelson/Clerembault Concert with Carlos Fittante

July 2014: NYBDC Hillwood Mansion: Ces Petits Riens: A Dance Play based on the reputation and teachings of the 18th century dancing master, M. Marcel: Director/Writer/Performer

2012

February 2012: Empress of Pleasure: An evening of music and dance with music from Boyce, Dittersdorf, and JC Bach/Simon Murphy and The New Dutch Academy in Den Haag/Choreographer and Dancer

Here are links to the performance on YouTube:

Empress of Pleasure/Boyce Symphony no. 2 in A

Carls Dittersdorf/Ovid Symphony